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Every fall I just can’t stop myself from buying a cinnamon broom from the store. That intoxicating cinnamon aroma is just too hard for me to resist! Today I’m sharing a fun Halloween DIY witch broom decoration that I know you’re going to love from a few cinnamon brooms and a branch off one of my trees.
My witch broom looks great outside on my doorstep, and the bonus is that you can smell the amazing fall cinnamon smell before you even get to my front door, which makes me happy! This broom would even be a great addition to a witch costume for Halloween.
I picked up the cinnamon brooms and twine I used for this project at Dollar General. Crafting for Halloween at Dollar General is a great way that I can save money on my projects. Another favorite tip for saving money during the Halloween season is to buy supplies after Halloween, and save them for the following year. It’s totally worth it for me to get 75%, even 90% off!
Here are the easy directions for making your own witch broom. My kids all want their own broom now to ride around the house on!
DIY Witch Broom
- 3 Cinnamon brooms
- Twine or jute
- A long branch or stick
- Branch cutter
- Black spray paint
- White craft paint
- Spray sealer
- Glue gun
Find the perfect stick for your broom handle. I cut mine off my pomegranate tree and it worked perfectly. Wipe down the branch with a damp rag to clean it.
Spray paint the entire stick with two coats of black spray paint, letting each coat dry thoroughly.
Paint white stripes onto the broomstick. I used a medium-thick brush the size of the stripes that I wanted so that it was nice and easy to paint. Let dry, and then spray the entire broomstick with a clear glossy sealer to protect the paint. Let dry.
Cut all 3 brooms in the same spot with a branch cutter. Make sure that the ends are all even so that the broom bottom is even when the broom stands. Have someone hold your broomstick for you while you place the three cinnamon broom pieces around the stick evenly. Cut off all the small pieces holding the broom together, and “fluff” up the broom a bit with your hands so that it isn’t so flat and sticks out a bit more like an old broom.
Tie the twine tightly in two spots on the top of your broom, and cut off the excess. Wrap more twine around the knots, adding a small amount of hot glue every once in a while to help secure the twine to the broom. When the twine is as thick as you would like it, add a little glue to the end to secure the twine.
Now isn’t it cute? I love the fact that this witch broom is totally unique. Depending on the size and shape of stick that you use, the colors of the handle, and how long you leave the broom bottom, you can totally customize the project to your own personal taste.
You could even leave the broomstick handle a natural color for a more realistic look.
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Here are some of my favorite Halloween projects that I think you’ll love!