Hocus Pocus Broom Co.

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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.

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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. 


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

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


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


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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?


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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.

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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!


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

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  • Susan Lindeman at

    Love this! Wish you had created a printable of it for us to enjoy!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m working on one. Stay tuned to the blog in the coming weeks.

      xo Michael

  • Kandi McDonald at

    Thanks is so cool! I want to make it into a quilt, with your permission of course.

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