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Hey everyone! Today I have two really great tutorials for you! I love Halloween and I love getting dressed up and decorating my home for the holiday. I decided to do things differently this year because I just wasn’t in the mood to make my pretty decor not-so-pretty, since I have been working so hard on it. Lots of Halloween decor is scary looking and typically incorporates bright colors. I do have those decorations but I wanted a change. This year I wanted to make all my decor beautiful and elegant and I think I’ve done just that!
Making a BOO Kit of your own is a great way to pay it forward to somebody during the Halloween season. This is such a cool program where you BOO it forward. For the complete instructions click here. The idea of the whole thing is to create a BOO bundle and leave it on a doorstep, porch or desk for a deserving someone. Then you encourage that someone to BOO it forward. What an amazing way to make someone’s day by giving them an unexpected gift?
I created my own BOO kit with simple and in-expensive items. I bought a small bucket, spray paint, fake spider webs, glitter letters, decorative ribbon and feathers and filled it with goodies. The candy and Sunkist® I bought at Walmart and you can find them in the seasonal and soft drink aisles.
I started by spray painting the bucket black (you could avoid this step by buying a black bucket…they didn’t have any the day I went to the store). After it was dry then I glued the glitter letters onto the bucket with a hot glue gun. The next step to creating your own BOO kit is to lay the fake spider webs into the bucket and have it hang over. You will then add your candy to your bucket. You can also add some tissue paper to the bottom of your bucket to create more “volume.”
Once you’ve created the perfect tower of candy then you can add your BOO card to the kit.
- Print out this card.
- Cut out this “We’ve been BOO’d sign.
- Fold the “You’ve been BOO’d” greeting card (page 2) and tape openings together.
- Include the card and sign when gifting BOO bundles.
I got all of my ingredients in the BOO kit and still felt it needed a little extra something.
I decided to glam it up even more with a few gold feathers and ribbon that I already owned! I love how it turned out and it’s a great way to surprise a friend or loved one during the Halloween season!
I wanted to accompany this BOO kit with a stylish spooky soiree for adults! I wanted to throw a Halloween party but in a beautiful way! I started creating my tablescape with using a a damask table cloth that I already owned. (It’s actually from my wedding 4 years ago.) I thought this would be the perfect backdrop to the pretty Halloween decor.
I did a beautiful Fall Tablescape a few weeks ago and I wanted to incorporate some of those decorative items into my Hall0ween tablescape. I was able to reuse the chargers, gold pumpkins, white pumpkins and gold candles. I used candle sticks that I had around my home for the center of the table. From there you need to incorporate height and depth to the center to create a full and visually pleasing centerpiece. A great way to do that is display something on a candle stick. As you can see I have candle sticks in varying sizes. I then added the pumpkins, owl, spray painted skull and candles to the top of the candle sticks. I then put the larger gold and white pumpkin right on the table to create depth. I kept the BOO sign on the table as well to move your eyes to the bottom of the table. A little spray paint (I love gold) is a great way to take any Halloween design and glam it up a bit! Don’t forget to decorate the plates! You can always set something on top of them to add a little extra touch to your table.
Now it is Halloween so you need to give your guests candy of course! A fun way to give them a little treat is by putting candy in the water glass or even having a bowl of candy on the table. Halloween is not complete with out some sweet treats!
With these simple tools you can create a beautiful tablescape of your own! And you can make any Holiday beautiful, even Halloween! Just remember to add depth and height to your table and with that you can create a beautiful piece of art! The best part of it is you get to enjoy it with a yummy meal at the end! Happy early Halloween everyone and make sure to fill out the info below to enter the giveaway! You can buy some adorable decor and candy for your next tablescape with the giftcard from Walmart! Don’t forget to check out these other BOO kits so you can find inspiration to make your own and BOO it forward! Here are some coupons to help create your own! Have a BOO-tiful day everyone! 🙂