WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORSThis 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.

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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.

 

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

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.

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

From E-Bay I ordered a Mercedes Benz hood ornament and that my friends was the icing on the cake.

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

WITCHES BROOM FOR SENIORS

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!

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Welcome to my world! My name is Kat. I live in Medicine Hat. Thus the name, Kat From The Hat.

6 Comments

  1. I just had to come say hi Kat. I love, love your broom. I’ve got one too, but I think I need to get myself a bicycle seat, this old butt is taking some strain on the broom handle.

  2. HI Kat
    Just had to stop by to say that is hilarious. I love it. I have to try to make it. Hopefully I can find all the ingredients. Thank you for having such a great imagination. Love your emails.
    Thank you again.
    Hugs Carol

    • Hi Carol! You definitely should try and make one! While I was trying to build this and trying to explain to other people what I was trying to make I got the looks of “She Is Crazy”!!! But once it was done the same people all wanted one! Crazy is good!

  3. OMG I made one that looks just like this two years ago!! The extra thing I added was a Cone under the Sticks so my Broom would stand up and a small neon green light to the very top of the Broom stick. I took it out of a balloon that lights up. It lasted about a month! I wanted to put a remote control on it so I can make it fly but hubby said since I was going to a Community function, I’d end up killing someone sheesh. I’m a Witch every year since my babies were small who are now in their 40s but I still dress up. I LOVE your page! Thank you for such a fun place to be.

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