This has to be my all time favorite Halloween prop I have ever made. I actually wrote a quick tutorial on the making of it over on the Halloween Forum. But I wanted to show it off to you.
No it is not my Crow Hat. But that must be my second favorite!
This post is for my Witches Broom For Seniors!
It all started with a diamond willow branch that my sister mistakenly left behind when she moved from Alberta to Prince Edward Island. I almost died and went to heaven. I know I should have mailed it to her but I seriously wanted to do something with it. I wanted a witches broom. I figured if I did a really spectacular job she would not have the heart to ask for the stick back!
So that is how it began.
I went out and collected some branches for the bottom of the broom. I needed quite a few of these. I actually snuck around the neighborhood in the dark armed with my pruning shears (which the same sister gave me) and nipped a few branches off of several of my neighbors shrubbery! Hey what can I say… I am a witch! I wanted it nice and full. I hot glued layers and layers of branches onto the end of the stick.
Once the layers of branches were attached I took both ends off a soup can and wedged it over the branches and added more hot glue. It was then painted gold to take away from the tin can look. I then wrapped some cheap twine around the branches adding more hot glue to hold it in place.
Next I added an old bicycle seat with wire. Then came the handle bars complete with a working vintage bicycle headlamp and a bell.
From E-Bay I ordered a Mercedes Benz hood ornament and that my friends was the icing on the cake.
This wasn’t difficult at all to make.
The difficult part will be hiding it from my sister if she ever comes to visit. Or maybe I will just take it out for a spin. If she ever shows up I will be conveniently not at home. I will be cruising in style and the view is mighty fine, so she had better not show up around Halloween!