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Project

Witch's Broom Favors

Give witches-for-a-night a proper send-off with broomstick favors.

Materials

  • Lunch-size paper bags
  • Scissors
  • Small branch
  • Candy
  • Black twine

Steps

  1. Step 1

    You need two lunch-size paper bags for each broomstick. Unfold one bag, and push out its base while folding in the left and right sides.

  2. Step 2

    Using scissors, cut the bag into thin strips, stopping short of the base. Cut thin strips into the top inch of the second bag.

  3. Step 3

    Open both bags, and place the second bag inside the shredded one; fill with candy.

  4. Step 4

    Insert a small branch 1 inch into the bag; cinch the tops of both bags, and secure with black twine.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2007

Reviews (18)

  • Shannon1388 21 Jan, 2013

    What a creative idea! We had baby pumpkin favors this year for Halloween, definitely going to try out the broomsticks next year. We actually got an awesome photo on canvas of our costumes printed at http://www.photostocanvas.com

  • originalgardenbroom 31 Oct, 2011

    Happy Halloween! I love your clever crafty broom. Although our Garden Broom cannot fly we will send you one for your witchery accessories ~ it works great in the garden too!

  • jmeisen 3 Nov, 2010

    I made this year for my son's class - they turned out so cute! Give yourself a little time, though, I made 24 and only started late the night before. My hubbie was a big help! :)

  • Beccamommy2 27 Feb, 2009

    I made these for my son's kindergarten class, using a pretzel rod instead of a stick. Everyone thought it was such a cute idea. I really liked it because it was fairly easy on our wallet.

  • MrsDKuznik 15 Nov, 2008

    I made these and got rave reviews from the receivers. They were easy and fun to make. Use wrapped candy and you can make them early.

  • Rubersdotter 12 Nov, 2008

    Very clever- I'm going to try using large grocery bags and a longer stick to make them large enough to help decorate the corner of the front porch next year. I'll add a "Guest Parking" sign above them, in case any visitors need a place for their broom. I wish I'd found this last month, but hey! I'm sure going to be ready for Halloween early for 2009. :)

  • BGarey 29 Oct, 2008

    These are too cute! I typed (in word processing): "NOTE: To reuse this bag as broom on windy nights, carefully open the bottom of the bag so that it is open for air flow. Take off as usual--into the wind." and then ran the paper bag through my computer printer so that the note appeared on the very bottom of the inside bag. I sent them to my husband's office for them to enjoy.

  • BetsyABrady 24 Oct, 2008

    This site never lacks in creative ideas. Last weekend I made my dog a pumpkin costume and put her in front of all the pumpkins i carved. They are so cute I entered her in 3 pet costume contests and am having my favorite picture printed on canvas by http://www.CanvasPress.com.

    Thanks Martha!

  • morales_lv 19 Oct, 2008

    Take 2 -- I made these last year and they were a hit. I'm making them again for a Halloween dinner this year. The theme is "Which Witch is Which?" and these are perfect favors to complement the evening.

  • gsdmama 17 Oct, 2008

    i am having a halloween bunco party next friday. i am going to have to make these. too cute

  • doitherselfer 24 Sep, 2008

    Very clever and so simple!

  • javadiva 4 Sep, 2008

    this is such a wonderfull theme project. I think I will try it for a dinner party. As most of the guests will be grown ups, I think wrapped bon-bons would be nice as a filling

  • glutenfreegirl58 23 Aug, 2008

    I love the pretzel rod idea! Sticks are in short supply where I live, but an edible handle would work well-thanks!

  • sewswell 21 Aug, 2008

    Wouldn't a pretzel rod work? If you didn't make them too far ahead, they would be fresh.

  • SHess2004 21 Aug, 2008

    I first saw these in a popular craft store and fell in love. I plan to make these for our annual Halloween party.

  • signgirll 21 Aug, 2008

    Love it love it!!!

  • ndh619 21 Aug, 2008

    I make something for my daughters class every year for Halloween, this is a perfect idea! They are going to love it!

  • hokie01 13 Nov, 2007

    I made some of these as treats for my coworkers. They are really easy to do and they looked great. I didn't search for tree branches though. I just picked up couple of wood dowls from the craft dept and cut them in 3rds and sanded down the one end. It looked just as good.