Each Halloween I love making special treat bags for the kids. Sometimes I do it for my daughter’s classroom Halloween party and sometimes for neighborhood children who trick or treat at my front door. Either way, it can take a lot of time to create fun treat bags and this year I decided to find a way to cut down on the amount of time I’ve been spending. I have created 3 samples for you here, and in reality I will be choosing one of these and then remaking them production line style!
By pulling together a few inexpensive supplies you will be able to create some fantastic treat bags for Halloween at your house this year too!
Core’dinations Sugar and Spice Cardstock stack
Value pack treat bags
3/16″ Featheredge Poly Ribbon, black
Paper Glaze, needle tip
Holiday Cake Cartridge
Orange Peel Stickles
Black Diamond Stickles
Therm O Web 3D Zots
I will list instructions below for each treat bag so you will know how each was made.
1. Cut a piece of Rust cardstock 3 3/4″x3 3/4″ square. Fold this in half.
2. Using your Cricut Expression and Holiday Cake cartridge cut out 1 1/2″ moon from yellow, swirl and bat from black.
3. Apply your paper glaze to completely cover the moon and set aside to dry for a few hours.
4. Apply your black diamond stickles to your bat and set aside to dry for a few hours.
5. Once everthing is dry you will layer it using adhesive and attach to the front of your folded rust panel using a 3D Zot.
1. Cut a piece of orange Core’dinations cardstock 3 3/4″ square and fold in half.
2. Cut the 3 connected pumpkins from your Holiday Cake cartridge at 1 1/2″ using black cardstock.�
3. Attach the pumpkin piece to the front of your orange folded panel.
4. Using your hole punch, punch two holes side by side in the center leaving 1/4″ in between the holes.
5. Thread black ribbon through the holes so tails come out front and tie in a bow.
6. Use orange stickles to fill in the cut out areas of the pumpkin and allow to dry.
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock so it is 3 3/4″ square and fold in half.
2. Cut a 2″ haunted house from brown cardstock and a 2 1/2″ shadow with the moon from yellow. Attach together with adhesive.
3. Attach your house to the front of your folded black panel.
4. Fill in the windows, door, and moon with yellow stickles.
5. Cut a 3/4″ “boo” from the Holiday Cake cartridge and place next to the house.�
6. Cover the “boo” with orange stickles.
With each of the above you will then want to add your topper on to the treat bag and you are set!
You are now ready for lot of little ghosts and goblins to come knocking on your door! Or how about taking some of these secretly to your place of work and putting them on each person’s desk as a little pick me up? Whatever you decide, there are so many possibilities with these little treat bags. Sometimes I even carry them in my purse to leave behind as random acts of kindness to brighten someone’s day!
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