One day when I was out picking blackberries (I realise this sounds like the beginning of a 1950s Disney film but stay with me) an older lady stopped me and asked if I was collecting ingredients for a love potion. 😁 I said that I was making blackberry liqueur which perhaps could have the same effect if consumed in the right quantities!
I suppose there is something of the craft in foraging – watching the seasons, curating a pantry of natural ingredients and whipping up tasty treats and cures for all occasions.
It’s fitting then that this beautiful witch’s broomstick, the perfect non-spooky Halloween decoration, is made from found materials, dried herbs and flowers.
You Will Need
A large stick – at least shoulder height and relatively straight
A handful of thin twigs and stocks around 40-50cm long
Ivy – leaves removed
A selection of.long stemmed dried herbs such as dill, rosemary, lavender, bay, sage, mint
- Dry your herbs and flowers by hanging upside down to preserve their shape.
- Decide which end of the stick you want hidden and which side you would like on show.
- Take the twigs and mage small bundles.
- Lay them on the stick over lapping the end by around 5cm.
- Secure with parcel tape.
- Now turn the stick and do the same on the other side.
- Turn again and add ivy, then herbs, turning all the time to make sure the brush builds up evenly.
- Lastly add the roses and cover the parcel tape by winding twine around a d around.
Stand back and admire your broom – or you know, go for a ride on it!
Love Rachel ❤️