I could go on and on about my love of Fall. One of my favorite things about it is Halloween! I’m in love with the sights, sounds and decor. Today I’m going to show you how to make a Witch’s Broom on the cheap! And it’s so cute and easy.
You will need:
- Hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- small rubber bands or twist ties would also work
- Long debarked wood branch for the handle (the more twisty the better!)
- 15 -18 varied floral sticks for Fall (see pics for what I used from Dollar Tree)
- Twine or ribbon (I used thick twine rope from Family Farm and Home)
- Wire cutters
- Eye protection
Making the Broom;
Layout your supplies you will be using.
Remove all the bark you can from your branch, take off any pointy parts with clippers and sand to your desired smoothness. You can leave natural like I have or paint or stain it.
Put several of the small rubber bands or twist ties onto your branch and begin to insert your floral picks under them.
Once you have a few floral picks inserted under the rubber bands you can begin to hot glue them in place.
Continue applying your floral picks around the first set and hot glue them into place as you go. You do not need to insert under the rubber bands or twist tie them on at this point, you can also slightly move them up the broom handle to give the broom more dimension.
How to Decorate a Witch’s Broom
Once all your floral picks are in place and you are satisfied with the result you can begin to decorate your broom. I used some heavy-duty twine and wrapped it around the bristles starting lower than where the hot glue begins so as to ensure it was all well hidden.
Continue adding the twine or ribbon going upwards toward the broom handle, hot gluing it along the way as you go. Clip it off once you are comfortable it has passed all traces of the floral picks.
Next you can add any decoration you wish. I attached a crocheted flower with hotglue that I then decorated with a glass moon and some silver stars on one side.
On the other side I hot glued some Fall leaves and Floral details which I wrapped downward towards the bristles at an angle, attaching them with hot glue as I went, to complete the look.
One word of caution, it will not stand on its own unless you use stiffer bristle material than I did. As I will be hanging mine next to our front door I did not change this.
In Summation; This broom turned out gorgeous using unusual bristle materials! I had so much fun making this I plan to make another and have a few rides available at my door for me and my Witchy friends 😉
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