Duct Tape Your Broom!

 I have to admit to having an attachment to an old, ugly broom in my house. Yes, I’ve bought other more attractive brooms since, but none can quite measure up to my trusty old brooms’ sweeping powers, ugly as it was!

The poor old thing was like Cinderella, unloved and overworked. It was time for a makeover!

We had a roll of chevron duct tape lying around and decided to cover our old broom with it. I cut little pieces to wrap around the broom. First I tried wrapping the tape around in one big piece, but the tape got all bunched up and wrinkled. Cutting it in pieces worked better.
Ok , this broom is still pretty ugly with that green and yellow part not matching and being all old and dirty looking…. But still, it’s an improvement , isn’t it?
Now it’s time to do something about that stool!
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  1. Sew Blessed Maw says

    Wow…what an improvement.. You are a smart/crafty lady… I think I will go and get me some tape and do my ugly broom ..thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    I love all the new duct tape options out there. I would have never thought to do the broom, but I’m thinking about it now! Mustaches or Penguins, I can’t decide.

  3. JoAnn says

    What a great idea! I have an ugly broom that I use on the front porch and sidewalk. It has a bamboo handle which has split over the years and frequently pinches when I’m sweeping. A number of years ago, I wrapped it with masking tape, which now is wearing out since it’s paper. I’ve noticed the fancy duct tapes at the store, but haven’t bought any. It’s now on my shopping list!