This wasn't the easiest to make... at least not the way I did it. After I cut the bag into strips and carefully placed a second paper bag on the inside... the tricky part, tying the ribbon onto it. Not to mention holding the stick while doing this. :) You may want to recruit a second set of hands. For the broomstick, I cut a piece of our grapevine, it works great and we happen to have an abundance of it. I tried a clear cello bag for the inside but didn't like the look and it didn't have the stability I wanted. Here's a thought... I have to untie it to fill it before I can give it away. UGH!