Friday, October 8, 2010

Witchs broom!






I really wanted a witch's broom for my Halloween decor but I wanted something really whimsy since I am not into the creepy. I found this broom at the dollar tree and thought that it would be perfect!


I spray painted the broom part black and then I wrapped the handle in masking tape.





My next step was to paper mache the handle. I wanted it to be bumpy and wavy to give it that whimsical look: (disclosure: do not stare directly at the ugly blue countertops! I repeat do not stare at the ugliness!)







Ok I forgot to take pictures of the next few steps but here is what I did: I painted the handle exactly how I wanted it. I did orange and purple stripes. Next I tied some raffia and ribbon to the base and added a little glue! Viola! I was done!












15 comments:

  1. very cute,, and I love that its so affordable.

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  2. Very cute! I have a thing for Witch Brooms, myself! I just posted my newest on my site.
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Party!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  3. Awwww I love this. I didn't know they had these brooms at the dollar store. I'm gonna have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. LOVE IT~!! there are several days a month my hubby would say I needed one of those.. Mine wont be as pretty as yours I'm sure..:)

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  5. Love you Witch's Broom - I have an old broom that I was wondering what to do with it - this is definite inspiration if I go with Halloween instead of harvest.

    Fantastic project!

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  6. Could that little candle be more adorable (in the last picture)? It's leaning back to get a better look at its new neighbor. Love this one! ♥ Julie @ Knittlebits

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  7. such a cute broom (did i just say that?)

    thanks so much for stopping by and commenting...deer must be a real pain to deal with! i feel like i wouldn't be as bothered by deer as i am by squirrels. they are just such pests!

    have a good one!

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  8. Just stopping by again to let you know I featured this today! :)

    http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/10/link-party-features_18.html

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  9. You are too clever...that is such a fun idea. Thanks for linking to tickled pink.

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