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! 


karis stapley said...

So fun! You are def. great at creativity! It turned out awesome!

scrapmom4 said...

So clever!

Andrea said...


I have a vinyl sign that says "The witch is in". You should do that!