It’s the charming, rustic things that make Halloween so much fun for me.
Take, for example, these favors from Martha Stewart Living:
I spotted these witches brooms in her magazine a few years ago, and for some reason they just tickled my fancy. Now they are my favoritest favor to stow tricks and treats!
Here’s how to make them:
*Brown paper lunch sacks (2 per broom)
*Treats for filling
Step 1: Cut about 2 inches off the top of two paper lunch sacks.
Step 2: For a fuller-looking broom top, cut a zigzag pattern along the top of the bags.
Step 3: Taking one bag, pull the bottom down until it looks like this:
Step 4: Cut thin strips along the body of the bag, stopping just at the crease along the bottom:
Step 5: Open up the bag and spread out the fringe:
Step 6: Open up the second bag, place in the center of the fringed bag and fill with treats…
…and a stick.
Step 7: With one hand, gather up the ends.
Step 8: With the other hand, bring the fringe up one section at a time and secure the whole package with a 6 to 8-inch piece of twine.
Tie the twine tightly to assure that the stick doesn’t slide out.
Tip: It’s always best to have one of your pets inspect your work for final approval.
I just love the effect of these simple yet festive witch brooms.
Hopefully our trick-or-treaters will enjoy them as much as I do….or else.