DIY: Witch’s Broom

October 25, 2016

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  1. Mary Lonergan says:

    Looks fabulous am hoping to do this for a Halloween party!! Thank you

  2. mrsben says:

    All your creativity paid off as IMHO, you did a fantastic job! As did a lawn witch silhouette who holds a broom a few years ago, can relate how difficult it is to find an authentic looking one … . I ended up using a good size branch (with a lot of character) from an old Oak tree that one of my neighbours had to cut down. I stripped off its bark, painted it black then added layers of faux like-palm for its head portion by first boring a hole in its end then tying and stacking (similar to what you did) but don’t think it can stand up on its own like yours using the hay. (I must try it.) -Brenda-
    P.S.: I hope no one stole it on you.

    • admin says:

      I did try to search in the woods for the perfect stick but just couldn’t find the perfect one. You know the struggle is real! Thank you for your sweet comment!

  3. Letia says:

    I can’t think of enough words to describe how awesome your witch broom turned out. Amazing, beautiful, Creative.

  4. Sue says:

    This is the best broom making tutorial I have yet to find!!!! Thank you!

  5. Karen Nelson says:

    This is a beautiful design! Love the curve at the top. It really makes it unique. I just came across this and WOW! Wish i had the tools to build one. You really did a great job?

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Karen! It definitely took some help from my husband in cutting the design out. My daughter has really enjoyed “riding” around on it this year!

  6. Rommel says:

    Awesome idea! It looks very nice.

  7. Belinda says:

    Love it wanting to make one too

  8. Kristine Morrison says:

    What an amazing broom-! Love it – you did a great job. Regards, Kris

  9. San says:

    Wow, Logan is a keeper! I can’t get my spousal unit to engage with my creative (he thinks superfluous and silly) plans! He also is not a sharer of his tools! My dream is now my own shed and own tools. No boys allowed!

    Who knew at some point in my life I would look longingly at power tools!

    Love the broom! I had a hard time figuring how you did the handle. From a 2×8 board!!! Now that is a serious commitment to sanding! Congratulations! The final product is crazy cool!

    • admin says:

      He sure is! He doesn’t like to admit it, but he likes when I have a project for him. Touching his tools though, not so much! lol

  10. joann says:

    I have been looking for a witches broom just like the ones you make. Do you sell them? Please let me know because they are hard to find. Maybe you would know where they do have them like yours. Yours is very authentic.

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much! I don’t sell them unfortunately. I made this one after not being able to find one that I liked in stores. Hope this tutorial will help you create one you love!

  11. Sher says:

    Awesome work! Love it!!

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  13. Vicki says:

    I love your broom. I have a sister witch that appreciates Halloween as much as I do and I am going to use your totorial to gift her one next year. I have a suggestion to help reduce the hours of sanding. Before using the sander use a small block plane to “knock” the edges off. You will be amazed by how much faster it eats away at the wood.

  14. Beth says:

    I saved this post hoping to get it done. Having my own tools helped. Right now, my hands are tired from using the jig saw and some sanding. I’ll continue tomorrow. Thanks for a great idea!! Happy Haunting!!!!????

    • admin says:

      You are so welcome! Comment back with a picture when you’ve finished. Can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

  15. Corrin says:

    Hello what kind of straw did u purchase at hobby lobby I do not see it

    • admin says:

      Hi Corrin! Unfortunately, it’s been 5 years since I made this and I didn’t take a picture of what I purchased at the time. Hope you can find something similar!

  16. Martha Millett says:

    I used a large branch from a downed tree…quite simple.. it was in the back “yard”…. the rest was fairly simple… no sanding… I too, used zip ties, the wrapped with jute… the broom itself is over 6 feet tall… I put metal dowel like posts in the ground and fastened again with zip ties so the broom would stand secure…. blew 45 mph the other night and she is still there.. I used solar lights to make it visible at night…. its a cool piece

    • admin says:

      Securing it to the ground with posts was a great idea! I usually just lean mine up against the front door but I may try this if I ever relocate it. Thanks for sharing!

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