BOO It Forward For A Happy Halloween

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Hi everyone!  I have another fun Halloween craft today.  This is a BOO It Forward candy bucket made from a paint container.  I love  to give to others and with this I can BOO It Forward for a happy Halloween!

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com 

BOO It Forward!

I love paying it forward and have talked about in this post about my friend Peggy’s mom!  This is “BOO” It Forward and is a great way to get in the spirit of Halloween. You could say it is the Halloween version of pay it forward.  So, let’s do some friendly neighborhood BOO’ing.  

In order to BOO It Forward you need a BOO kit.  You can order a great BOO Kit at WalMart. 

I wanted to make one from a decorated paint can.  It contains MARS Candy from the bag I got at WalMart, and a spooky Halloween spider necklace.  

 

 

If you are interested in finding the MARS® Variety bag for your BOO Kit, hover over the above photo to click through to Walmart.com and buy it!

When you are looking for this bag of candy in the store be sure to check the Seasonal section at WalMart.  This is where I found this large bag.  

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Keep an eye out for special Spider-Man bags this season in addition to the mummy bags.  You can get the Spider-Man Homecoming DVD & Blu-Ray on October 17th at Walmart.  My boys loved the super heroes!

Materials Needed for BOO Kit

Paint Can

Black Spray Paint

Masking or Washi Tape

Assorted Halloween Scrapbook Paper and Stickers

Scraps of Black Card Stock

Orange Twine

Black and White Bakers Twine

Wooden Tag

White Chalkboard Marker

Paper Trimmer

Scallop Edge Blade for Trimmer (optional)

Black Ink

Scissors

Hole Punch

BOO Card

 

Getting Started

I did not want the paint to cover the top or the handle of the paint can so I used the washi tape to mask off those areas.

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Spray the paint can with the black paint and let it dry.

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Decorating Your BOO Bucket

Once the paint is dry you can start the embellishing.  I had some Halloween scrapbook paper left over from previous years that I used for this.  I like to use up my stash whenever I can.

Cut 3″ strips to add around the bottom of the can.  I used my scallop blade on the paper trimmer and used the black ink on the edges.  

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Use the tape runner to attach them to the paint can.

There was a great Happy Halloween sticker on one of my half used sticker sheets.  It was perfect for this part.  The bakers twine was threaded through the holes on either side and tied in the back.

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

On this same sticker sheet were some small tags that I stuck to scraps of black card stock, cut them out leaving a layer of the card stock showing around the sticker.  Then I added a larger hole and more of the bakers twine.  I set these aside and started working on a larger wooden tag to go behind these three smaller tags.

Making A Wooden Tag

I found a piece of scrap masonite in the garage and cut it to the size I wanted for my tag and used the drill press to make a hole at the top.  Then I used the same spray paint to make it black.  It looks a little gray and somewhat weird in the photo below but, trust me, it turned out great.

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

When the paint was dry I used a chalkboard marker to write “BOO” on the lower part of the tag.  I tied it to the handle of the bucket with the orange twine then added the three smaller tags on top.  Look how cute it turned out!

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Then I used my cutting machine to cut a circle for the paint can lid.

Spider Necklace

Materials Needed For Spider Necklace

Chain – 18 inches long

Jump Ring

Spider Charm

Oval Blank Slate

Rectangle Frame Charm – not shown in the photo before

Sm round pliers – I always need two pair to open and close the jump rings

 

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Making A Spider Necklace

This is so easy you will want to make all of your own necklaces.  

  1. Use the pliers to open one of the jump rings
  2. Add the oval blank and the spider. Add it to the frame so it hangs inside of the frame.
  3. Close the jump ring
  4. Open another jump ring and add it to the hole on top of the frame
  5. Close this jump ring
  6. Thread the chain through the last jump ring
  7. Add a clasp if needed
  8. Enjoy

 

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

The last two things I added to my BOO Kit was a Halloween gift box for a little more candy and the necklace and a great candy corn card.  Both are from American Greetings. 

Then the final addition to the BOO Kit is the BOO card that tells your recipient why they got this amazing BOO Kit. 

This was mine after it was printed. To finish it up I trimmed the white off the edges then folded it in half.  I used an adhesive tape runner to glue the backs together but tape would work too.

 

 Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

You can download your own BOO Card here

No you are ready to do some BOO’ing!  I will be BOO’ing one of my friends with this one!  Who are you going to BOO?  

 

 

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

I gotta say the SNICKERS® Fun Size, MILKY WAY® Fun Size, TWIX® Fun Size, and the Starburst® Fun Size candies are some of my absolute favorites.  What are your favorite candy choices? 

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com 

 

 

Make someone's Halloween special and BOO It Forward with a fun bucket full of surprises! - www.michelledjdesigns.com

 

I hope you like my BOO Kit!  You guys should definitely “BOO It Forward” this Halloween and surprise a friend or a neighbor!  Remember, if you don’t have time to make your own, you can also purchase a BOO Kit online.  You can even customize what goes in it and the container!  So fun.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

4 Comments

  1. Samantha K

    How creative! That necklace is amazing!! (client)

    11 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Samantha! This was a fun post. I can’t wait to BOO my friend.

      11 . 10 . 2017
  2. Sue

    Honestly, how you decorate up the simplest things like this paint can and turn it into something to be cherished, makes me want to be you. Where did you get the empty paint can?

    12 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Sue. You are so sweet. You can buy these empty paint cans at Menards. Go get some they are great for tons of things.

      12 . 10 . 2017

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