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
Grapevine
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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