DIY This Dog-Friendly Boo Basket for Halloween

Give your neighborhood doggos something to bark about with a few DIY boo baskets made with love.

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While this Halloween may look a bit different than in years past, we’re all about finding creative ways to treat the ones we love, starting with our furry friends! Follow along as we show you how to craft a handmade boo basket that is bound to get all the tails wagging. New to boo baskets? Check out 15 of our favorite ways to boo your friends this Halloween!

Materials Needed

  • basket
  • white gauze
  • plastic spiders
  • glue
  • squeaky ball dog toys
  • black and orange rope

Spookify the Basket

To get started, amp up the scare factor of an old basket (or find one for cheap at a thrift store) by wrapping it in white gauze to create a spooky spider web (Image 1). Next, attach plastic spiders with a dot of glue until you’ve reached your creepy-crawlie quotient (Images 2 & 3).

Create Rope Toy

For your basket’s first dog-friendly addition, craft a DIY tug toy using a couple of squeaky balls and rope. Simply thread the rope through the first ball and knot it off. Then continue by braiding the rope, knotting every few inches for easier tugging. When you’ve reached your desired length, add another ball near the end, and tie off once more.

Craft a Friendly Ghost

For an extra eerie surprise, use a single sock (we all have them!) to create a new ghost friend that is perfect for fetch! Start by placing a tennis ball in the toe of the sock and tying it off with a tight knot. Then get creative with a sweet or spooky face using a non-toxic black marker. Cut off the top of the sock to fashion a ghostly little body, and you’re all set!

Top It Off With Treats

No boo basket is complete without a few tasty treats! We opted for individually packaged treat bags so we could treat all the furballs in our lives. Finish off your basket with a printable “You’ve Been Booed!” sign to encourage your neighbors to pay the boos forward.

Trick or Treat!

Once your basket is complete, all that’s left is to deliver it! Play a lighthearted trick by dropping it on your neighbor's porch, ringing the doorbell and watching from a distance as they open their door to a holiday surprise!

Photo by: Michael Smiy

Michael Smiy

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