Halloween Treat Bags 2014

 

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Halloween is upon us…ALREADY! I have no idea where the year has gone. Before I know it, it will be Thanksgiving and my personal favorite, the Christmas season. I’m not a huge Halloween person. I carved my second pumpkin this year. Yes, I’m 36 years-old, and I’ve carved only 2 pumpkins in my whole life. And the only reason I carved one this year is because my son wanted a teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pumpkin. I’m so glad that I only need to do this once a year because boy oh boy, is carving a pumpkin a workout!

Carving pumpkins may not be my favorite activity, but I do love making crafts to go with any holiday. This year, as I was thinking about what to make for treat bags, I remembered how much I loved the advent calendar I made last year. I loved its simplicity and clean look. So I decided to recycle that same idea for treat bags. I also made a variation and made a square treat bag. I use a sewing machine for these bags but you can use stapler or glue if you don’t have access to a sewing machine or simply don’t feel like sewing. You can also use fun colorful paper to print on for a variation.

Triangle Halloween Treat Bag

What you need:

Triangle Halloween Treat bags template

xacto knife and ruler/or scissors

sewing machine/glue/stapler

candy

Directions:

  1. Cut the printout in half along the indicated line using your xacto knife or scissors.

  2. Loosely fold in half and sew the edge using a straight stitch. I left a 1/4″ seam. This is the “back” of the bag.

  3. Close the top of the bag and sew.

  4. Fill the bag with candy through the opening on the bottom.

  5. Close the bottom opening and sew. All done!

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Square Halloween Treat Bag

Square Halloween Treat Bags template

  1. Cut along the indicated lines on the print out. You will get 2 bags out of one print out.

  2. Place a square print with the ghost image on top and a blank square on bottom.

  3. Sew on 3 sides. I left about 1/4″ seam.

  4. Fill with candy through the opening.

  5. Sew close the opening.

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