Here's a simple broom tutorial I came up with the other night after watching how to make real life sized brooms on youtube. It's a pretty cool process which of course I completely modified for the materials I had on hand.
First of all I used tin foil to make the handle but you can use a stick or a dowel or polymer clay. I like the tin foil because I could make it as crooked as I wanted, which of course clay can be made crooked too. And 2nd you can make this as long or as short or as thick or as thin as
you want. Size is up to you.
For those who want to try the tin foil handle you will need:
- Tin foil
- masking tape
- glue and water
- paper towel
- stain or paint. I used instant coffee to stain my handle. If you use instant coffee then you will also need a spray sealer or the coffee stain will eventually rub off. I used a matte, clear acrylic sealer. I bought mine at Walmart in the craft section
*For those using a stick, a dowel or a clay handle skip steps 1 to 4.
1) roll and twist a piece of tin foil into the shape you want then wrap it in masking tape
3) paint the handle or stain it with instant coffee as I did. I mixed a little bit of water with the coffee, more water will make it lighter, less water makes it's darker. Play around with it until you get the color you want. Brush the stain on with a paint brush then put it back in the oven to dry at 275 for about 10 to 15 minutes, again leaning it on the pan as pictured below. I usually put on a couple coats of coffee stain, drying between coats. When the handle is cool then spay it with the matte sealer. Let dry for about 5 to 10 minutes before touching again.
I hope you found this helpful. If you make one please post pictures on my facebook page, I'd love to see! And I now have instagram for this blog, follow me here
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