Before we hop into the heart of today’s post, I want to take a moment to extend my deepest thanks to everyone who has expressed their support, understanding, encouragement, and shared excitement regarding my decision to switch my focus on YouTube.
As I recently said to my lovely friend Sue from The Witch at One and Seventy, I honestly feel in my heart of hearts that one of the reasons why I was put on this earth was to be an ASMR creator.
There are not a lot of things in my 36 years of life that I would make such a bold declaration about.
As such, it really drives home all the more just how much this matters to me and why I must give creating ASMR videos a fighting chance.
Now, on with the show for today!
Now truth be told, I debated whether or not to pen this post, as it is centred around the latest video that I put up on my YouTube channel prior to announcing that I will be changing my YT focus.
However, these mini brooms are oodles of fun to make and I know plenty of my readers are fellow fans of Halloween (and/or witchy) crafting. Plus the video is already up on YouTube, so I figured, why not? 😃
5 DIY Ways to Make Quick and Cute Mini Brooms
Unlike most project shares that I’ve posted here to date, I am not going to provide you with detailed written instructions on how to make these adorable little mini brooms, as they are shared in my video.
Nor have I taken styled/polished shots of my finished examples.
That said, I do have the following iPhone images, which detail the exact materials involved with each of these five different mini broom projects. (That info is provided in the video as well, but I thought it would be handy to have a quick visual reference to it in photo form as well. 😃)
Reasons to make your own DIY mini brooms and besoms
There are many reasons and occasions to make sweet little brooms like the five highlighted in this video. Some of which include:
-The autumn sabbats of Lammas, Mabon, and Samhain (or any of the sabbats or monthly esbats)
-Thank you and thinking of you gifts
-Weddings and handfastings (especially if a traditional broom jumping is involved)
-As gifts for witchy and/or Halloween adoring friends and relatives (not to mention, if applicable, one’s coven members)
-For use one one’s altar, as part of a ritual and/or spell, or to otherwise adorn your magickal environment with
-As adornments for wreaths (I’d keep them indoors or otherwise fully protected from the elements though, as these mini brooms are not water or weatherproof, though you could certainly create them with different materials that would make them more weather resistant)
-Hung as decorations on a seasonal tree, be it for Halloween, Yule, Christmas, Valoween, etc
-As some, or all, of the dangling decorations on a home décor mobile or wall hanging
-Multiple mini brooms attached to a string/chord/ribbon/etc and used as a garland
-As placeholders or otherwise utilized as table décor
-Included in a tiered décor tray
-Sent in happy mail (especially around Halloween time)
-As part of gift wrapping (for example, you could attach a small tag to your DIY mini broom with a message for your recipient on it)
Other materials you can use to make handmade mini brooms
Likewise, the sky is the limit when it comes to different and/or additional materials you can use when making your own mini brooms.
The following is but a handful of possible options to use when creating mini brooms and besoms:
-Actual broom straw or broomcorn
-Suitable dried grasses and/or herbs (such as sturdy sprigs of rosemary, lavender, or heather)
-Dried corn husks
-Gift wrapping ribbon
-Paper (including scrapbooking paper, mulberry paper, and wrapping paper)
-Ribbon, lace, and trims of all sorts (pieces of sequins trim used for the “straw” of a mini broom looks gorgeous!)
-Strips of fabric (including muslin), burlap, or thin cork
-Larger feathers (to use as the “straw” of the broom)
-Suitable found (aka, wild crafted) sticks and small branches
-Crystals, seashells, acorns, small pinecones, dried flowers, artificial flowers, wax seals, beads, charms, cabochons, die cuts, stickers, chipboard pieces, mini sized Halloween decorations, and small bells all make for delightful ways to embellish your mini brooms
Let your imagination run wild when designing mini brooms. 🧹
By following the general techniques used in this how-to craft video, you can utilize a wide range of different materials to create small, versatile brooms that work great for many occasions.
Keeping my existing YouTube content up as I move forward on the ASMR front
Following my previous blog post, I received some email and DM questions regarding my existing YouTube channel. One of which was if I was/am planning to keep my existing video content up.
As things stand at the moment, the answer there is a resounding “yes”.
I can’t promise that I will leave those videos up on an ASMR channel forever, but for the time being they are staying put.
Once I start publishing ASMR content a little later on this year, I will likely just add wording such as “Non-ASMR video” to the titles of my existing YT content.
Delightfully, a video such as the one shared in this post could easily be filmed as an ASMR video, too.
This ties into what I was saying in my last post about how it is likely that some of the content I would have put up on a non-ASMR channel may very well appear on an ASMR one all the same. 😃
I’m really happy about that fact and plan to weave both witchery and paper crafting alike into the larger body of ASMR videos I create.
Thank you again, everyone. I really cannot stress just how much your support and kindness mean to me and this powerful, long-held dream of mine. 💕🙏💕
These are so lovely. They will make great cat toys. Must try it. Have a great week. Hugs Anesha
Thank you very much, Anesha. 🤎
What a creative use for handmade brooms – and one that is all the more in keeping with the witchy/Halloween-y spirit inherent to these mini creations. Thank you for sharing this clever idea. 🐱
So glad you are transferring your artsy content over to the new channel, great idea. LOVE all these ideas to make the brooms, totally stuff most of us have in the kitchen if we bake. Great ideas. Again, good luck on the new dream!
You are such a lovely, supportive soul. Thank you very much, Anita. I wholeheartedly appreciate your kindness as I venture forth into the exciting world of ASMR creation.
I hope that your week is going well and that it blossoms into a sunny, wonderful month of March for you.
Adorable! I like this idea.
Thank you so much, Ally! These brooms are a blast to make and, IMO, are something that most crafters and non-crafters alike can whip up – especially if one has a glue gun or some E6000 on hand.
If you give making them a spin, please don’t hesitate to share a snap of your own broom(s) with me. 😃
These mini brooms are one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a long while, Autumn. Absolutely adorable! xxx
Aww, Ann, you are making me blush up a storm over here! 😊 Thank you so much, my sweet friend. 😘
The mini brooms are just adorable, great idea!
Thank you very much, Donna. 🤎
They’re so fun and quick to make. Even the pipe cleaner version, which is the most elaborate, can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.
These mini brooms are adorable. What a great idea to make them from things we already might have at home. I love the cinnamon one. Thank you so much for sharing.
You are wonderfully kind and supportive, dear Ivana. Thank you so much! 🤎
Cinnamon is my all-time favourite spice to eat and to craft with, so there was just no way it was getting left out of this fun mini broom tutorial. 🥰
Thank you again. I sincerely appreciate all of your lovely recent comments. 😘
These mini brooms are so cute!! I love the pipe cleaner one for Halloween and the cinnamon sticks/star anise one would look great in a kitchen, added on top a gift or hanging from a kraft gift bag, love them all!
Take care, Tammy
Thank you very much, sweet Tammy. I really enjoyed sharing these fun mini broom ideas and as I have several more that didn’t appear here, might just have to do a part two to this video + blog post one day. 😃
PS: I adore your idea of using these tiny brooms as gift bag toppers. TY for sharing that with me/us! 😘
These are so cute, think my fav is the cinnamon/raffia one. Emmax
Thank you very much, lovely Emma. I hear you! Cinnamon is my favourite spice to eat, work with spiritually, and include in some of my crafting projects, to boot.
I’ve really been working through my supply of cinnamon sticks in recent months, so will try to stock up on more the next time our nearest bulk foods store sends out coupons in their circulars (or likely before then, if I fully run out).
Many heartfelt thanks again for your awesome recent comments. You are such a sweet, supportive soul. 😘
What adorable miniature brooms, Autumn! As a fellow Halloween-loving girl I may have to give these a try.
These are just precious! Thank you for sharing the details!
You are sincerely welcome, my dear friend and fellow autumn adoring soul.
These brooms are a cinch to whip up – and rather addictive (in the best kind of way!) to make as well. This can be very handy though, especially in terms of gift-giving and home decor purposes.
If you should happen to create any mini brooms of your own, please feel free to share snaps of them with me anytime. I would be delighted to see – and be inspired by your own creative takes on this fun craft project idea. 🧹
Oodles of hugs & happy weekend wishes coming your way,
Your mini brooms are fabulous Autumn, they look like fun to make – I have pinned this post for Halloween.
Pauline – Crafting with Cotnob
Thank you SO much, sweet Pauline. I wholeheartedly appreciate your support (pinning very much included) of this post.
I hope you have a blast creating some wee brooms of your own. Please don’t hesitate to share photos of them with me anytime, if you do whip some of these cuties up as well.
Oodles of hugs & happy weekend wishes,
Aww, these are really cute, especially the spiced ones. I have to give them a try, since I love both the sight and the scent of spices. Have a lovely day, dear. ♥
Thank you very much, my dear friend and fellow fall + Halloween adoring friend.
I’m delighted to know that you enjoyed this project idea and may be giving mini broom making a spin yourself now, too. Please don’t hesitate to share photos of your own tiny brooms with me, if you’d like. I know they’ll be gorgeous and ever-so-festive! 🧹
Big hugs & the happiest of wishes for this penultimate winter weekend,
Your brooms are fabulous! Such a wonderful way to decorate and use supplies that you’ve got in the house.
I do hope you’ll remember what you’ve told yourself: You have been put on this earth to be an ASMR creator. Please make yourself a sign and put in a prominent place to have a visual and tangible reminder of this path you’re on. When discouragement sets in (as we all face it from time to time), you’ll be encouraged and strengthened to continue.
Sweet Kate, you are a thoroghly awesome, supportive, and caring individual – and a blessing in my life. Thank you with all the full strength of my deepest appreciation for your incredible encouragement.
The idea of a sign like that is brilliant. I will set to work creating one – especially since I know I’ll need it at times. Taking on this endeavour is definitely bringing an important dream to fruition, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its challenges, moments of doubt or uncertainty, or difficulties along the way. Knowing that you believe in me and see how much creating ASMR content means to me before I’ve even released my first (ASMR) videos is something that will fuel me on today, tomorrow and for as long as I produce ASMR.
From the bottom of my hugely appreciative heart, thank you again. 🙏
So cute and I love the variety (the cupcake liner one is very clever!)! The toy sewing part of me now wants to make a Cinderella doll and a broom to go with her… :p
What a fun, fabulous idea! 😃 If you’d like me to send you one (or more) of these very brooms in the next package that is headed your way, my dear friend, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I’d be delighted to do just that.
Big hugs & many thanks for each of your wonderful recent blog comments,
Thank you!!! I’ve been looking for to long for ways to make a broom to hang near my door.
Hi Lisa, thank you very much for your lovely comment. It warms my heart to hear that you found this post helpful.
There are so many fun and creative ways to make mini brooms. Another one is to utilize either premade or homemade tassels (be they big, small, or anywhere in between) for the “straw” part of the broom.
I really appreciate your visit + kind words and hope that any pint-sized brooms you create turn out fabulously for you.
Sunny springtime blessings coming your way in turn,