Picture of Branch Weaving
Branch weaving is sort of a combination of yarn bombing (which I would love to do someday on a massive scale) and a dream catcher. It is different and fun to be able to bring an item from nature into the home as an art piece.

I first saw branch weaving on the blog Natural Suburbia when I was searching for a fun craft to do with my son. He is a nature lover and very much a little artist so I knew this would be a perfect project for him. We went out and searched for the 'perfect' small branch for him to weave on. He already knew how to weave so this was a natural progression for him.

When he was weaving his branch and I saw how much he enjoyed it I really wanted to try it myself on a larger scale. I added a few patterns in my version on the weaving to give the piece extra character.

One could really go all out with branch weaving with detailed patterns. What's even greater is no piece will ever be the same just because of the branch arms and shapes!

All of the patterns used in this weaving project are very basic and easy. They are good for a beginner, even a child with some prior weaving experience.

Step 1: Item List and Inspiration

Picture of Item List and Inspiration
You will need the following items to complete this project:

large plastic needle
crochet hook

wold630 (author) 2 years ago
This is a picture of my son with his branch weaving that inspired me to do one on a larger scale! Great project for kids.
Binkismama1 month ago
This will be a perfect project my grandaughters and I can do together . Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

I"ve been looking for a little project ! thankyou !'''

chriswangmu5 months ago

beautiful! i'm gonna make one with my son soon!

lynne9415 months ago
Try using a bit of sandpaper to smooth the roughness of the branch. Not so much that you remove bark. Then rub the branch with a bit of oil. Gives the wood a warm, finished look.
ladymda5 months ago

Wow, this is so cool! I am definitely going to make one to decorate my room! Thanks for sharing :D

LoriH112 months ago

I am so putting this on the list of crafts for the next school holidays!!! :D We might start small, though - I have a 6yo & an 8yo who would love this!

dsmith2342 years ago
this is nice
wold630 (author)  dsmith2342 years ago
Thank you.
Wow! Gorgeous!! I can't wait to try this :)
wold630 (author)  MommaIsLearning2 years ago
Thanks. Please share pictures if you make one!
sauwen2 years ago
Ooo~ The finished product looks beautiful!
wold630 (author)  sauwen2 years ago
Thank you!
anke-art2 years ago
How pretty! I can't wait for my son to be old enough for this craft ;)
wold630 (author)  anke-art2 years ago
Definitely put it on your list of crafts for him when he is old enough. My son started weaving when he was three. He is five now and still loves to weave and has become much better at it!
poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the fiber arts contest!! Good luck to you!
wold630 (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Hey, thanks!
That's awesome! I never even considered any other way besides over, under, repeat! I love all the different weaves you did :)
wold630 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you!
HollyMann2 years ago
ALSO - if you have a big enough branch you're doing this with - I think it would be a really cool cat seat..if you attached it to something else...
wold630 (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
I don't have a cat but I agree it would be great for a cat seat. If you did it outside on a tree itself maybe you could get other little creatures that would like it too!
HollyMann2 years ago
Good job!!! This is so awesome and creative - I love it. The picture of your son is too cute also - he is adorable! I will def. try this when I have time...hopefully it will be soon!
wold630 (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thank you. He is cute isn't he??!!! I might be a little bias though. :)

Definitely try it....maybe with your son. It is a great project for kids if you use a small branch.
Ez-Kabob2 years ago
This is amazing!
wold630 (author)  Ez-Kabob2 years ago
Thank you.
Erfunden2 years ago
That's pretty cool! I would love to see it done to a branch that's still on the tree. Or maybe the whole tree!
wold630 (author)  Erfunden2 years ago
I really wanted to weave on the tree itself but since it has been in the 30s and 40s in my neck of the woods I didn't want to deal with my fingers turning into ice and falling off. As for weaving the entire tree I would be worried it would get too heavy during rain or snow and the smaller branches could snap.

Just make sure the trees aren't being harmed and have fun!! :)
Around here there's not much rain or snow to worry about. But I see your point!
OMG! I love this. I'm gonna have to try this one.
wold630 (author)  The Gingham Ginger2 years ago
Thank you. Post a picture when you finish!!
flyingpuppy2 years ago
Wow! This is a great instructable! You made what looks like a very difficult project look quite doable. And it's SO pretty! Thanks
wold630 (author)  flyingpuppy2 years ago
Thanks, it is actually a pretty easy project and fun to do as well!
useraaaaa2 years ago
who want to post instructable "how to make square loom"? (or triangular...)
wold630 (author)  useraaaaa2 years ago
You should ask your question elsewhere.
fretted2 years ago
This is neeto very creative great Ible too !
wold630 (author)  fretted2 years ago
bajablue2 years ago
wold630 (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thank you, they are very fun to make.