Wednesday, October 6, 2010

If the Broom Fits...

In my house COFFEE is KING!  Every morning the first thing on the agenda is to make the obligatory pot of coffee.  The kids know that Mommy does not function without it and that they need to wait until I have had coffee before addressing any issues.. (otherwise it is NOT pretty!)

This is me in the morning.. waiting for the coffee to brew!
So it goes without saying that we have lots of coffee containers.  I hate to waste anything.. so for the most part I save the containers and use them as storage containers for my crafting supplies.  But with all of the upcycling ideas floating around.. I decided that it was time to do some upcycling of my own. 
I decided to use the coffee lids.. so here is a fun Halloween tutorial for a witch's broom!
Start with 3 coffee lids
Paint the lids with paint (I used black to match the paper and broom)

Use a similar size circle to make circles out of scrapbook paper and cut them out.
Once you have your circles and your paint is dry Mod Podge the circles to the outside of the coffee lids.  Apply Mod Podge to the outside as well as the paint will peel and chip without the seal. 

I then used my Cricut to cut out the words.. IF The Broom Fits Fly It.  Then Mod Podge again.

Once the glue was dry then I hole punched each of the lids, one at the top and one at the bottom. 

Then thread ribbon through th holes so that you can make a loop at the top.  I attached mine with a bead at either end so that the ribbon would not slip through.
Then I tied ribbon around the broom handle and tie it together.  Then tie with a big ribbon!

Here is the completed broom decoration!  Hope you try one!

Mr. Pinkapotamus decided that we should put the decoration outside on the porch with our bear.. Here they are together.. Witchy Bear and broom!
I can think of about a million other cute projects to do with these.. so keep checking in for more ideas!
I am linking this to Upcycled Awesome @
and to Spooktacular September @
and to The Craft Challenge @
and at October Spooktacular @
and to Fall Fun Craftastic Monday @
and at Market Yourself Monday @

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  1. That looks great! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Nice! Turned out fantastic and I totally feel you on the need for coffee ASAP in the morning.

    I don't know when you redesigned your blog, but it looks awesome!

  3. Love it! I love the colors! I miss my huge cup of coffee every morning, but no huge amounts of caffeine for the baby!

  4. Love it! I love all the crafts you post! Thanks for becoming my newest follower. The giveaway will now take place next week. :) And I cannot believe you already read that book, no one I have ever met has read it. At least it was something you liked, though! I haven't had a chance to read mine, but they both look great! I can't wait til I am completely moved in and have a second to lay on my new comfy couch & relax with a good book! :)

  5. Wow! This is fantastic! I hope you'll come link it up to my Halloween party this weekend. It would be such a great addition! Come link up your other awesome Halloween things too!


  6. That turned out cute! (And I'm with you on the coffee!)

  7. Cool! Thanks for linking up to The Halloween Scene!

  8. I love this! That is so adorable.

  9. SUPER cute! I just did a broom door thing too!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie linky Party!

  10. Love the using of coffee can lids. I have tons of those too. This broom craft would look great in my office!