How to Make a Broom Using a Coconut Leaf

Coconut trees provide human beings with food and drink, shelter, fuel and a raw material to make items from. One such item is a simple yet effective broom for the house, using one of the tree's giant leaves. It's a lot easier to use a leaf that has fallen down of its own accord, as getting up the tree is hard work, and the leaves are large.


  1. 1
    Find one large coconut leaf. Either find one on the ground, or ask for one from someone who is adept at climbing coconut trees safely.
  2. 2
    Drag the leaf to a comfortable spot. Set yourself up so that you're sitting comfortably.
  3. 3
    Cut the leaflets from the leaf. Always take care when cutting with a knife or blade.
  4. 4
    Arrange the leaflets neatly in a pile. Remove any unwanted scrappy pieces and any dead pieces.
  5. 5
    Take one leaflet. Then cut the leaf part alone into two halves, using either a blade or knife, leaving the stalk behind.
  6. 6
    After removal of the leaf part, shave off any excess scraps from the stalk and put aside.
  7. 7
    Do the same procedure for all of the leaflets, turning them into broomstick pieces.
  8. 8
    Collect up all the broomstick pieces you've just created.
  9. 9
    Tie the broomstick pieces together with the rope. You now have a broom. You can use this broom for cleaning and sweeping wooden, stone, soil or other floors. With care, it can even be used on some rugs and carpets with tough weaves.


  • Instead of buying a broom from the shops, this method allows you to instantly create a broom for yourself. The more you make, the faster you'll get at making these.


  • While cutting the leaflets, use appropriate care to avoid injuring yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Large coconut leaf
  • Cutting device such as a knife or blade
  • Rope or heavy-duty twine/string

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