Wizardry 101: Make Your Own Witches Broom

At Uprawr’s School for Witchcraft and Wizardry there’s only one way to show up in style, whether you’re catching a golden snitch or escaping Lord Voldemort, if you’re coming to our Wizard themed night on Saturday November 17th you’ll need your own Wizard's or Witches broom.

We’ve already got cracking down here and have made a few for ourselves, want to know how we did it? Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to make your own Wizard or Witches broom:

What you’ll need:

  • Wood 

  • Foam 

  • Dowel - we used 10mm 

  • spray glue 

  • Twig stuff – we got screening from Homebase.

  • LOTS of brown paint 

  • Screws

  • Cable ties 

  • Varnish 

  • Gold spray paint

     

Tools

  • Jigsaw

  • Router (on router table) 

  • 1/4 inch round router bit 

  • Pen 

  • Scissors 

  • Sand paper 

  • Drill with 10mm bit  

  • Screw driver

  • Paint Brush 

 

How we did it:

  • Placing it on a flat surface, take a long block of wood and draw out the shape you want your broom to be.

  • Using a Jigsaw, cut out the shape (being careful not to chop off any fingers.)

  • Router around all the edges to make it more rounded.

  • Sand down if needed



     

  • Drill a small hole in the tail end of the broom (where the twigged ‘brush’ side is going to be)

  • Shove in a dowel and cut the dowel down to leave a 30-40cm end hanging out

  • Taking the foam, place it under the broom where the dowel comes out and draw the end of the brooms shape

  • Cut the foam outline out with scissors and place it on the broom in shape

  • Repeat this with another foam piece until you have two pieces to make a sandwich between the dowel.

  • Spray glue on the foam and press the pieces together with the dowel between them

  • Once the glue has set, paint the foam and then broom handle all brown

  • Then when the paint has dried, begin to wrap around the twig lining and cut the twig wrapping so it comes 20cm past the foam (or whatever you think looks good)

  • Cut the twigging and secure the bottom and top of the broom twigging with cable ties

  • Cover the cable ties with gold card

And just like that you’ve got your own broom.

 

Grab your tickets now so you can a guaranteed entry: 

https://totaluprawr.com/events/uprawr-school-witchcraft-wizardry/788