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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!
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.
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
Black Spray Paint
Masking or Washi Tape
Assorted Halloween Scrapbook Paper and Stickers
Scraps of Black Card Stock
Black and White Bakers Twine
White Chalkboard Marker
Scallop Edge Blade for Trimmer (optional)
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.
Spray the paint can with the black paint and let it dry.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Then I used my cutting machine to cut a circle for the paint can lid.
Materials Needed For Spider Necklace
Chain – 18 inches long
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
Making A Spider Necklace
This is so easy you will want to make all of your own necklaces.
- Use the pliers to open one of the jump rings
- Add the oval blank and the spider. Add it to the frame so it hangs inside of the frame.
- Close the jump ring
- Open another jump ring and add it to the hole on top of the frame
- Close this jump ring
- Thread the chain through the last jump ring
- Add a clasp if needed
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.
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?
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?
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!