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Are you getting excited for Halloween? I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks away.
It was just the other day I was speaking to my neighbor about Halloween. Her family recently moved here and was a bit concerned about what to do for Halloween. She was asking me how things were done here in Florida, but mostly in our subdivision. As a former northerner I had no idea what to expect either when we first moved, so I could totally relate to some of her concerns. Back home, we didn’t have subdivisions we had streets that our children could walk up and down and trick or treat, but here it’s different. Oh yes, we do have streets in our cozy neighborhood but it’s hard to know who is passing out candy and who isn’t since this area has a lot of vacation homes.
I can still remember our first Halloween here in Florida. I too didn’t know where to bring my children or know which subdivision was safe enough to walk through. Halloween night is a fun time for children but it also be a bit scary if you’re not familiar with the area.
Needless to say after our conversation, I still felt that she was unsure about Halloween and going trick or treating with her children. That is when I thought about surprising her with a BOO it Forward paint can.
Making a BOO Kit is so much fun! I’ve helped my friend make one last year and it was a blast! All you need to do is make your DIY BOO bundle, secretly deliver it, then you’ve BOO’d it Forward. It’s super easy and the best part is you can shop at Walmart to grab all your BOO’ing essentials. Don’t forget to use your ibotta app to save even more at Walmart. Can’t make it to your local Walmart store? You can even shop on Walmart.com for your supplies.
So as I was shopping at Walmart I was thinking of what to put in my DIY paint can kit. I had already envisioned what the outside of the can would look like but had no idea what to place inside of it. That is when I saw these *adorable monsters on the 7.5 oz cans of A&W Root Beer. I knew that these cans would be the perfect size to place inside my kit.
I also decided to pick up some Fun Size SNICKERS®, M&M’S®, TWIX®, and Starburst® candy. I mean, what’s a BOO kit without them?
They were a must have. Do you know what else was a must have? Green, orange, and black American Greetings® tissue paper to wrap the candy in.
*You can find these limited edition cans of A&W Root Beer, in-store at your local Walmart.
I couldn’t wait to get home and start making my BOO kit for my new neighbors. I knew that it would put a big smile on their faces once they saw it.
For this tutorial you will need:
- A&W Root Beer (7.5 oz monster cans)
- Candy (SNICKERS® Fun Size, M&M’S® Fun Size, TWIX® Fun Size, Starburst® Fun Size)
- American Greetings® tissue paper (black, green, orange)
- Paint Cans (any size)
- Halloween Themed Scrapbook Paper (four sheets per can)
- Halloween Picks (decorations)
- Glue Gun (glue sticks or adhesive tape)
- Measuring Tape (ruler)
Let’s get started. First, you will need to clean and empty your paint cans. Make sure that you have removed any old paint residue or dried up paint inside and outside of your paint can. You also might need to scrub the can’s edges and sides.
Once you have completely cleaned your can, take a hand towel and pat dry it. It’s important to have the inside of the can completely dry before placing in your scrapbook paper.
When your paint can is completely dry, measure your scrapbook paper to the width inside of your paint can. The best way to do this is, visualize how much paper is needed, use a pencil then cut out your paper for the proper measurements. If you find that your scrapbook paper is still too long then simply tuck the paper under the rim of your can.
For the exterior of the can, use the same concept. Visualize how much paper is needed to cover your paint pan completely. Begin by placing hot glue directly on your can. Smooth out the glue and tap firmly with the end of your pencil.
A super simple recyclable idea that gives your old paint can a new look for Halloween.
Now that you have the exterior and interior of your can completed, take your Halloween ribbon and glue it around your can. You can place the ribbon around the top of the paint can or around the rim like I have done. If you have picked up additional decorations to go on your BOO kits such as bows then this would be a great time to apply them with glue.
With additional Halloween ribbon, add a special touch to your tissue wrapped candy surprises. Your neighbors will love it!
These DIY BOO kits came out so beautiful, don’t you think so? It’s a whole new way of looking at that old dusty paint can just sitting in your garage. Do you know what else you could do with this DIY BOO kit? This would be the perfect mini cooler for your next Halloween party. Great for monster cans of Sunkist® Orange, A&W Root Beer, and Canada Dry™. Instead of placing scrapbook paper on the inside of the can, just leave it as is and add ice. The perfect solution to store your favorite drinks. Be sure to check out the mini monsters app. It truly will bring these monster cans to life.
Do you know what makes BOO’ing so much fun? The person who is receiving your BOO bundle has no idea that it came from you. This idea would be perfect for different places with different types of BOO bundles like for your workplace, school, and even your friends.
-And if that wasn’t enough Halloween fun, come enter in the BOO it Forward Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $500 Walmart Gift Card!
For my Florida friends, there are some exciting BOO’ing retailtainment events coming to Walmart in select areas. Check out this list to see if there is one near you!
Ready to make your BOO’ing kit? Visit BooItForward.com to print your own Boo card to go with your bundle.
So tell me, who will you be BOO’ing this Halloween?
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