I bought a scented broom for .99 at the craft store
and had to share this easy craft. You can also use
any dried flowers from your garden in place of the
sunflowers. I love them, but mine didn't do well this
year, so I bought silk blooms.
By Brenda Hyde
You will need:
Scented Pine Broom*
Ribbon for bow or premade bow of choice
Dried Yarrow (silk in a pinch)
Silk sunflowers (3-4 blooms)
*Our broom was about 3 foot long, but a shorter
one will do. It's also cinnamon scented.
Cut eucalyptus in desired lengths and glue onto the
broom. This will be your longest item so it should be
placed below the rest. You should be working so that
the items are "upside down" so they are fanning out
on the broom, not the handle. Arrange your sunflowers
and yarrow on top of the eucalyptus and glue into place.
Make a large loopy bow or use a premade one and wire
tightly where the flowers are attached to hide the glue
and the ends.
I also cut raffia and let strands hang down
as an accent from the bow. After all of this is in place
then fill in with short pieces of gypsophila using the glue
gun to attach. Hang from your door, on the porch or as
a wall decoration.
Easy Easy Alternative
An neat alternative is to use autumn picks on the
broom, where you can bend them around the handle,
then tie on a bow of ginham fabric or raffia.
No gluing is involved and you can remove the pick
and bow for storage!
About the Author
Brenda is a wife, mom to three and a freelance
writer. She is also editor of Old Fashioned Living.com.