So I have been in full party planning mode for my upcoming 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular and as always my motto is:
Why buy it when you can make it?!
I came across these cute little broomsticks while perusing the ‘net for inspiration. I immediately thought they would be so simple to put together and they were!
You can use them for just about anything Halloween-y — as table decor, place holders, quirky additions to goodie bags, etc. Whatever you can think of really. Here’s how to make your own:
You will need:
lollipop sticks (you can find these at most craft stores)
natural or brown raffia
Cut lollipop sticks in half.
Grab a small-ish bundle of raffia (3-4 in long) and cut.
Fold raffia bundle in half and poke the little lollipop stick
through the top. Push the stick down about halfway.
Cut a good length of string and wrap it tightly around (and around) the top
section of the raffia, pulling tightly to ensure the lollipop stick
is secure. Tie string in a double knot.
Snip off any uneven ends of the raffia.
And you’re DONE!
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
If you’re feeling really ambitious you can dress them up with a dab of brown paint
for a realistic broom handle look.
Here’s the finished result (with one I made earlier):