If you've just moved into a new place and don't have a broom yet or are camping you can create a basic broom using three bottles, a pair of scissors and a dowel.
Permaculture weblog Permaculture Ideas shares this method used in some third-world areas. Take a 2L soft drink bottle, remove the label and cut off the bottom. Use a pair of scissors to make 1.2cm strips most of the way up the length of the bottle and remove the neck of the bottle with scissors. Do the same thing again, except leave the neck on this one.
Finally, cut a bottle about 10cm from the top. To assemble the broom slide the bottle with the neck left on to the wooden dowel, then slide the bottle without a neck on top of that, and finally the bottle top. Drill a small hole through all layers and run a wire or string from the bottom layer through the hole and around the broom. This will help keep the broom from coming apart.
Recycled Bottle Broom [Permaculture Ideas]