Twist tissue paper into strands and
tape randomly to length of dowel.
This will create woody lumps and
bumps on your broom handle.
Follow manufacturer's instructions to
apply strips of rigid wrap directly over
tissue and dowel. Cover completely and allow to dry thoroughly.
Spray paint the broom handle with copper spray paint. Mist or dab with black
and brown paint to give the effect of wood.
Fold three foot lengths of raffia into 3 bundles. Attach bundles to handle with
duct tape. Leave raffia's loose ends hanging down to resemble broom bristles.
Wrap duct taped area with gold bias tape. Secure ends with fabric glue.
Wrap two chenille stems with gold bias tape. Twist into shape, then attach
ends under gold bias tape wrapping bristles.
Dab and drag distressing ink along bristles to age your broom.