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Ornate Frame with "We've Been Boo'd" text

{FREEBIE} “Boo” Sign & Ideas

We LOVE to “Boo” the neighbors. We usually buy an inexpensive Halloween-themed bag at the grocery store and fill it with small treats and games. If I’m feeling really ambitious then we will make a fun snack that we probably saw on Pinterest. For example:

Bat Bars!

Ghost Pretzels:

these festive and colorful cookies:
or Eyeball cookies:
This year I really wanted to make Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. But I was sick in late October, so we went with prepackaged Halloween games, and some fun spider lollipop treats:

You can get your free Boo Printable here:

Boo’d Sign & Instructions by ReneesSoirees

You can also see the sign I made last Halloween here, which has a different design.

What do you put in your Boo’d Bag?

 

Personalized Photo Coat Hooks {DIY}

Here’s a quick (and cheap!) craft I did in an attempt to solve the ‘backpacks & lunch sacks all over the floor’ issue.  Now my boys know exactly where their coats and backpacks go after school. I hung these above our shoe organizer seat in the foyer, so it’s the first thing they see when they walk in the door.

2 coat hooks with photos

I found the hooks on clearance at Hobby Lobby for less than $2 each, but I wasn’t crazy about the design.

Coat hook from Hobby Lobby

Let’s be clear… I LOVE Fleur-de-Lys. Because of my French name, I’ve been decorating my home with them since 1992. Back then I had to import them from France because the only fleur-de-lis I could find in the US had Boy Scout stuff on it.  Fortunately I studied in France briefly, so I brought a bunch of the decor home myself.  AND taupe is probably my favorite color. But this design just didn’t resonate with me.  So it had to go.

Because the design was 5″ square, I printed a photo of each child in a 5″x7″ size (38c each at Sam’s Club – best price out there)!  Then I trimmed the photos with a paper cutter, and applied Mod Podge onto the face of the existing design and placed the photo on top. The next day I coated the top of the photo with Mod Podge, and let it dry.

Coat hook with photo decor

Then it was just a matter of hanging them, and explaining to the boys the consequences for putting their coats and rucksacks on the floor instead of on the hooks (which ranged from extra chores, to grounding, to locust swarms and other pestlience in their bedrooms).

The entire project cost me less than $5 (though I already had the Mod Podge, because really, who could live without it)?!

Cheers,

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