You’ve Been Booed! Halloween Treat Tags


You’ve Been Booed:  Halloween Treat Tags with Halloween Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  You’ve been BOOED!  Which is a very good thing in our part of the world.  This fun trend involves leaving a Halloween treat on a neighbor’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell and running away.  A note inside says, “You’ve Been Booed!” and encourages the recipient to pay it forward to someone else in the neighborhood.  The treat can be anything from a card, to a bottle of wine, to a sweet treat.  But I thought these frightfully fabulous Halloween Treat Tags would be perfect for the occasion.

You’ve Been Booed: Creating the Tag Base

For each tag base you will need to do the following:

  • First, cut a 4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of heavy, 110# black cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of patterned paper.
  • Now, pull out some corner shaping dies and crop the top corners.
  • Next, place the long side of the tag on your scoring tool.  Score at 6″ and again at 6 1/2″.
  • Then, line the tag front and back with the patterned paper.  Score each side at 6″ and 6 1/2″ again after you add each layer.
  • Now. old the bottom of the tag up to form a pocket.
  • Next, cut (2) 1″ x 1 1/2″ scraps of black cardstock.  Score at 1/2″ and again at 3/4″.  Fold to form little tabs that will fit inside the pocket and form sides.  Adhere.
  • Finally, wrap the bottom edge of the pocket with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and wrap with Halloween Ribbon.
You’ve Been Booed: Adding the Details

Decorate your pocket with handmade rosettes, Halloween Charms and stickers.  I’ve used Authentique’s Twilight Collection to make my tags.  Then, fill the pockets with treats that any grown up ghoul or goblin would enjoy.

I’ve added some Biscoff cookies, candy corn, a tea wallet, honey stick, vintage spoon and chocolate to my tag pockets.

You’ve Been Booed: A Little Upcycled Card

This wee card is attached to a clothing tag that I salvaged from my husband’s cargo shorts.  The main tag measured about 3″ x 4″ and had a nice shape.  Two smaller tags were attached with jute cord.  Clearly, they were too nice to throw away.  So I painted them with black chalk paint and turned them into a vehicle for this wee card.

There’s room inside for a little ghoulish greeting.  The small tags are dressed up with paper scraps and stickers.

You’ve Been Booed:  The Ribbon Topper

The thing that really makes this tag spooktacular is the ribbon topper.  These all come from the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment.  Simply punch a hole at the top of each tag, thread the ribbons and the jute string on the upcycled tags through the hole.  Don’t fold the ribbons in half; just pull them through and tie them together with another bit of ribbon.  Tie a bow, add some fall leaves and a flower, and you’ve got a fabulous tag!

Here’s a look at the other tag I made.

Don’t take this the wrong way…but I hope YOU get BOOED this Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!



10 thoughts on “You’ve Been Booed! Halloween Treat Tags

  1. Sue

    Another Halloween fun and exciting piece!! The detail, as usual, knocks the socks off my feet. lol Love this one Kathy.

  2. Martie Rollin

    LOVE that skinny skeleton elements…terrific on this treat filled tag! Love the idea of adding this simple pocket to the bottom of a larger tag. Your instructions are so easy to follow…many thanks! These ribbon tag pulls are so colorful, created with all the right ribbons. Nice! I don’t think I’d be able to gift so many of those beautiful little spoons…I’d be keeping them for my own use. Ha! Ha! I tried doing something like this in my neighborhood…no surprise for anyone. They all know I’m the paper artist on the street. Still, this is such a cute idea. Well done!

  3. Suzy Q

    Such a great idea, Kathy! Gee …who wouldn’t want to live in your neighborhood! Never heard of that tradition! …but I luv it! Your goodie tags are so beautifully amazing!!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Cheryl Wells

    These are completely adorable Kathy!!! Love all the decorations and the Oak leaves added on a Halloween tag is really a great touch – this would look great on my wine bottle!!!

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a fun tradition! “You’ve been booed”. I have never heard of doing that but I love the idea. Sort of a reverse trick or treat. LOL What darling little treat tags you’ve created and a great way to use up precious paper scraps. The ribbons and charms really dress them up spooktacularly! Okay my spell checker doesn’t believe that word. Ha! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Sara Emily Barker

    Wow, Kathy!!!! These boo gifts are loaded with details (did I expect anything less from you?!) and lots of goodies for the lucky recipient! I love the papers and of course all the added elements-especially the owl and Skelly charms. How fun you used the tags from your hubbie’s cargo shorts! Clever lady! Your neighbors are so lucky to get these works of art! We booed our neighbors when the kiddos were young, and it was a simple ghost and a plate of cookies we left behind. I hang my head in shame…

  7. Lyla McDaniel

    Cute! Never heard of “You’ve Been Booed!”. Reminds me of leaving a may day basket on the door knob. Thanks for sharing!

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