Hocus Pocus Broom Co.

Part of transforming my gift shoppe each season involves a new design on my ever-changing chalkboard wall. I painted this wall a little over four years ago, and since then, chalkboarding (if that’s even a word) has become an art form. 

The intricate and awe-inspiring creations people produce with chalk on walls simply blow my mind. With such masterpieces out there, I feel a bit nervous displaying my novice creations for the world to see. Even the pressure to come up with a unique idea is tough.

This past summer I did a dessert/ice cream inspired display. For the past several weeks I’ve been racking my brain about what to do for fall. Last night after I clawed into bed, not even thinking about my fall chalkboard, inspiration struck! I grabbed my notebook and began sketching.

My idea was a sign/display for a broom shop  – a witch’s broom shop! Perfect! Full of excitement, I was slightly tempted to get out of bed at midnight and go work on the wall. However, my pillow didn’t think that was such a good idea.

After washing away my previous design, I was greeted with a blank canvas. 

I grabbed my very small supply of chalk and went to work.

A few short hours later the design was complete and Hocus Pocus Broom Co. was born!

Though it’s clearly nothing as fancy as a professional chalk artist’s work, I’m pretty pleased with the results!

The names of the brooms are a little tricky to read, but we have the Haunted Hog, Frightful Flyer, Cauldron Lowrider, Swift Sweeper, and The Wicked Witch. Pretty clever, right?

I did a little online research to figure out five different broom designs. Seeing them all together makes sense, but it was harder than I anticipated to come up with five styles.

Anyway, I think it’s perfect for the season. It will stay up through October 31, at which time a holiday chalk display will take over. I guess I should start thinking about that one now. Is Christmas really less than four months away!? Yikes!

All right, I’m off to clean up a bunch of chalk dust. Have a great weekend!

  1. It looks fantastic! I’ve never really been enthused about chalkboard walls . . . until now! I could see doing something like this in a home office (for those of us who don’t have shops!). Thank you for the inspiration :^)

  2. Gotta love it when those brilliant ideas pop into your head unbidden, don’t you? Your wall is darling beyond words!!! So wish I could see it in person.

  3. I currently have a blank chalk board wall & now I just want you to come over & draw on it :) In my eyes YOU are the professional! I never thought brooms could look so cute!

  4. The creativity…the charm…the thoughtfullness…I can’t handle it! OK, I can, but it’s just so fabulously fantastic!

  5. OMG! I looked at this broom wall AND back at previous ones you’ve done…and oh! how I wish you had a chain of stores already!…and this is why I love reading your blog because it’s so much fun to see what a person can do with some ingenious creativity to get such impressive results!

  6. Wow. I am so impressed! The broom wall is so creative and turned out incredible – I LOVE it!! I usually don’t get into Halloween decorations, but this just may inspire me to do a little something in my house :)

  7. Awesome! The Chalk Wall is actually what brought me to your blog in the first place and I always look forward to seeing how it changes from holiday to holiday.

  8. So cute!!! My family owns a garden center and this is giving me some incredible inspiration!!! I just found you again via Pinterest (don’t you love that site?). I followed you a long time ago and lost a lot of my favorites after a computer crash. So glad to find you again and your wonderful ideas.

  9. ROSEMARY B here:
    This is really lovely, all of your fall decorations are really fun! I love playing with chalk
    I am following now because I am not sure how I ended up on your blog but it is a great thing!!

    hugs, and bonks from the boys

  10. Yeah, I am pretty in love with this idea!! Now to find a wall to paint with chalkboard paint!! I wonder if I can do something similar with the dozen chalkboard pumpkins I already have! Hmmmmmm!

  11. So I shamelessly copied this wonderful creation. I will post pics soon. Since I didn’t have a whole wall to pull this off, just a small picture frame over my stove.. it’s certainly on a less grand scale.. Love it! Thank you for so much inspiration.. xo marlis

  12. Love it! Your such a creative person. I too stole your idea, I have a chalk board door in my kitchen so only room for my favorite 3 brooms, you inspired me yet again!

  13. Oh, good heavens!!!! This is incredible! What the what?!??!?!! I am just blown away! Marlis Bennett over at Creative Journey recommended we peek in on your blog at this masterpiece, and I am SO GLAD she did! Bravo with a big ol’ B!!! I have absolutely no talent when it comes to drawing. Even the intricacies of drawing a stick person elude me! You, on the other hand my dear, have got it goin’ on! Have a great weekend!

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