I am in love with this little guy! I love everything from his floppy hair, to his desperate need for orthodontia! These cute Frankenstein DIY Halloween gift bags are an easy way to dress up a simple gift or goodie bag. You can use this tutorial for any size of gift bag. It would be darling mass produced for school class parties or co-workers as a treat-sized bag.
Supplies needed to make Frankenstein DIY Halloween gift bags:
- Small Green Gift Bags
- Black Tissue Paper
- Wiggle Eyes
- Black Chenille Stems
- CardstockValue Pack (black and white scraps)
Begin your DIY Halloween gift bags by cutting the mouth and eyebrows from black cardstock. I free-handed this part, there really isn’t a wrong way. Eyeball about a 3″ half circle in black for the base of the mouth. Then cut three (approximately 1/2″) white squares for the teeth.
For the eyebrows, I cut two, 1/3″ by 1″ strips also from black cardstock. I intentionally made the ends of the strips (eyebrows) a little uneven.
Adhere the teeth to the mouth, as shown.
Trim the overhang of the teeth to match the bottom curve of the mouth.
Adhere the finished mouth to the gift bag. Adhere wiggle eyes, slightly over top of the eyebrows.
To make the iconic “Frankenstein” bolts, cut a 12 mm chenille stem in half.
Bend the straight ends upward, and towards the center of the coil.
Poke the straight end of the chenille stem “bolt” into the paper bag. Bend the inside end downward and secure with tape. Repeat on the other side, taking care to line them up side to side.
Add black tissue paper to the bag. Fold some of the ends downward to give your little monster some fashionable bangs.
You can add fake stitching or scars to add extra character to your Frankenstein with a Sharpie marker.
Your DIY Halloween gift bags are ready for giving, but “Frankly” cute enough to be decor.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).