BOO!

    Posted by  ·  October 2, 2007
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    Here it is, a Booing Poem Download. After many years I have decided this is the simplest way to Boo my friends. There is no need for them to make photocopies. Your friends just fill the cone with goodies and pass it from friend to friend. Now, there is one big problem——-those friends who refuse to pass the cone along because they want to keep it (you know who you are– hehe). I usually make about 5 cones to get everyone started and hope somebody passes one along.

    I made a large cone out of black posterboard. I printed the poem on cardstock. I cut it out and glued a ruffle of orange crepe paper to the back. I backed the whole thing with a piece of poster board to make it more rigid. I hot glued the poem to the front of the cone. I embellished the top of the cone with a paper fringe I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I painted polka dots over the cone and added a touch of glitter here and there. I wrapped wire around a large dowel to make a curly handle and then attached it to the top of the cone. These are all just ideas for inspiration. You can make these cones however you want and with whatever supplies you have. You can also include a ghost cut-out if you want them to have something to hang in their window. It might be cute to hang a bunch of ghosts from the bottom of the cone so everyone can take one.

    If you would like the Booing Poem with black letters you can download this version.

    Please let me know if you are not able to download the poem. Here it is if you would like to copy and paste.

    Since this is the time for goblins and bats

    Halloween spirits and ghosts and cats

    Happenings are weird and witches make brew

    The following are the things I wish for you.

    May the only spirit you chance to meet

    Be thee spirit of love and friends that are sweet.

    May the only goblin that comes your way

    Be the neighborhood phantom, the breeze takes away.

    So by tomorrow, pick a friend down the street

    And give to them a Halloween treat.

    Fill this cone with goodies galore,

    Then hang it on their front door.

    You only have one day to do this, so hurry

    Leave treats on their door and run in a flurry

    As this cone moves along from friend to friend,

    All good wishes go on and never end

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    I have also made a sign instead of a cone.

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    I layered black cardstock, then a piece of brown paper sent through the crimper with some crepe paper fringe taped to the back, then the poem copied on cardstock. Punch two holes at the top and run a cord through the holes for hanging. I embellished the sign with a little glitter and a wooden pumpkin.

    Boo Sign Download

    Boo Sign Download with black letters

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    You might also be interested in:

    How to start the “Boo” in your neighborhood

    Booing Door Hanger

    Comments

    1. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
      You are so full of fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing them! All the PDFs worked wonderfully!
      Now, back to packing! Ha!
    2. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
      so totally going to do this!! look out sherwood park!
    3. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
      So very cute! Oh, to be booed...
    4. Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
      So cute. Thanks for sharing...I will be doing it here. Glad your back I miss all your fun ideas....Nicole
    5. Jill
      Thursday, October 4th, 2007
      Love, love, love this!
      I got boo'd last year, but the copy was so bad from being photocopied 50 times that I had to make a new one. This one is soooo much nicer - will be making these up next weekend!
    6. Friday, October 5th, 2007
      Oh my goodness- that is the cutest thing ever! That would be hard to pass a long! Thank you for sharing it!
    7. Sunday, October 7th, 2007
      I love cones. This is a fun idea--though I'd want my own ;).
    8. Monday, October 15th, 2007
      Oooh. This is wonderful! Thank you so much. I cannot wait to use this for my special little ones.
    9. Marcia
      Monday, October 15th, 2007
      Thanks again Cindy for the wonderful idea! And on my blog I also thanked you for the idea of the tote and crayon holder (even though I have never really sewn before... I have wanted to try... so I decided this would be a good project). I did get my first tote done... though my girls love it... I won't be taking pictures (maybe later)

      Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas!
    10. Natalee
      Monday, October 15th, 2007
      THis is way cute....I can't wait to BOO... my friends and neighbors. Thanks for sharing! :)
    11. Heather
      Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
      Any help for making a tall, skiny cone? Mine are all short and stubby!
    12. Clara
      Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
      This is such a great idea!! I just printed out the poems and can't wait to make the cones tonight. I also can't wait to Boo my friends!
      Thanks so much for sharing.
    13. Thursday, October 18th, 2007
      I've just discovered Boo-ing this year, when someone boo-ed us. I've had so much fun passing on the boo, and watching it travel around the neighborhood! Building neighborhood spirit is such a fun and important thing to do!
    14. Lyndamomofthree
      Friday, October 19th, 2007
      Great idea. The key to making the cones is to trace most of a dinner plate, but leaving one edge straight - so trace 3/4 of the plate. Then roll from there. I use these cones for May basket day...but love it for Booing!
    15. Monday, October 22nd, 2007
      I have been boo-ing since my 5 was 2, but I have never done one this cute! Thank you for upping the ante - will do right away!
      Jen
    16. Liz
      Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
      Thanks! These look great! I plan on doing some for my office, hanging them on doors and watching the fun!
    17. Liz
      Sunday, October 28th, 2007
      I made 5 so far for my office, it took me awhile to figure out how big to cut the circle. I tried the dinner plate idea and it wasn't big enough for the poem, but great to make a perfect circle, well 3/4 of a circle. I also made Sugar & Spice Nuts, and some bookmarks to go along with my store bought chocolates.
    18. Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
      That is so clever and cute love it thumbs up on this one!
      hugs ginger
    19. Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
      Well, what do you know??? The top picture with the vintage postcard -- I painted that postcard onto a floorcloth for myself! I did pretty well if I do say so myself...free hand and all. Email me if you would like to see a picture!
    20. Stacy
      Sunday, October 4th, 2009
      Happy October! I'm a huge fan of yours and have written to you before, you are always so sweet to write back with fabulous advice...I was wondering a few things...have you "Boo....ed" this year and what have you done? Do you have any pictures of last years Valentine's party at your friends house? Have you done your annual Halloween party that you post pics of each year? I adore all of your tips and projects and have gotten so many ideas and compliments from them...of course I send everyone to your blog! Thank you for all you do and all you share with us...looking forward to all of your creative holiday treats!
    21. Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
      What a fantastic idea. I am going to start this off this year where I live, in Germany. I may have to translate the poem though and hope that people pass it on. The kids will love it.

      Thanks for such great and fun ideas
    22. Monday, September 13th, 2010
      I made my own boo bag this year! I am very, very excited to pass it to a neighbor and watch it move. I was wondering when the best time to begin a "boo" is? First week in October? Later than that? If I knew how to put a pic of my boo bag on here I would. I used the same poem. Thanks for the amazing idea!!
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      Saturday, December 4th, 2010
      Is there something like this for Christmas?????
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