Spread Halloween cheer with a Boo Basket for friends and neighbors! Filled with treats and drinks, it's a spooktacular way to celebrate. Learn how to make one today! This post contains affiliate links.
Halloween is creeping up on us, and I've got the perfect way to share some festive fun—Boo Baskets!
And guess what? You don't even need a storage basket; a simple paper gift bag works wonders too!
- Green Bag
- Cardstock (Black, White, and Purple)
- Circle Punches (2 inches and 1 ¾ inches)
- Black Sharpie Marker
- Black Ink Pad
- 2 Black Buttons
If you don't have circle punches you can also cut circles out by hand with a pair of scissors.
Cut out a black strip of paper that is about 1.75 inches wide and as long as the width if the bag.
On this strip, freehand cut some triangle cut-outs along the bottom to create Frankenstein's hair.
Adhere to the bag.
For the eyes, cut out two white circles (2 inches diameter) and two purple circles (1 ¾ inches diameter).
I inked the edges with black ink and then adhered them to the bag.
To make the neck bolts, cut out a 2-inch black circle, cut it in half, and glue each half to a side of the bag.
Adhere black buttons to the eyes.
Then with a black marker, draw on the mouth along with a few stitches.
I just LOVE how it looks!
- Cardstock (Green and Black)
- Letters that Spell out Boo!
For the letters, I used some extra stickers I already had. You could use rub-ons, vinyl, or you could handwrite the letters.
Cut 4 green rectangles that measure 4x3 inches and 4 black strips of paper that measure ¾ x 3 inches.
Then just like with the hair on the Frankenstein bag, cut triangles into the black strips.
Lightly mark the midpoint on each of the green rectangles.
With scissors, cut from the corner to the point marked and repeat on the other side so you are left with a triangle pennant banner piece.
Adhere the black strips onto the banner and add your letters to spell out Boo!
Punch a hole in each corner then run your string through the banner - see how cute and easy that was to make?
Put it all together and you have a fun BOO Bag that your neighbors are sure to love!
You've Been BOOed Neighbor Gift:
The boo basket I am giving my neighbor has a movie and snacks theme. I will fill it with treats, soda, cute cups, straws, a Halloween movie, and popcorn!
I placed the soda cans in the bottom of the bag, followed by the Boo Banner, cups, popcorn, and the dvd.
Then topped it off with a bag full of Halloween candy!
Everything turned out so cute! This Halloween basket has a little something for both the adults and the kids.
I had so much fun making this that BOO-ing my neighbors is going to become a fun Halloween tradition.
More Boo Basket Ideas:
There is no exact when it comes to the trend of Boo Baskets. Simply think of what the recipients might like, with a theme of Halloween.
It doesn't need to be expensive either. Try shopping at Dollar Tree or the Target Dollar Spot for inexpensive options.
Dollar Store Halloween toys are a great option instead of bags of candy if you are worried about food allergies.
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