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Making a Witch Broom

It's almost October and that means decorating for Halloween around here.  I've been working on an idea and I decided it was time to get started on it before I procrastinated for too long and Halloween was over!  
The best thing about this project is it's totally FREE, that's right, I didn't have to spend a dime!  The first thing I had to do was take a walk and use my clippers to cut some tall weeds and small branches.  Here's what I collected:
The weeds:
  The small branches:
I left my foot in the picture to help show the size of these branches.

I grabbed some of the weeds and started placing them around one end of the branch.  It's only fair to tell you, I thought hot glue would help keep them in place - WRONG!  The glue did not stick, and in all honesty, everything stayed in place just fine without it.
Here's another look at this step:

Then I started wrapping twine around them:
When it looked like enough twine and everything felt secure, I tied off the ends and tucked them in.  
I had enough raw materials to make two brooms:
To see how these little beauties are used, stop back again soon...I'm still working on the rest of the project.....It involves the jigsaw I recently received as a birthday gift!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Cottage.  I've been 'missing' for a few weeks due to some medical issues that involve a herniated disc in my neck and possibly carpal tunnel in my hand. I start physical therapy this week and I still have one more test, an EMG.  In the mean time, I have a new accessory:
Fortunately, I only have to wear it at night!

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  1. Love these and free is the best! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on my Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

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    1. Thank you, Kim..."Free" is my favorite word!!!

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  2. What a great idea... the broom turned out super cute! And you can't beat free! :) Can't wait to see the rest of your project! Hope your wrist and disc gets better soon... bless your heart! ....and thanks for the sweet comment left on my icebox! That was a great find for you, too... your's in a barn! I hope you'll share it with us at some point! ~Rhonda

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. I'm working on the wrist and disc problem...I will post about the icebox sometime soon! Be sure to stop back!

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  3. The best projects are the ones that are free, I cant wait to see it finished. Im sorry that you are having health issues, I hope that you will be ok soon.
    Thanks for visiting and sharing my party on #OMHGWW this week.

    Be well Ann!
    Karren

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    1. Thanks, Karren - freen is my favorite word. I'm working on the health issues!

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  4. Very cute and I love that you made it by gathering things from your neighborhood. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. I hope your health issues improve soon!

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. I started PT and had the EMG - now it's back to the Dr. for results! So glad you stopped by!

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  5. Love this! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I think I can do this!

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. I'm sure you can do this. Let me know when you make yours, I'd love to see it!

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  6. This is adorable and what a cleaver idea. I am going to make some for sure. Thank you for sharing. I would love it if you can stop by at a link party I am co-hosting this Sunday at 4pm eastern time. We love for you to share some of your creative projects. So much fun. Hope to see you there. http://diy180site.blogspot.com/2016/10/dishing-it-and-digging-it-link-party-120.html

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