DIY Tree Branch Broomsticks For Halloween

While outside today, the kids were finding some nice old branches inside our laurel hedge, and we got the idea to make some broomsticks for Halloween. We used some old hose clamps, which made them very easy to make. It might be a fun addition for witch or Harry Potter costumes, or even just porch decoration. There are some very simple directions below if you want to try it out.

Hope you’re all having a great October!

Take a hose clamp and slide it over the end of the broomstick handle, then tuck a bunch of small twigs into the clamp, and tighten it down with a screwdriver.

The kids had a great time using the screwdriver, then I tightened the clamps a bit more.

They wanted to paint their broomsticks, too. Nice!

Get ready to fly!


  1. October 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Just letting you know that I added a little halloween feature in my new mag today

  2. October 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Seriously awesome! I really love these! Thanks for sharing.

  3. October 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    What a wonderful project! Thanks Joel!

  4. October 24, 2011 at 6:15 am

    These are two cute for words - your kids and the broomsticks!!!

  5. October 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Wow that's so creative, and yet durable! A lot of the time when you see projects like this, they fall apart and aren't made for heavy use! I'm sure your kids love them!

    1. October 24, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks everyone! Mason - Thanks. Yeah, the hose clamps really hold the twigs in place well. If you got some nice enough twigs, you could even use it as a real broom. ha. And when you're done, just take off the clamp and throw the rest in the yard debris.

  6. October 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    What a great idea! Love it! If you're interested feel free to share it in our Facebook Costume Competition ( :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Keira Eddy
    October 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    My kiddos are going through a Harry Potter fan phase AND a using tools to build things phase. They will LOVE this!

  8. October 30, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I just ran across this on pinterest. My son has been begging for a broom to go with his Harry Potter costume. This is just fantastic!

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