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If you know me, you know our cat Chloe is a big part of our family – and she is often dressed up for Halloween because I think it’s fun. She just goes along with it until she can rip the costume off. Other than dressing her in costume, I do enjoy spoiling my cat to the best of my ability. I’m also a fan of spoiling other cats. Treats, special food, toys – they’re all fun surprises for my cat. In the spirit of October and Halloween, I thought it would be fun to BOO other (unsuspecting) cats!
Our friends have two cats and I do occasionally cat-sit for them when they’re out of town. I also know that these cats enjoy a good party (my friend let me know the cats managed to get into a bag of catnip just last week and had a fantastic afternoon!) So Ellie and Schroeder deserve a fun BOO kit in their lives.
A cat BOO kit is simple! I stopped by Walmart to pick up most of my supplies including Temptations® cat treats and SHEBA® PERFECT PORTIONS™ cat food. I used a plain basket, decorated with American Greetings® tissue paper and stickers. I even found a bat to decorate with washi tape (and the BOO sticker? Perfect compliment!)
Walmart made it easy to find almost everything I needed for my basket. Two bags of Temptations® treats (one for each cat, you know), SHEBA® PERFECT PORTIONS™ cat food, tissue paper to decorate the basket and stickers. To decorate my bat, I picked out a washi tape I already had and covered the wooden bat. I wrapped the tape around to the back so all of the edges were covered, and then I taped the bat to the basket.
The only thing missing was a cat toy – and what better toy than a catnip-filled ghost! Seeing how my friends have two cats, I decided to make two ghosts for my friends cats.
Making the ghost is simple!
What you need:
A fat quarter of fabric
Fiberfill (pillow stuffing)
Thread, scissors, sewing machine
- Draw your shape on the fabric. Fold the fabric over and cut the shape out so you have two pieces of fabric in your shape.
- Sew around the edges of the shape, with the right sides facing each other. Leave about 2-3 inches open on one side.
- Turn the fabric so it’s right side out.
- Draw the ghost eyes and mouth with a marker. Fill with fiberfill and catnip. I alternated the fiberfill and catnip so the catnip would be spread throughout.
- Sew along the open edge.
How much do you love the whiskers on the ghosts?
To complete my cat BOO basket, I printed a card to let my friends know they’ve been BOO’d! (You can download it for your own BOO kit – it even includes directions for your friends so they can Boo it Forward!
In case you’re up for the BOO it Forward challenge, here’s what you need to do:
- Make your own BOO kit. (Make sure you download and print the card.)
- Deliver the basket/bucket in secret.
- BOO it Forward!
The final step for my BOO basket is leaving it on my friend’s doorstep when they aren’t home (simple, since I drive by their exit every day.) Here’s to hoping they BOO it Forward as well!
Have you been BOO’d this year? What would you put in your BOO Kit?