With Halloween just around the corner I wanted to share a quick DIY witch’s broom project that was a happy accident. It started with the purchase of these flower stems at Joann Fabrics. I was working on creating a headpiece for a Halloween themed photo shoot and loved the look and texture of these flowers.
Upon closer inspection I realized that the flowers stems were just wrapped around branches and could be easily removed. So I untwisted them, one-by-one while enjoying a little TV time.
I was left with two piles of pretty flowers destined for photo shoots and these two bare branch things. I considered putting them upright in a vase or bucket with lights for a spooky arrangement, but when I saw the two together I suddenly saw a broom.
I grabbed some scrap black ribbon and wrapped the two stems together. Normally I would have secured the ribbon with hot glue but I’m not sure I’ll use these the same way next year and I was at my office rather than at home so a few pieces of clear tape did the trick.
It looks pretty good in our office with the other Halloween decorations – follow me on Instagram and Facebook for peeks – but I wanted to get a nice shot of it so I took it back home and propped it up on the wood pile.
Not bad for a free project made from leftovers from another project! I still think it needs something to finish it off. Maybe a bow at the base of the stem or a hanging loop, but I can figure that out next year if I use it again. If you have ideas in the meantime I’d love to hear them! And in case you’re wondering how the flower headpiece turned out here’s a peek from the session!
Isn’t she gorgeous?! She’s a hair and makeup artist and did the makeup herself based on a couple of inspiration shots I sent her. I’ll be sharing more of these awesome shots soon and give a quick recap of the location we used, which is a local historical park. And I’ll be working with this lovely lady again in the future for some other fun ideas. 🙂