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.

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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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  • Katie at

    Inspirationally Bewitching!

  • Margo at

    Well, Michael, that is just darling. Well done!!

  • The Antique Garden at

    Have you ever thought about designing store window displays-just sayin’ you’d be great!

  • Lisa at

    I love this! You are so talented!

  • Jen at

    Truly Inspired! I love that display… just perfect for the upcoming season!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  • Anonymous at

    I love it!!!

  • handmade_mama at

    Adorable and enchanting. Get yourself some more chalk ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll need to be ready for post-Halloween Fall and Christmas!

  • Andrea Miyata at

    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 :^)

  • Monica at

    I LOVE it! We finally have our own home and I JUST painted a wall with chalkboard paint. I’m so excited to do some “chalkboarding”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mary at

    Michael, it looks amazing. Love the cauldron lowrider. LOVE it all!!!

  • Debi at

    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.

  • *karendianne. at

    Fun and happiness found here. Love it! *karendianne.

  • Michele at

    I love it Michael! So cute and bewitchingly appropriate for Fall!

  • From The Homesteading Cottage at

    Just found your blog via Pinterest and became a new follower. I’m so glad I did (; That wall is about the cutest thing and one of the most fun ideas I’ve seen for a shop!! What a conversation piece! Great job! Can’t wait to come back for more posts (;

    Michele xoxo
    The Homesteading Cottage

  • DIY Show Off at

    Wow, Michael! What an awesome job and fun idea! I love it! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Syvil at

    I currently have a blank chalk board wall & now I just want you to come over & draw on it ๐Ÿ™‚ In my eyes YOU are the professional! I never thought brooms could look so cute!

  • cropmom66 at

    Love this!!! I would love a chalk wall!! Love!

  • blesid thrifter at

    This is crazy amazing. Please don’t put yourself down… you have incredible talent that most would die for! Everything you do is beyond spooktacular! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vicki Shead at

    You are so frickin’ creative!

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  • Liz at

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

  • Marlis at

    Totally am inspired! This is great.

  • My Grama's Soul at

    You must be kidding….not as good as a professional……your board is FABULOUS.


  • Kiki at

    Amazing idea! I love it!

  • Ali Richardson at

    AMAzING! Definitely as good if not better than a professional chalk artist. Well done!

  • slip4 at

    Fantastic! You “swept” me off my feet! haha sorry. The chalkboard is great and I love the broomstick names.

  • Sue at

    Okay – that is just amazing – awesome and totally cool!!!!! You rock. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Holly C. at

    Awesome, Michael! If you can do that with plain chalk, I’d love to see what you could do with chalk markers!

  • Danielle at

    Amen to all the above comments. I really love this!! How inspired and charming ;)….you are very talented. Never doubt yourself.

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    This is amazing, Michael! You have such an eye and so much creativity. Could you send some of it my way, please?

  • Alexis at

    I am amazed, that is one of the best Halloween ideas I have ever seen…Holy Moly

  • TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic at

    So much fun… great design, love the styles and names. The Cauldron Lowrider cracked me right up. I think you’re gonna have to treat yourself and stock up on some chalk before November 1st! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tonya Diehl at

    Novice Creations?! You must be kidding!! That is a work of art!! Seriously, it looks FANTASTIC Michael!! Love it!!

  • Bliss at

    Just stopping by to pin the brooms… not ride ’em.


  • Patti @ Pandoras Box at

    Love it – how did my mode of transportation get on your board? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Becky at

    Love it!!! You are so incredibly talented and creative!!!

  • Kim a. at

    You are freakin’ awesome. Period! <3

  • Happy Little Crafter at

    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!

  • StarSpry at

    I love it! It’s just perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dana at

    That is absolutely perfect, clever, funny, amazing… Love it!

  • Sue at

    This chalk wall of yours is awesome!!! The broom idea is so cute…I’m smitten:)

  • SueK at

    Cuter than cute. You are truly gifted. Thanks for sharing.

  • RD at

    So clever! Love it!

  • Becky N. at

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heather H at

    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.

  • Unknown at

    WOW! I don’t even have words to say how cool I think this is…Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

  • Sandi at

    Gosh darn, you are good. If this is not professional, I don’t know what is.

  • Missy Langley at

    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.

  • Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust at

    Hey Michael, I’m new here & I’m having so much fun perusing your great blog. Wow – you have an inn? That sounds like such fun, but I’m sure it’s A LOT of work! Love this broom artwork!

    Warmly, Michelle

  • Sarah at

    This is so great! I totally need a chalkboard wall now!

  • Pierro at

    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

  • Lorie at

    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!

  • Serendipity Refined at

    OH MY GOSH! I LOVE this! I wish that I had a chalk board wall…of course, I’d also need your talent! This is amazing!

  • Marlis at

    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

  • Anonymous at

    Just found you’re blog via Brooklyn limestone. You are very talented love all the brooms!!!!

  • Rachelle at

    Are you kidding? That’s AWESOME. Found you on pinterest.. I think I’ll stay and snoop around a little bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰



  • Ashley C. at

    Wow – this is amazing! It definitely gets my chalkboard juices flowing!

  • Anonymous at

    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!

  • Susie {a.k.a. Mrs V} at

    Boo-tiful idea! Love this Michael and I am not just blowing smoke up your cauldron!

  • frances at

    Love Love Love Love Love Love Love…Well done you cheers Frances

  • Alycia Nichols at

    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!

  • Gwen @ The Bold Abode at

    I’m so in love with you Chalk-board Art… Your wall of brooms is seriously unique and fun!

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    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much! As long as you link back, I’m certainly okay with you sharing. Thanks!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Elizabeth!

      xo Michael

  • Kim Gaynor at

    I absolutely love it, Michael! I must lament that I can’t draw worth a hoot, but if I could, I’d be recereating this every Halloween.

  • Kandi McDonald at

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

  • 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

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