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DIY BOO Kit {Wreath Tutorial + Boo Bars Recipe}

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I love Halloween so much.  It is such a great time to be silly and the decorating – so much fun.  Did I mention candy?  In crazy large amounts?  Seriously, I love Halloween.  This year, rather than just eat all of the candy, I thought it would be fun to create a BOO Kit for my nephew.  That sweet 13 year old boy tore his ACL and his MCL in 3 places and just had surgery.  He has a very long recover process and is currently laid up on a makeshift bed in their living room for the next few weeks until he is cleared to start doing things again.  Something has to cheer him up and entertain him, right?

Jason recovering from injuryMy original plan was to make this fun burlap wreath for my sister to hang up at work, but I had to change it all up when he got hurt.  She is taking the next 2 weeks and working from home.  Now it is more of a gift for both my sister and my nephew and I hope they love it.  Jason may not care much for the wreath but I know he will get excited about the boo bars, some candy and some Sunkist® in the Halloween cans.How to create a Halloween burlap wreath tutorial.

Before I could start making this BOO kit to {hopefully} cheer up my nephew, I had to hit up Walmart and get the goods.  To make a BOO kit, you absolutely have to have candy, right?!  Well hello Halloween aisle!  BOO Kit in storeI decided on the Mars Mixed Minis because of the big 52 oz bag, and the Chocolate Mix Fun Size bag.  TWIX® bars are one of my favorites and I know Jason will love the M&M’s®.  Wondering what to make with that leftover Halloween candy? You will want to try these Chocolate Marshmallow BOO Bars.Sunkist®Let’s face it – chocolate makes you thirsty so we also picked up the Sunkist® Halloween cans.  I also picked up the rest of the ingredients for BOO bars and to make a Halloween burlap wreath.  Check out how our BOO kit turned out and print out the cards and #BOOItForward in your neighborhood.  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 bundlesHalloween gift idea. We've been BOO'd #BOOItForward You can also find the tutorial for the wreath and the recipe for the BOO bars at the end of the post.  Now is also a great time to enter the BOO It Forward Sweepstakes.

#booitforwardsweepstakes

DIY Halloween Burlap Wreath

Materials:

  • 3 – 20 ft rolls of colored burlap.  {We used 2 full rolls of purple, around half of the green}
  • Hot glue gun
  • Halloween embellishments
  • Square wire wreath

Get crafting:How to make a burlap wreath for Halloween

To begin with, start with your wire wreath and one roll of burlap.  Tie the end of the burlap to the back side of the wreath.How to make a burlap wreath for Halloween

Push a small amount of burlap through the outside wire toward the front of the wreath and open the fabric up, forming a loop.  Twist it gently to keep it in place.

How to make a burlap wreath for HalloweenAlternate the outer and inner openings on the wire wreath, adjusting the fabric as you go.

inside and outsideWhen you do the corners, allow larger pieces of the fabric to fill the outer part of the wreath and smaller ones through the inside part to completely fill it.

Burlap wreath cornerContinue to adjust fabric as desired, I like to make sure each loop is open fully to create a fuller look.

If you run out of fabric, simply grab a new roll and tie it to the wreath and begin again.

You can add an additional color to create the desired look, I like the accent color in one corner.

How to make a burlap wreath for HalloweenUsing your hot glue gun, carefully secure your embellishments to your wreath.

This Halloween burlap wreath is so simple to make and only took me maybe 15 minutes with distractions from the kids.

How to make a burlap wreath for Halloween

BOO Bars Recipe

Got leftover Halloween candy? Make these chocolate marshmallow BOO bars.Wondering what to make with that leftover Halloween candy? You will want to try these Chocolate Marshmallow BOO Bars.

Ingredients:

  • Brownie mix
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Regular marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Mars Mixed Minis

Prepare brownie mix as directed on package.

Chop up Mars Mixed Minis using a variety of different chocolate bars.  Add them to top of brownies.


MARS candy chopped upCook on 300 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or until chocolate is slightly melted.

Brownies with candy on themAdd mini marshmallows to cover brownies.  Add a few regular size marshmallows for ghosts.  Cook for about 5 minutes or until marshmallows are melted slightly.

brownies with marshmallowsAdd mini chocolate chips for ghost eyes.

Make these chocolate marshmallow BOO bars recipe for Halloween.Devour.How to use up leftover Halloween candy recipe.

 

For the rest of the BOO kit, I used an old mason jar box and covered it with some of the remaining green burlap, securing it with hot glue.

BOO box

Add in the goodies for your BOO kit.  Sunkist®, chocolates, and the BOO bars.  Be sure to include your BOOItForward card and sign.

How to create a Halloween burlap wreath tutorial.

Who will you #BOOItForward to this Halloween?  What goodies will you include?

1 Comment

  • The DIY Boo Kit Wreath is very cute idea and I would definitely include the boo bars recipe and lots and lots of chocolate. The Wreath would be easy to adjust for any Holiday or Celebration.

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