It’s the charming, rustic things that make Halloween so much fun for me.
A few years back I was browsing through a Martha Stewart Living magazine when I stumbled upon her idea for witch broom Halloween favors.
They tickled my fancy and are now one of my most favorite crafts to make in the fall. Here’s how you can make your own!
Witch Broom Halloween Favors
You will need:
- Brown paper lunch sacks (2 per broom)
- 9-inch twigs
- Treats for filling (I like peanut butter brownies, cookies, candy, small bottles of Kahlua–for the adults, of course)
- 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 and flatten.
- 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: Enlist a friend inspect your work.
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!