35 Creative Garden Projects using Sticks & Twigs

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Garden projects using sticks and twigs that you can DIY with just a few tools and garden waste. Make everything from garden artwork to trellises and garden arches using a material that you can find in the woods or in your garden.

You can spend a fortune kitting out your garden with edging, trellises, artwork, plant supports, and other garden features. Fortunately, you can make a lot of garden projects using sticks and twigs. That’s right! When you next prune your trees, bushes, grapevines, or raspberry canes, set the pieces aside for some of these ideas. If you have willow growing on your land even better since it can be used to create all sorts of attractive and useful features for the garden.

If you’d love to have that cottage garden look while not spending a lot of money then this collection of more than thirty creative garden projects using sticks and twigs is sure to give you loads of ideas. The ones I have in mine are the first few and include the willow garden obelisks, the raspberry cane garden edging, and even a willow wattle hurdle for blocking the wind.

Creative garden features you can DIY for free using twigs, sticks, and branches. Ideas include trellises, plant supports, and garden artwork #gardendiy #gardenidea #garden

Techniques to Use Sticks and Twigs in the Garden

Each of the projects below has a link to their source and may include instructions on how to recreate them. If in doubt, consider making a project using your own method. Some common techniques for these garden projects include:

Creative garden features you can DIY for free using twigs, sticks, and branches. Ideas include trellises, plant supports, and garden artwork #gardendiy #gardenidea #garden
  1. Woven Garden Edging using pruned raspberry canes, though you could use willow, or other bendy sticks

2. Make a DIY Garden Obelisk using hazel or willow sticks

3. Use hazel or birch sticks to create a bean archway, wigwam, or other growing support.

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A triangular garden bed made with vertical sticks making up the sides.

4. Create a Natural Wood Raised Garden Bed using cut branches and old sticks

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5. Stick & String Lattice trellis. All you need to do to make this plant support is bind twigs together with garden string.

Sweet peas bloom over a light-weight curved willow arch

6. This Willow Sweet Pea Arch was made by bending and weaving sticks together

A garden project using twigs as simple plant markers

7. Make Twig Plant Markers by peeling bark off small sticks and twigs

A woodland path covered in an arbor made of sticks and logs

8. This stunning Forest Walk Arbor is made with small tree trunks and old sticks

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9. Use a combination of sticks and twigs to make Nature’s Birdhouse

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10. Weave sticks together to create this Star & Diamond Stick Lattice

A rustic fence made with vertical sticks. A birdhouse sits on the corner of the fence and a garden is protected by the structure.

11. Build a Simple Stick Fence by nailing sticks to posts

30+ Garden Projects using Sticks & Twigs. Garden beds, edging, plant markers, plant supports, birdhouses and more #lovelygreens #diygarden #gardening

12. Weave a Willow Tomato Cage with a bundle of willow sticks

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13. Create a DIY Wattle Fence with hazel sticks for the uprights and weave

A circular playhouse made with living willow

14. Create a Living Willow Playhouse by weaving living willow sticks together and pushing the ends into the soil.

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15. How stunning is this handmade Espalier Garden Bench

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16. Make a Wooden Tomato Support by creating a woven mesh teepee made of sticks

Peony shoots, buds and leaves supported by a circular framework held up by vertical sticks.

17. Twist sticks into a circle to make a Peony Branch Support

Young lovage shoots emerging under a rounded frame made using sticks and twigs

18. Bend sticks around a plant to create this Globe Plant Support

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19. Woven Wattle Garden Divider made with sticks woven into a wooden frame

A teardrop-shaped woven birds next made with willow

20. Weave a Willow Bird Nest with thin willow rods and sticks

A woven circular garden bed that looks like a basket embedded in the ground

21. Willow is woven around sticks pushed into the soil to create this Woven Circular Raised Bed

Natural woven garden project using sticks woven together into an arched support

22. This whimsical Willow Flower Support is made with willow but you could use other sticks and twigs such as freshly cut bamboo.

A giant artificial birds nest sits at the top of a garden shed with three gigantic blue eggs inside

23. The creator of this Giant Garden Art Bird Nest used sticks she found on the curb

A garden pavilion made with sticks and decked out in flowing white fabric. A table and chairs is inside.

24. If you have enough sticks, you could create this Garden Pavilion

A garden obelisk made with sticks and grape vines

25. Use vines and old sticks to build this Rustic Branch Obelisk

nasturtiums growing through a garden fence made with sticks

26. The creator of this Simple Dividing Fence pushed sticks into the ground and wove smaller sticks and twigs between them.

Creative growing trellis or garden artwork that uses sticks and twigs to depict a full moon and a barren tree

27. The beauty of natural sticks and branches is displayed in Full Moon Stick Lattice

Simple garden trellis made with sticks

28. When it comes to plant supports, you can’t go wrong with an easy to make Rustic Plant Support

Vines trained along a diamond lattice framework

29. Though this looks like it’s made of sticks, it’s climbers growing up a white lattice

Morning glory growing on a garden project made with sticks

30. Bend sticks or willow rods to create this gothic-inspired Arched Flower Support

peas growing over a dark colored domed pea trellis

31. Nothing by naturally woven sticks went into making this Willow Pea Dome

A cat sits next to lettuce protected by a twigs and sticks pushed into the ground

32. Sticks and twigs can make great cat deterrents for your veggie patch

A diamond lattice made with sticks and twigs

33. Weave sticks at an angle to recreate this DIY Diamond Patterned Twig Lattice

A large garden gate made with neatly arranged sticks.

34. Create a fancy DIY Wooden Arbor using thick sticks and straight branches

Bean arbor made using sticks

35. This Runner Bean Arbor is made with thick branches and sticks woven together to form the roof

Garden project using sticks and twigs

36. This garden project using sticks and twigs helps to create a wind block in the garden

22 Comments

  1. Oh me, oh my! I just stumbled upon this amazing site via Pinterest. The creativity and earth loving beauty you have compiled here is astounding! I recently moved into a secret garden of a home with a little over three acres and have so many needs and projects I want to do but didn’t know where to start or even which project to do where. Hahaha but I discovered I am a Gardner in my soul. The first weed I pulled I knew it was for me! I am trying to restore a beautiful old wooden fence that is worn in just the right way aestheticly but not in functionality. I want to keep the pieces I can and figure something out or the rotten pieces. I know I need to post the corners bc the original fence builder did not. Have you any ideas or suggestion? Even just a general idea of a direction would be super appreciated! Sincerely a city girl turned gardener in her soul and lover of the land! Living life in full bloom!

    1. Hi Penny, you could get some solid wood (or another material) posts for the corners and cement them in. That will give you a great support for your existing fence and any alterations you might make for it :) Welcome to the amazing world of gardening too!

  2. I have been watching you on Youtube, but how did I miss that you have blog as well? Never mind. I know it now and this post is just what I need to make the task of cleaning up a cut down Maple into some things useful and lovely.
    Thank you for research on inspiration for stick usage in the garden!
    Lynda

  3. I just found your site. This posting about twig & branch trellises and arbors etc is amazing.
    The organic quality of the structures is so welcoming.
    Thank you for posting.
    I do not have access to many branches and twigs, but do have a few beautiful birch branches from a tree we had to remove from the garden. I can start with those.
    I will be following your posts in the future.

  4. Where do you get all the long sticks to weave together to make some of the larger projects?

    1. If you have a larger property, you can coppice willow, hazel, and other types of shrubby trees. You can also use bamboo cut from clumps in the garden, providing that it’s thick enough.

  5. I have been thinking about this a lot recently and wondering how to go about it. I was so excited when I came across this post, it’s got great ideas to try. Thank you!

  6. I have just discovered your helpful videos. they are absolutely fabulous.
    I love the idea of no – dig – as I can dig for so long then my back gets sore – so it’s great to know – when that happens. I’ll keep watching – as I am too going to dedicate a psych to wildlife – butterflies & bees & build a big hotel the frogs are already in residence!

  7. Hi Tanya,

    I have just discovered your helpful videos – they are absolutely fabulous – Thankyou!
    After just taking over an alotment last year & approaching our first planning, growing season – all the items covered are so very helpful.
    I love the idea of no – dig – as I can dig for so long then my back gets sore – so it’s great to know – when that happens – I can have a go at your ideas – especially growing squash/pumpkins through weed suppressant material- ( without having to rely on my reluctant gardening husband !)
    I’ll keep watching – as I am too going to dedicate a psych to wildlife – butterflies & bees & build a big hotel – the frogs are already in residence!

    Thankyou again ??

  8. I saw ur blog on Pinterest and really love it! Very inspirational! I wish I can have a house with a garden and live in harmony with nature. It’s hard for my country though as our land is scarce and super expensive, most of us live in tall buildings. I guess I will just stick to potted plants for now and dream while reading/ watching ur garden :)

    1. I wish everyone could have a garden — but potted plants is a great way to have your plants without much space. Maybe one day you’ll find a way to have a little piece of land to garden too. I hope so.

  9. Question. I have some (many) Willow branches that I saved from a Willow I used to have. I know that these branches sometimes root when they are stuck in the ground. If my branches are 5 or 6 years old do you think I might be safe from “accidental propagation”?

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