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How to Make a Unique Broom Christmas Tree

OMW, less than a month to go before Christmas. Where does the time go? I’ve hardly swept the sleep from my eyes and poof the year’s almost gone. Talking about sweeping, what kind of brooms do you use at home? Here in South Africa, every household has a grass broom. We buy them on the street corners and nothing beats the way those brooms clean. Well, most of the time 😉 The last one I bought started losing it’s sweepy, grass bits way to quickly for my liking. But that was actually a good thing coz if you take it apart and flip it around, you can turn it into a unique broom Christmas tree, perfect for this month’s IBC Christmas challenge.

How to repurpose a broom into a Christmas tree. Fun Festive Decor with a twist #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

Add a few faux flowers and ribbons and you have yourself a one of a kind festive tree that will add a whimsical touch inside or out. And if you’re lazy like me, then it can stay up the whole year too 😉

Another view of the flowers from the bottom up #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

The broom Christmas tree doesn’t take up a lot of space either. She’s quite tall and thin, so if you live in an apartment and don’t have the room for a traditional Christmas tree, this one is perfect.

Another view of the flowers from the bottom up #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

If you’re not keen on using flowers, you can always add baubles or homemade ornaments instead. RightyO , before I get to the tutorial let me quickly tell you a little more about the IBC (Int’l Bloggers Club).

What’s the IBC all about

We’re a bunch of bloggers from all over the world who get together every month to make something using a common theme. Last month our theme was Flannel and we made a pair of flip flop flannel slippers, that have become my ultimate doggy doo-doo weapons. I’m always surprised by how we all interpret the same theme in so many different ways. You can see what everyone else did with their Christmas challenge at the bottom of the tutorial.

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What you need to make a grass broom Christmas tree

  • Ribbons
  • Faux flowers or baubles
  • A tall container
  • Small pebbles
  • Hammer or some kind of smacking thing
  • and a Grass broom 😉

This is what ours looked like before she turned into a flower-adorned Christmas tree.

Just a boring old grass broom #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

How to repurpose a grass broom into a Christmas tree

This is a really easy and fun repurpose idea and it only takes three steps to turn that broom into a Christmas tree.

Step 1 – Remove the nail or wire that attaches the broom, sweepy bits to the handle.

Remove the nail or wire that attaches the broom to the handle. #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

Step 2 – Flip the broom, sweepy bits, around, and slip the broomstick back inside and secure with a nail.

Remove the nail or wire that attaches the broom to the handle. #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

You should end up with something like this.

After turn the broom around. #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

Step 3 – Plant your broom Christmas tree in a suitable container that won’t tip over. We put ours in a tall galvanized bucket that’s been filled with pebbles. And that’s it my friends. Your unique and unusual repurposed Christmas tree is ready to be decorated.

Fill a tall container with pebbles. #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

Decorating the broom Christmas tree with faux flowers

To decorate we chose to hang a whole bunch of faux flowers on ours.

A collection of faux flowers and ribbons to adorn the broom Christmas tree #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

Small baubles, bought or handmade, will work too. Or if you’re a baker, you can make some of these gorgeous little gingerbread ornaments and hang them instead.

To hang the ornaments, use a large sewing needle to thread the ribbon into the tree.

Sew the ribbon into the broom Christmas tree #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

And then attach the ornaments to the ribbon.

Add the ribbon to the flowers #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

You can add as many ornaments as you want. Just make sure they all hang at different levels to add some visual interest.

Another view of the flowers on the repurposed grass broom Christmas tree #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

I wove a few more flowers into the sweepy bit, and added string lights and a star on top of the broom Christmas tree and called it a day 😀

Close up of the star on top of the broom Christmas tree #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

So easy and sooooooo pretty.

Another view of the flowers from the top down #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

And when Christmas is done and dusted you can take it apart and reuse all the bits and pieces in another craft project.

Close up of the individual flower #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree

What do you think? Would you make a broom Christmas tree to add to your festive decor?

If you like the idea of a unique broom Christmas tree, don’t forget to pin it for later.

How to repurpose a broom into a unique Christmas tree. Fun Festive Decor with a twist #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree #uniqueChristmastree

Caring is sharing 😉

How to repurpose a broom into a unique Christmas tree. Fun Festive Decor with a twist #broomrepurpose #broomchristmastree #acraftymix #broomdecor #christmastree #DIYChristmasTree #uniqueChristmastree

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Or if you prefer to buy rather than DIY

Driftwood Christmas Tree Handmade Coastal Christmas Home Decor Beach House Decoration, 12 Inch
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And don’t forget the see what my friends from the Int’l Bloggers Club have done with their Christmas challenge. Their links should be down below.

IBC Christmas Challenge 2019

Unique Creations by Anita | Northern Feeling

IBC Christmas Challenge 2019

Interior Frugalista | Raggedy Bits

Until next time, I hope you have a lovely crafty week. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Holiday Crafts, Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts, Trash to Treasure


  • Posted: December 21, 2019 07:52

    Decor Craft Design

    Who would of thought of making a broom into such a beautiful Christmas tree??? Only you Michelle!!!
  • Posted: November 24, 2019 17:44

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Oh how fun is that! I love that it's tall and doesn't take up a lot of space and it can be decorated to match the different seasons. Ornaments for Christmas, flowers for spring, hearts for a Valentine tree. Too Cute!
    • Posted: November 25, 2019 04:09


      Oooooo yes, and eggs for Easter and little skeletons for Halloween 😉
  • Posted: November 20, 2019 14:37

    maria brittis

    This is such a beautiful idea. Love that you used a straw broom perfect for the fall and holidays.
  • Posted: November 19, 2019 16:41


    Only you can turn a broom into a Christmas tree my friend! SO unique!!! How do you come up with this?? Love it!
    • Posted: November 20, 2019 06:45


      😊 If those sweepy bits didn't start falling out I would never have thought about it
  • Posted: November 19, 2019 15:45

    Carolann Iadarola

    What a brilliant idea! I love the colors too. I would have never thought anyone could transform a broom into such beauty. Perfect for the holidays and other occasions too!
    • Posted: November 20, 2019 15:17


      😍 Hello Carolann, missed you. This little broom Christmas tree may just stay up the whole year if I have my way 😉
  • Posted: November 19, 2019 00:08

    Mary Kalpos

    Michelle I have never seen a tree like that before. It is so like you to use something every day and turn it into something so festive. The flowers are such an inspired and unexpected touch. Happy holidays my dear friend.
    • Posted: November 19, 2019 04:53


      Ahhh Mary, and happy holidays to you too 💞 Miss you
  • Posted: November 18, 2019 23:59

    Anita holland

    This is stunning, I just love how your creative mind works. Very creative and unique.
    • Posted: November 19, 2019 04:53


      And right back at you Anita. Love your Christmas Tree shelf. So clever 😘
  • Posted: November 18, 2019 23:52


    Michelle, this is super crafty and super sweet!!
    • Posted: November 19, 2019 04:55


      Thanks so very much Kim.
  • Posted: November 18, 2019 18:06


    Super original and cute. It does not take a lot of space and it looks great. I would have never thought of making something like this.
    • Posted: November 19, 2019 05:03


      I think that's what I love about the broom Christmas tree, that it doesn't take up a lot of space and our purr babies aren't interested either which was an unexpected bonus. They love attacking Christmas trees 🙄
  • Posted: November 18, 2019 17:27


    Oh, my goodness. Your broom Christmas tree could NOT be any more adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. Have a wonderful week.
    • Posted: November 19, 2019 04:55


      🤗 Thank you Meegan and you're most welcome, glad you enjoyed the tutorial
  • Posted: November 18, 2019 16:48


    What a great idea for a unique Christmas Tree, Michelle! Love how you took the straw broom out of typical Fall decor and brought it into the holidays. Here in the great white north, I'd probably hang snowflakes and fill the bucket with fake snowballs because decorating with pretty flowers like you would make me pine (pun intended) for summer. Pinned :)
    • Posted: November 19, 2019 04:59


      😃 Oooooo, love your idea of snowflakes and snowballs Marie. I've never seen snow and maybe it would help cool things down a little.We've been having such a heatwave these last few days

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