This shop about a DIY No Sew Halloween Basket has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias
There is almost nothing I love more than surprising my friends with fun stuff! As you know, because you all follow me on Instagram, right?, my neighbors and friends are some of my favorite people ever. So anytime I have a chance to do something for them, I jump on it! At Halloween, however, I get to do something for them anonymously and love waiting to see if they figure out who left a basket of goodies on their porch! When a movie like Ghostbusters® hits Walmart shelves on DVD, I get ideas for a BOO! Psst: Ghostbusters® is also available on VUDU. Basket perfect for movie night! Our neighborhood is BOO! It Forward crazy! We have several kits that show up at the house and we drive around, BOO’ing people at least once during the season! This year I wanted to BOO it up big! I wanted to do more than just a basket of candy and socks. So I made a DIY No Sew Halloween basket for a very special neighbor. I know her daughter will LOVE the tutu basket so that saves her a shopping trip! Plus I know her family will love the MARS® Candies, Wrigley® candies, American Greeting® decor and Pringles® and Rice Krispies® Treats will go over well! Don’t forget to add Ghostbusters® on DVD starting October 11! It will be at Walmart!
If you have never done a BOO! Kit, let me explain the fun. BOO! Kits are great for showing your Halloween spirit to friends, neighbors, co-workers and more. They do not always have to be a surprise but I like that best! With Walmart this year, you can make a BOO! Kit for anyone and have it shipped to them! That means my BOO! perimeters have changed! The kids love to help me stuff the BOO! Kit and to deliver them as well! Every BOO! Kit comes with a note requesting the recipient BOO! It Forward too! If all goes well, everyone you know and love will be BOO!’d with the Halloween Spirit!
I like to do themed BOO! Kits too! Like this year, my kit was based on the release of Ghostbusters® on Blu-Ray DVD! Ghostbusters® is available on Blu-ray and DVD in stores and at Walmart.com 10/11/16 and can be preordered on Blu-ray or DVD now! I found all Halloween themed items to help my friend create a Ghostbusters® Movie night along with Ghostbusters® themed Rice Krispies Treats!
Now that I have everything I need to BOO! my neighbor, I need to make my DIY No Sew Halloween Basket to put it all in! This craft is incredibly simple and easy to do! Since I am not a sewing person at all, I tried to recreate a sew basket with ease! I think I succeeded as the basket came out beautifully!
What you need:
- Plastic Halloween Basket from Walmart
- 2 spools of tulle
- glue gun
Set your basket out and pop off the handle.
Measure and cut the elastic so that it can tie around the basket.
Pull the elastic tight and tie it around the lip of the basket. Make sure the knot is secure.
Take the tulle and measure it against the basket so that your piece doubles over. You want a piece large enough to tie and hang to the bottom of the basket.
Cut the tulle in the same length to create a stack. I want to say I had at least 30 pieces of orange and black.
Take the tulle, alternating colors, and tie it around the elastic.
As you work, bunch the tulle together on the elastic to make it tighter and the tulle cover more.
When the desired amount of tulle is tied and bunched together, take the glue gun and secure the elastic to the basket in 4 – 6 places.
Let it dry.
When it is dry, pop the handle back on both sides.
Stuff the basket full of MARS Candies, Wrigley candies, American Greeting® decor and Pringles® and Rice Krispies® Treats!! Go to the Walmart.com page and print out a BOO! Card to add to the basket!
Download and print the BOO kit cards available on the BooItForward.com website!
Now sneak over to your neighbors house and leave the basket on the porch! This full and beautiful basket will catch their attention as soon as they get home! They will have everything they need for a movie night plus a Halloween Basket for their kids come Halloween night!
It is your turn! I challenge you to start the BOO! tradition in your neighborhood! Head to Walmart.com and create one to be shipped or shop Walmart for everything you need to make your own!
Who would you BOO! this year?
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