Oct 10, 2009

Trick-or-Treat Bags

I wanted to post this project early, so there's lots of time to whip some up before Halloween! Every year I make special bags of candy for the littlest trick-or-treaters who come to my home. This year I'm filling the bags with mini Oreos, Graham Cracker Bears, mini Marshmallows, Gold Fish crakers, soft Twizzlers, mini coloring books and packages of stickers. Hopefully alot of things younger children will like!

Here's my supply list:

mini kraft paper bags
Crepe paper
plastic spiders
flowers (I used Kaiser Craft)
carnival tickets


1. pleat the crepe paper and staple about 3 times (don't worry, the ribbon will cover the staples, if you have a sewing machine, pleat and sew crepe paper in the center)

2. cut the tulle into squares and layer:

ribbon, tulle, carnival ticket and flower, staple onto crepe paper

3. add the plastic spider and glue onto flower (I used Aleene's original tacky glue)

4. after the glue has dried on the spider, glue the crepe paper to the kraft paper bag

These were so simple to make and there's lots of variations that you could make too! Instead of a spider try a button, or a pumpkin sticker. If you don't want to use flowers, little velvet leaves would be cute too! Hope this might inspire you to get out the craft supplies and make something cute!


Antonia said...

These are so cute Tara! Love it :)

Daniela Dobson said...

Tara, these are so cute!!!

bethchien said...

they are simple when you break them down like that...but, it's still something I could never think of. They are GENIUS!!!!
I love it girl!

Danielle said...

What a FABULOUS idea Tara!!!! I wish my kiddos could go by your house for Halloween :) You are soooooooooooooooooo creative :D

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh...so freakin' cute!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Unknown said...

Those are so gorgeous! Thanks for the idea :)

Christina said...

I do something like that for my boy's classmates ... paper bags are super-cheap and fun to decorate! Mine involve raffia and crepe, though, lol. Maybe when my little GIRL gets to school, flowers will be OK, because those are really, really cute! And forget the little kids ... I'm coming by to trick-or-treat:)

Amelia said...

These are so cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

Just Us said...

I so love these!!! I can't wait to use one of those spider flowers on a layout.