Feature Friday- Witchy-Poo Broom Tutorial

witchy poo broom recycled halloween decoration

I’m not a fan of scary-ness. I like my Halloween to be cute. So I decided to bring back an old 80’s craft using crushed aluminum cans. Crushed can art was pretty darn popular many years ago and everything imaginable was made from aluminum cans, from Christmas ornaments to Easter bunnies. So how about witches? Certainly!

For this project I used:
One decorative broom
3 Pepsi Cans
Black Spray Paint
Acrylic Paint in peach, black, white and red
Hot glue
Small piece of black craft foam with sparkles
Small amount of spaghnum moss (stolen from one of my silk flower arrangements)
Wide wired Halloween ribbon
Narrow orange ribbon

Crush each can so that the top of the can faces the front. Take off the tab and spray paint the whole thing black.

Paint the top of the can (the face), a peach color with acrylic paint.

Add in the eyes and eyebrows.

I gave them each a tooth, cutting a small piece of white card stock and gluing inside their mouths.

I stole a handful of spaghnum moss out of one of my silk flower arrangements and using the hot glue, glued small amounts onto each witch for hair. This is an incredibly messy step. I ended up with moss all over me and my worktable. But is makes great witch hair.  Cut out three witch hats from your black craft foam and glue them onto the top of each witchy head. Add cheeks by mixing a drop of red with the white and adding to the witches faces.

Glue the witches down onto the broom arranging them in a close group.

Use the wired ribbon and narrow orange ribbon to create a bow for the top of the broom.

Hang on your door. Your little coven of witches can now greet your visitors. See- not so scary. Just a bunch of old witchy poos with poor dental hygiene. Awesome.

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  • Molly Smith September 24, 2011, 5:03 pm

    I LOVE this, going to make one today! I haven't seen crushed can art in so long. I feel young again :) Amazing what a bit of moss and witches hat does to the face. Adorable, Suzy. I just hope I can find some ribbon that cute. Speaking of cute, I think you have managed to keep this more cute than scary.

  • Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy October 18, 2010, 6:14 am

    Those are so funny! Just adorable! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

  • malia October 18, 2010, 4:46 am

    love this project– creative + original! thanks for joining us at a crafty soiree…i'm your newest follower. i thought i was already following you but didn't see myself so now i am for sure (maybe twice!)

  • Jorgelina October 16, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Very cute! Great idea!!

  • Katie's Nesting Spot October 16, 2010, 5:40 am

    So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree! I cannot believe those witches started out as pop cans. Such a creative eye you have, to see witches in that! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)

  • BuyWoWWarlock October 15, 2010, 8:18 am

    they are a bit scary but more on the cute side. hehehe. love it!

  • Cap Creations October 13, 2010, 5:42 pm

    How clever to use the cans! Great job!

  • Red Couch Recipes October 13, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, that brings me back to the eighties when my MIL made a ton of pop can carolers for a church group. I agree with you on the scary part — I like cute. Your witchy pp brooms came out sooo cute. Joni

  • Ginger October 12, 2010, 2:50 pm

    How funny! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  • Janet October 12, 2010, 2:36 pm

    You seriously have the cutest ideas! My kids and I are still saving up toilet paper rolls so we can make Marvin for their classrooms. :)

  • Stacey October 12, 2010, 9:19 am

    Aaaa, I love this. How ingenious to use soda cans for the witches. You've got some fabulous Halloween crafts going on here. Thanks so much for stopping by and Linking a pic for Around the World this Week. Lake Lanier looks so gorgeous! I'd love to be swimming in there this week.


  • The Autocrat: Haley October 12, 2010, 2:12 am

    Super fabulous idea! Turned out too cute!

  • Handy Man, Crafty Woman October 11, 2010, 9:51 pm

    Great job! This is so cute.

    Visiting from "it's so very cheri".

  • Tony and Kimra October 11, 2010, 9:45 pm

    omg, what a creative use for cans!


  • lisbonlioness October 11, 2010, 9:25 pm

    You've got to be kidding me- what?? How cool are they?
    If Crafty blogland needed a president, you'd have my vote, just for these witches.

  • Larissa October 11, 2010, 1:33 pm


  • Al October 11, 2010, 1:31 pm

    So cute – great recycling project

  • Jennifer @ Muse Lodge October 9, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Very clever!

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  • The Homespun Loft October 9, 2010, 1:13 am

    Fun Idea! I found you on a friday blog hop- please come by and follow me.

  • Helena October 8, 2010, 8:30 pm

    Those witch faces are hilarious.

  • Janice October 8, 2010, 4:34 pm

    I love it!! I made snowman out of crushed cans one year and they were such a hit!! I never thought of witches though!! =)

  • The Answer Is Chocolate October 8, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I've never seen this technique before! Great idea.

  • Donene October 8, 2010, 1:03 pm

    Very cute! i love the witches!

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