Monday, September 26, 2011

How to Make a Besom (Witch's Broom)

A Besom (Witch's Broom) is a great way to spice up your fall decor. And, it is super easy to make!!
What you'll need:
Birch Twigs
Thick wood for handle
Wire for wrapping

~Gather a bunch of birch twigs and trim them down to the same basic length. 
~Find a strong stout stick for the handle. Traditionally it is made out of ash or hazel wood....I found a very cool crab apple branch with some sort of strong vine wrapped around it:
Too cool.
~Next, take your bunch of birch twigs and start gathering them into a bundle (with the thick ends at the top to be attached to the handle):
~Once you've got a nice thick bundle, fit the handle into the bunch and tightly wrap some floral wire around it in two different spots: wrap once near the end of the handle inside the twigs and another time near the thick end of the twigs up the handle a bit.

~Take some grapevine and wrap it around the areas with the wire.....just tuck the ends into the twigs and they should stay.
And, you've done it:

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  1. Hi Missy! What a fun how-to for Halloween decorating! It's sooo cool! Thanks so much for dropping by and joining the Tuesday To Do Party!!

  2. How fun is that? Would love to have you link this up to the Scatter Girls Fall Porch Link Up Party- going on right now!

  3. Thanks for sharing how to make that! It's very cute. I saw your post at Somewhat Simple blog

  4. Love this! I had a similar idea but you beat me to it! Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at I'd love to see you there!


  5. That is wonderful! love the piece of wood you found for a handle. Great project! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it.
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  7. Hi there, that's such a cute broom. I love the twisted handle. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. Love this! So spooky looking. The best part about this I think is that it costs, umm... nothing! Awesome.


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