For Halloween I wanted to decorate dramatically the way to the front door for all the trick or treaters.
This year we had a few wind storms that made branches from the trees fall off, way more than usual. So, since it was tricky to get rid of it all (city overwhelmed by the amount) I decided to use them… to decorate!
I decided I would do witch brooms. I collected all the little branches to make the bristles and 5 big ones 2″ (5cm) diameter and 6′ (1m75) long to make the handle.
With a pair of pruner and lopper I cut all the little branches in 12″ (30cm) to 24″ (60cm) sections. and made 5 piles evenly distributed (the best that I could).
To the tip of a handle, I attached the thickest of the little branches all around with twine-nat rope. I put gloves to make it tight without burning my hands and asked for a second pair of hands to help me hold everything while I was attaching the bristles . I made three layers from the thickest to the thinnest bristles. Attaching the branches in bunches the best and the tightest that I could.
I didn’t care about the perfection of it because; I thought it would look like a witch made it up herself, and in a hurry so…. It gave imperfect, perfect witches brooms!
Once all five were done I attach the handle the the hand rail with fat tie-raps.
I dispersed the brooms all the way up to the front door, bristles up to make a creepy – witchy entrance for the trick or treaters and voilà !
But wait for it… I took them off after Halloween, but I kept all them for the winter time, so I can make snow man with beautiful brooms 🙂
I hope you liked my DIY Halloween / Winter-Christmas easy to make BROOM-decoration!