Make a cute and creative Halloween BOO Bag using a bandana. It's a fun and festive way to surprise you friends!
I had a super fun task this week. I went shopping at Walmart to get some treats to put together a surprise Halloween BOO bag for a blogging friend.
I don't remember BOO bags being a part of the tradition when I was a kid, but they seem to be getting more and more popular every year. I love the idea because I LOVE surprises. It's both fun to get surprises and also fun to put together a surprise for someone else.
I chose to make the bag for Naomi, the author of the blog Superdumb Supervillain. I had the pleasure to meet Naomi in person in Michigan while on a blogging trip. She is super nice, super cool and the key factor is that I know she loves Halloween! So she was the perfect person to receive this BOO bag.
The first step in making the bag was to visit Walmart to gather supplies. Maybe I don't have a good memory, but I don't remember the Halloween candy aisles ever being this BIG!
When I got home, it was time to put together the BOO bag. I started with that cute orange Halloween bandana that I found. I laid it out on the table and in the center placed the nice flat pair of slipper socks with cardboard backing to make a little base. I then spooked it up a little by adding some “cobwebs”.
The next step was to pile on the Mars chocolate. I had a mixture of Snickers, Twix, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers miniatures. On top of the candy heap, I added another layer of spooky cobwebs.
Once all the goodies were on top of the bandana, I simply gathered up all four corners and pull them up to the middle. I then took the glitter-edged black rose and wrapped it around the gathered edges, wrapping the step around itself a few times to secure.
I also experimented with making a bag that would be more appropriate for a boy and found that a black plastic spider ring looked really cool. (You might need to use a piece of black ribbon too as the ring isn't nearly as strong as the rose.)
I loved the way the BOO bag turned out! I'll pop it into the mail to Naomi tomorrow. I hope she likes it too! (I also am hoping she doesn't see this post…..I hate to ruin a surprise!)
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias – Any opinions expressed are my own.