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Halloween is usually about the costumes and kids for me. Who am I kidding… it is all about the candy! Growing up, I can remember my mom buying candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters and every year she would have to go back out and buy more. She would hide it from us, but she couldn’t hide it from herself. She would slowly eat the candy every time she walked past the hiding place. We are a family of sweet-lovers, and candy is obviously no exception.
Halloween Candy Wreath
This memory of my mom, and my love of candy is why I decided to make a candy wreath for Halloween this year. As with all of my DIY projects, this is a super simple project that doesn’t cost very much to make. Here is how I made my Halloween Candy Wreath:
- Mini or fun-size candy
- Foam wreath form (I used an extra embroidery hoop I had around)
- Black and orange curling ribbon
- Adhesive sticky dots
- Felt ghost cutout
Step 1: Place adhesive sticky dots on the back of a piece of candy and arrange it on the wreath form.
Step 2: Continue adding candy making sure to spread out the larger pieces.
Step 3: Also make sure to add candy at varying angles and overlapping so that the wreath form is completely covered.
Step 4: Cut varying lengths of black and orange curling ribbon, group them together and tie a knot in the middle. Curl the ribbon using scissors.
Step 5: Place the curled ribbon on the wreath using an adhesive sticky dot and then add the felt ghost using an adhesive sticky dot.
Step 6: Hang your wreath on the door!
Making a BOO kit
I liked my wreath so much I decided to make one for my sister and surprise her with it as part of a BOO kit. What is a BOO kit? It is a bundle of goodies that you secretly leave on the doorstep of a friend or family member. You include a “You’ve been BOO’d” card and then they BOO someone else. It is a great way to get your family or neighborhood excited for Halloween.
BOO kit instructions with free printable:
Download and print here
- 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 decided to leave my card for my sister along with some cute Halloween soda cans and the candy wreath. I think the Sunkist® cans are perfect, but there were also 7UP®, Canada Dry and A&W Halloween cans at our Walmart. I picked up everything I needed to make the wreath at Walmart too. I love one-stop shopping!
Who will you be BOO’ing this year? Make sure to take a photo of your BOO kit and share it. You could win $1000 Walmart gift card. Check it out:
Need more ideas for your BOO kit? Get some inspiration on the BOO It Forward site. Who will you be making a BOO kit for this year?