You’ve Been Boo’d Surprise Gift Boxes

You've Been Boo'd

Hello, My Crafty Spot readers! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days here to share with you a Halloween tradition we do every year.

It is Halloween! That means it is time to come up with our “You’ve Been Boo’d” ideas. We love to “boo” our family and friends around Halloween each year. If you are not familiar with “booing”, it is basically setting some kind of gift/novelty/treats, etc. on the front porch of your family and friends, ringing the doorbell and running away before they catch you. Fun, right?! My kids get so excited to do this each year.

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The Upycled Rustic Painted Stool

The Upycled Painted Stool

Hello! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days back to share a small DIY project with you!

This project came to be because of a few chores my kids have around the house. My kids are at the age that they can do things like bring up the laundry, put away their laundry and take out the garbage. But, the laundry part has been a point of contention the last few months.

See, my daughter can’t reach the rod in her closet to get her clothes down or to hang them up. Every laundry day, her big brother wonders why he has to hang his clothes up if his sister doesn’t. He knows why, but it still needs to be brought up every time laundry day rolls around.

Thanks to the painted stool, our laundry day contention has been resolved!

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Five Minute Fort

My kids love forts, tents, hide-outs – anything they can get in to hide and play. So, while outside the other day, this Five Minute Fort idea came about.

Five MInute Tent

In our backyard, we have a spot between our tree and the “bird hotel” where we used to have a hammock. I thought this would be the perfect spot for a Five Minute Fort.

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Cute Outdoor Trash Can

Hello! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days here to share my cute outdoor trash can! I know, “cute” and “trash can” don’t really go together, but I promise, this time they do. 🙂

I don’t know about you, but during the spring and summer months, our family eats a lot of meals outside; from the kids taking snacks outside to grilling meals and eating on the picnic blanket. With that, comes a lot of extra trash floating around the yard during these months.

Since our regular garbage cans are on the other side of the garage, the kids “forget” to put their trash in them. This year, I am making it so easy that they can’t “forget” anymore.

I picked up this little trash can (it stands about 15″ tall) at a yard sale. I thought it would make the perfect trash can for our back yard.


To make this trash can “cute”, I painted it red.

garbage can upcycle

To make the purpose of this little can more obvious to everybody, I screwed a small chalkboard on the outside and wrote “trash” with a white permanent marker.

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