Halloween Broom Craft How To

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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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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm