Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Witch Shoes and Broom

Oh how I love Halloween!  I love the decorations, the fun, the candy, dressing up... EVERYTHING!  I love that there is no meaning to miss, or make sure you focus on.  It's just dress up, have fun and get candy!  Don't get me wrong I love the meaningful holidays too but Halloween is so great!  Plus the more dirt, leaves, and cobwebs the better!  To start off my Halloween decor I HAD to do this!  The thought has been stuck in my head for days and I could not rest until it was made a reality!  I was in such a hurry to get it out of my head I didn't take step by step pictures, too bad.  SO here is what I did.

I went outside and examined my trees for a branch the was just crooked enough to make a great broomstick.  Got out my ladder and saw and cut it down... Shh my husband doesn't know that yet.  I was laughing at myself as my 8 month pregnant body was outside in my PJ's up on a ladder while the HOA landscapers where down my street doing their rounds!  Anyways, here is a hint I made my broomstick as tall as I wanted the whole broom to be so that the bristle would have some extra sturdiness.  

Then I found two small brooms (which were hard to find) at Dollar Tree, made entirely out of the bristles.  I cut them in half and hot glued and then tied on the the stick.

Then I went to Goodwill... any second hand store will do.  Find a pair of shoes that look like they can pass as witch shoes.  I found this pair pretty easy, didn't even search around and since I wasn't worried about the size it was super simple.  Originally the shoes didn't have a buckle so I went to the belts and amazingly I found two of the SAME belt in black!  Got home buckled my belts cut them and hot glued the cut ends underneath!  TA-DA witch shoes from the thrift store!

I may make a sign to go with it, or I may just leave it... I really like it the way it is... we shall see!