DIY Witches Brooms


When I saw the tree I used to climb as a kid dying I knew I wanted to keep part of it to save as memories. Luckily for me it was the perfect time of year to take some dead tree branches, a few weeds and a little ingenuity and make a fun and spooky decoration for our front porch. Total cost for project: FREE
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Take branches from a dying tree and turn them into a spooky fun decoration!
Using a simple whip knot is the easiest way to keep straw together.
All the ghouls and boys will love these whimsical decorations.

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2 questions
  • Vivian
    Vivian
    on Oct 16, 2017

    where do you get straw from?

  • Sherry Spring
    Sherry Spring
    on Oct 20, 2019

    I love them and would enjoy making them but not just for Halloween. I have been looking for instructions just as these for my personal practice however I do not know what a whip knot is or how to tie one. Would you please provide instructions? Thank you

    • Janet
      Janet
      on Oct 20, 2019

      Wrap the twine around the straw going back into the loop each time. Basically you're tying a shoestring each time without the bow part. You can Google French whipping knot.

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  • Barbara Drager
    Barbara Drager
    on Aug 13, 2018

    Yes, I'll make a few brooms and decorate them. We had to cut down our dying silver maple this summer and the limbs will work really well. Thanks for the instructions.

  • Jacqui
    Jacqui
    on Sep 17, 2019

    Heck yeah, th twisted branches giv th brooms their Witch Hazel attitude. Perfect. Love 'em.

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