As part of showcasing our elegant Halloween wedding style shoot, we’ll be focusing on one of the elements in that setting: the witch’s broomstick table number. The look we were aiming for on our table was one of eerie elegance. But we thought, why not bring in a bit of witch-inspired whimsy for this particular table element? Hence, the broomstick (plus, it’s far easier to make than a jack-o-lantern or black cat!). Not quite as easy as saying “abracadabra,” but definitely doable in just 6 simple steps.
Step 1: Set out your materials.
This Halloween decor project calls for only a few, readily available materials and supplies:
- dried twigs or you can substitute by using natural raffia
- wooden dowels (1 per table at your party)
- silver spray paint
- black felt paper
- a pair of scissors
- a hot glue gun
- rubber bands (not shown)
- black ribbon (not shown)
An additional preparatory step would be to spray paint the twigs and the wooden dowels silver. Then, allow them to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
Step 2: Assemble the broom head and handle.
- Take a handful of the twigs and cut them to about 8 inches in length.
- Tie them together by winding a rubber band around one end of the bunch.
- Slip a wooden dowel into the center of the bundled twigs, with the rubber band’s tension holding it in place.
Step 3: Secure the twigs with hot glue.
- Secure the parts by applying glue from the hot glue gun liberally around the bundle of twigs.
- For good measure, add a few more dabs of glue around the meeting point between the twigs and the broom handle.
Step 4: Tie on the black ribbon.
- Cut a length of black ribbon and use it to cover the rubber band and glue holding the broom head.
- Tie it in a pretty bow, or leave the ends dangling for a more creepy look!
Step 5: Cut the table number from the felt paper.
- Trace the table numbers that you will need onto the back of the felt paper. (Remember to do this in “mirror image” so the numbers come out facing correctly when cut!) Hint: this idea can also be extended to create mini broom place card holders wherein you’d attach the place cards to the handle of each broomstick.
- Cut the numbers out. Again, you could choose to either give them a clean finish or create an intentionally ragged look.
Step 6: Glue the table number to the broom bristles.
Finally, dot some hot glue on the reverse of the number and press it against the broom’s bristles. Let dry, and your broomstick table number is ready to use! Hint: instead of gluing the number onto the twigs, you can also attach it to the handle of the broomstick! Lastly, repeat the whole process with the rest of the table numbers you need.
Your Broomstick Table Numbers on Display
Come time to prep the wedding party tables, simply stand the broomsticks in little votive holders filled with black pebbles. Or you could borrow our idea (shown above) and insert the end of the broom handles in large bottle corks, and prop them up that way. Surrounded by an assortment of candles reflected in green-tinted water, doesn’t this table number idea look suitably witchy?
If you are looking for more Halloween craft inspiration, check out our spooky entrance way and welcome sign!