Easy Halloween Treat Bags | Freebie

October 29, 2013  |  Party Ideas

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Need a last minute Halloween treat bag idea. This one is easy to pull together and uses supplies you probably already have on hand plus a free download.

{Step ONE} Cutting it out

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  1. Download and print the Easy Halloween Treat Bags freebie on 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock. I printed mine on Bazzill criss cross textured cardstock in cream puff, but you could also use plain white cardstock.
  2. Cut two 4″ x 11″ strips from the printed cardstock.
  3. Then cut two strips the width of your bag from each of those. Continue printing/cutting until you have as many rectangles as needed. I used glassine bags that measure 4.5″ x 7″ ,so I cut my rectangles 4″ x 4.5″. You could use whatever size bag is appropriate for what you plan to fill it with. You could also use brown paper lunch bags or zip lock sandwich/snack bags. 
  4. Use a bone folder and straight edge to score down the horizontal centre of each rectangle.
  5. Fold the rectangles in half along the score line, creating the toppers. Once folded, your toppers will measure 2″ x however wide your bag is.
  6. I then used decorative scissors to cut a zig zag edge along the front and back of each the topper.
  7. Use a 2.5″ circle craft punch to punch out as many happy halloween circles as needed.

{Step TWO} Putting it together

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  1. Stuff the bags with treats.
  2. Top the bag with the folded toppers and using a sewing machine with black thread, straight stitch the topper to the bag. Make sure you end about a third of the way in from the right side, leaving a long thread.
  3. Trim all threads, except the front thread that is a third of the way in.
  4. Then, using a zig zag stitch, stitch the happy halloween circle on top.
  5. Tie a plastic spider to the front thread, trimming as needed.

Now if I could only stop eating the candy.
Hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!


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