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DIY Witch Costume Broom

By: Emily Schmidt

Your witch costume won't be complete without a broom to ride on Halloween night. Craft this simple and colorful broom project out of household items and some of your favorite Apple Barrel and FolkArt products. Pair with our other witch crafts to complete your entire costume.

At a Glance:

Project #15345 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Glitterific Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo

Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ - Pumpkin Orange, 2 oz. - 20359

Number Needed: 1 $1.39
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ - Deep Purple, 2 oz. - 20625

Number Needed: 1 $1.39
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ - Black, 2 oz. - 20662

Number Needed: 1 $1.39
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint - Princess, 2 oz. - 5931

Number Needed: 1 $5.79
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Ultra Gloss, 4 oz. - CS44636

Number Needed: 1 $11.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Wrapping paper tube
  • 2 Yards of tulle
  • Zip Ties
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Blow dryer 
  • Hot glue   


Note: It is best to use a wrapping paper tube that has a natural ribbon wrap along the structure. This will help when painting your project. To check what kind of tube you have (before unrolling it all out), feel along the inside for twisted grooves. Sometimes tubes are made out of light cardboard paper rolled with one straight seam. These kinds of tubes would be least preferred for this project, however they can still be used.

  1. Start by using a Flat 3/4" paint brush to paint a ribbon along the naturally swirled seam. The thickness of the brush helps you keep an even brush stroke for your Apple Barrel Gloss Pumpkin Orange paint ribbon. Work in sections and use a blow dryer to help the paint dry faster.  Let dry completely.
  2. Paint Apple Barrel Gloss Deep Purple next to the Pumpkin Orange ribbon.  
  3. Using a small brush and Apple Barrel Black, paint a line between the two contrasting colors. Let dry completely
  4. Paint Folk Art Glitterific Princess over the Deep Purple. Let dry then seal everything with Mod Podge Gloss and allow to dry.  
  5. Cut your tulle into approximately 18” by 6” pieces.
  6. Combine the two piles of rectangles into one, alternating the two colors. Once complete, add these to your tube. 
  7. Place all the pieces of tulle around the tube so that approximately 6” is over the end of the tube. Use zip ties to attach the tulle at the end of the tube.  Make sure the zip ties are snug around the tube, but not so tight that it pinches in at the middle. Tug on the tulle to make sure everything is snug and pull out any loose pieces. 
  8. To finish, make a bow using ribbon and secure over the zip tie with hot glue. 

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.