How To Make A Witches Broom –
I was sorting through some craft goodies the other day, I hope to have new items in my craft shop soon. I came across a witch broom I made when I was a brownie troop leader ( many years ago). It is a simple and inexpensive craft. Its perfect for vignettes, miniatures displays and of course for Halloween decor. I know Halloween isn’t until next month. But, many of you like to decorate for the month of October.
I decorate a little bit, just this corner in the kitchen ( for our grandchildren to enjoy) .The ghost in the bottle is motion sensitive and lets out a howl when you pass by. It makes our younger grandchildren giggle. I gave one of these to a sweet friend of mine who loves Halloween. I think it makes her smile too.
As I gathered together the supplies to make a new broom for this post I thought I would check and see if anyone else has a tutorial about how to make a witch’s broom ( I always like to be as original as possible). I found a plethora, always a fun word to use ( overabundance-excess ) of tutorials on how to make a witches brooms in all different shapes and sizes. My simple tutorial is below along with several others you can try.
images belong to their respective blogs and are linked to their tutorials.
I used a green boa around the pumpkins, I think it may be a candidate for new uses for old things 🙂
How To Make a Witches Broom Using a Paintbrush
What You Need
Dollar store paint brush ( coarse bristles work best)
Dowel ( or cake pop stick)
Floral wire or rubber bands
Tape ( optional)
Turn the bristles of the brush to face you, add glue to the dowel/stick, insert the dowel/stick into the center of a a two inch section of the paintbrush bristles,
Gather together the bristles from around the dowel/stick and tie with floral wire or rubber bands. (Use tape if it helps to keep them altogether before you wrap your wire or rubber band)
This will be the top of the broom.
Let dry for about 15 minutes,
Using your scissors carefully cut away the bristles from the handle of the paintbrush.
Select sections of the bristles and tie with floral wire or rubber bands.
That’s it, simple I know, but effective.
Now on to a few of the others I found.
Lets start with the kind you can eat!
Cookies and Cups made some witches broom cupcakes!
the Dragons Kitchen made Broomstick Cookies
Maybe these Butterscotch cake pops by Mama Mommy Mom will make their way to your house.
Planning a party? I found some fun witches brooms to dress up your table
Lets start with DIY real’s Paper and Raffiea party Favors
HGTV has some cute witches broom place cards
I found these cute Lollipop Witches Brooms at Lauren Conrad
In the interest of full disclosure- I didn’t know who Lauren was, I just found her blog and thought” what a cute blog.” I now know she is a television personality and Author 🙂
These cute place cards can be eaten later.
Inspired by Charm Created a fun Hocus Pocus Broom Company chalkboard wall.
I saw this cute poster on pinterest created by The Whimsical Pixie. I think it is a fun way to end this tutorial with a smile.
Will you try one of these witches broom tutorials?
Have a great weekend everyone ♥