WHETHER YOU GROW CORN AND HAVE YOUR OWN CORN HUSK, OR WANT TO PURCHASE SOME, THIS IS A PROJECT YOU WILL WANT TO TRY! MAKE A UNIQUE WITCHES CORN HUSK BROOM TO INCLUDE IN YOUR HALLOWEEN DECOR AND CREATE SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL WANT TO TALK ABOUT!
A some of you may know, I just got back from a pretty fantastic vacation in Hawaii. It. Was. Awesome. Anyways, before I left I had to do a little harvesting in my garden. I had a wheel barrow full of corn I needed to take care of.
Once I had shucked all that corn I them had a wheel barrow full of husks. I didn’t think too much about them at the time. Really, I don’t think about them, well, ever. But the day after I got home from our vacation, I noticed this huge pile of corn husks. I started to brainstorm. They had been sitting out for about 10 days. The were dried out just the right amount. The first thing I thought of was a wreath…..I’m still working on that one. The second though was to make a fun Halloween witches broom. So, out to the backyard I went to find that pile of tree trimmings I used to make my twig wreath.
This is what I came up with…
Here is what you need to make your own corn husk broom:
Now, the method I used to create this broom was by using layers of corn husks. I started out with my first layer at the bottom of the stick. Once I had the layer fully around the stick, I tied the husks off with my trusty twine.
I then added three more layers, gradually bringing them up the stick. I tied each layer off with twine. *Helpful tip* Make sure you tie the husks off good and tight. Once the husks dry completely, they won’t budge.
Here it is with a few layers.
When I was happy with the amount of corn husks, I tied the last layer off with twine and then I wrapped twine around the top of the “broom”. I wrapped the twine as tight as I could get it.
Once I had the twine tied off and was happy with the look, I let it sit for 24 hours to dry completely. *If you are using corn husks that are completely dry before you start, you cna soak them in some water for a bit to make them more pliable.
I styled my witches broom with some new chalkboard art and one of my painted pumpkins.
I am excited with the final product and even more excited about how easy it was! I think it adds a touch of whimsy to my fall porch decor. I am not big into crazy Halloween decorating, and my goal is to create decor that blends seamlessly with my style. Honestly, I could keep this around all year. It has those yummy rustic touches that I LOVE. What do you think? Is this something you would make, or a variation of it? I would love to hear from you! I am loving the way my fall porch decor is coming together and can’t wait to do a full reveal here on the blog! Stay tuned!
Have a great day!