If you like to make trick or treat bags for Hallowe’en, this project is right up your alley. Quick and easy if you’re pressed for time and cute for the trick or treaters in your life. They dress up a table, are fantastic tucked into a Hallowe’en lunchbag or super special to hand out at your door. Designer series paper in Hallowe’en colours spruce up individually wrapped chocolates quick as a wink and a bit of a decorative top adds some fun!
KEY-ute right? There are many ways to put together these treat bags. Today I’ve wrapped miniature chocolates (Swiss Delice from Costco) with Spooky Night designer series paper and popped them into the 2” x 8” cellophane bags. If you haven’t tried these bags, they’re great! 50 in a package for only $4 CDN, you can’t beat 8 CENTS EACH! They’re even food safe, so if you didn’t have wrapped chocolates, your treats would be safe to eat!
I can’t get enough of this paper. I went through a whole package with friends making a Spooky Cat sampler I’m going to share with you later this week! Witches hats, spooky cats, creepy patterns and boo-tiful sayings…so many things to choose from. You can see how easily they coordinate with the five of them in my treat bag.
Did you notice the topper? The beakers (sort of Harry Potterish, aren’t they?) are small enough to fit right inside the Everyday Label punch border. I created three different coloured potions easily with two-step stamping. Simply stamp the three beakers in Tuxedo Black ink then fill in each one with whatever colour you like with the matching stamp. (I used Basic Grey, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie to match the papers.)
Then I folded the tag, stapled it to my folded bag and affixed a banner. (TIP: fold tag about 1/3 of the way so you can see the stamping under the banner.) Both the Happy Hallowe’en and Trick or Treat sentiments fit perfectly on a small banner like this – about 5/8“ x 3”. The little details really add up when you make a trick or treat bag for Hallowe’en. Here’s where I’ve taken just a bit more time to add a special touch.
- five different paper designs decorate my chocolates (there’s 12 to choose from so this isn’t hard!)
- the banner hides just a bit of the stamped beakers (so you want to look a little closer to see what else might be under it!)
- my Paper Snips created cute pointed ends for my banner (rather than a straight edge)
- a cute crocheted ribbon bow perks up the banner
These go together so quickly, you still have time to get your paper and cellophane bags – and make up a bunch of these for the 31st!
You Can Make It Too
While these treats are perfect for All Hallow’s Eve, here’s another cute and colourful Christmas version. Who doesn’t LOVE receiving a fun treat like this? Everyone right? So get down to your craft room and make trick or treat bags for Hallowe’en so you can share some unique goodies.