Halloween Broom Craft How To

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Halloween Broom Craft How To

By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Need a witch’s broom for your Halloween costume, or looking for an easy fall decoration for your home? Create this adorable straw broom in three easy steps!  Our stylists found an already finished broom as inspiration and figured out how you can get this look for less.

Here’s What You’ll Need
-Twine or sturdy string
-A Stick, cut to desired length and trimmed
-Dried straw or various dried grasses

Here’s How to Do It

image1. First you’ll need to find the perfect broom handle. A stick from your yard will do just fine, but you’ll need to cut it to your desired length and trim excess twigs with a saw. You may also be able to find suitable sticks from your local craft store.

2. Collect enough straw and dried grasses of similar lengths to create a good, full broom; a handful or two should do. We found our grasses from Paula’s yard, but again, your local craft store should have some varieties. Don’t be scared to mix it up!

image3. Bunch your grasses altogether. You may find it helpful to loosely time them together with a string towards the middle, just to keep them all in place. Insert one end of the broom handle to the top of your grasses. Wrap the your twine around the grasses and the handle tightly, and then tie off.

Takeaway Tip: Try making different sized brooms. Experiment with a tinier version made from needles. Or, try a variation of grasses to create all different kinds of textures and colors!

 

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Glad to see you back!!!!!! Hopefully soon with your own show, sure do miss you!

By Alice Heisler on October 10, 2013

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This craft reminds me of the story my daddy use to tell. When he was a boy back in the early 1940's his momma would make her own brooms. He said they would go out into the field and find the best staw. She would cut and tie them, he remembers her tieing them so tight he couldn't pull them apart.He always said,"you can't buy a broom that good!".Thank you Paula for such an inspiring and helpful site on the internet. I have truly enjoyed browsing through the recipes. Now it's time to START COOKING:)

By Deborah Jones on November 13, 2011

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Hi Connie, You can find those in our online store: http://www.pauladeenstore.com/collection/list/pewter-measuring-sets/4294932008/21/1/0/3051

By Jonathan Able on October 26, 2011

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I call our textbook at our beauty school "the bible of Cosmetology." It is ok-- lighten up!! Ha

By Ruth 1952 on October 25, 2011

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Love Paula Deen, but, I cannot agree with calling her cookbook a bible.

By Reva Steppe on October 17, 2011

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paula where can i find the measuring cups like you have on the show ? would love to have a set connie smith

By connie on October 17, 2011

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