Delight each guest with a small Halloween bag of treats. Long after the goodies are gone, they'll have a remembrance of the fun time they had. Special treat bags are inexpensive to make, and you can whip them up in no time flat. Here we have two different kinds, so you can make one or the other, or you can mix it up and make both.
Candy Land Treat Bags
What You'll Need
- Gift bag with handles
- White colored pencil
- Craft glue
- Oval wiggle eyes, 10mm each
- Scrap paper
Step 1: Trace and cut out Candy Land Treat Bag patterns from felt.
Step 2: Glue a cutout to the front of a gift bag. Glue wiggle eyes and a felt mouth (for ghost) in place.
Step 3: Place the bag on a piece of scrap paper. Using craft glue, create decorative edging at the top of the bag or write "Boo!" on the front. Sprinkle glitter over the fresh glue.
Step 4: Let dry 10 to 15 minutes before shaking off the excess glitter. Allow to dry thoroughly before using the bag.
This next treat bag requires a little bit of sewing but is just as easy to make as it is fun. With a traditional Jack-o'-lantern motif, it will be a hit with all your guests.
Halloween Party Bags
What You'll Need
- Felt sheets: orange, black
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Thread: black, orange
- Black embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
Step 1: Cut two 6-inch squares and two 3X6-inch rectangles from orange felt. Cut one 3X6-inch rectangle and two 8X1-inch rectangles from black felt.
Step 2: Trace downloaded Jack-o'-lantern pattern onto black felt, and cut out. Pin face to a 6-inch orange square. Sew along edges of face pieces with black thread using sewing machine.
Step 3: Use a 1/4-inch seam allowance for this step. Using orange thread, sew the longer side of a 3X6-inch orange rectangle to either side of a 6-inch square. Sew other 6-inch square to other side of 3X6-inch rectangles. Pin and sew black 3X6-inch rectangle to bottom to create bag.
Step 4: To create handles, fold black 8X1-inch pieces in half. Sew along length with a 1/8-inch seam allowance using black thread. Pin a handle to either side of front panel at the top, and pin other handle to either side of back panel. With a 1/4-inch seam allowance, sew along top of bag.
Step 5: With embroidery floss, blanket stitch all edges of bag, using seams as guides.
Now you just have to fill up your bags with some treats -- why not delight your girlfriends with some "candy corn" jewelry? Find out how to make this Halloween craft in the next section.