This is the time of year when it is handy to have a parking place for witches. After all, Halloween is just around the corner.
Plenty of brooms are handy to have in GriggsDakota, because you never know who will be willing to use one during bin cleaning early in the Summer. These brooms will find their way to duty one day, but for now, they are decorative.
So I decided to buy a few extra brooms and set up a Parking Lot for Witches in the back by the lake.
I started with wooden handled brooms, a drill, and wire.
I drilled a hole through the broom handle near the top and close to the bottom of the handle. Then I strung one end of a piece of wire (about 2-3 feet long, depending on the tree branches) through each hole and twisted the wire to secure it to the broom handle.
I had some old fabric in a bag from long ago Halloween Celebrations when my children were very spooky. I thought it might catch a witch's eye, so I tied it on and looped it through the wire.
Using an old ball, an old sheet, a permanent marker to make the eyes, and wire to hold it together and hang it from the tree, I made a ghost. Witches like to have a ghost to guard their brooms in the parking lot.
I used a ladder, but know that the witches will want all the choice parking spaces near the top of the tree for themselves. They can have them.
When I was finished, the brooms were very securely in the tree. Despite our rainy and windy days, not a broom has blown down.
The ghostly attendant is guarding the Parking Lot for Witches in GriggsDakota.