Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags!

That spooky day is coming up soon so here's a great project for making your own Halloween treat bags. This is a fun way to dress up plain brown or white grocery bags for school and home parties. If you already have rubber stamps, this is a great way to use your collection for another purpose. Be as creative as you wish! This is even a perfect project for the little monsters to help with, as long as they can handle an ink pad!

Don't be afraid to try different things with your Halloween treat bags: in this sample, we used just one simple stamp, drew a dotted line for the spider's web, trimmed the top of the bag with fancy-edged scissors, folded over the top and added a little bow. We liked the simplicity of this treat bag - easy enough for kids or the "creatively-challenged"!!

Ok, just to show you that you don't have to be "Martha" to make a really terrific looking Halloween treat bag, this sample was done by a guy, my dearest and beloved! He came up with the design himself, using stamps from two different sets to create his version of Frankenstein - not bad, eh?

These two samples we did using the repetition of a single stamp - changing the ink color and ribbons, gives the Halloween treat bags a similar and co-ordinating feel.

You don't have to limit yourself to just treat bags, why not try making Halloween treat boxes?! If you're feeling generous with your Halloween baking, decorate a gift box or bakery box to put the goodies in.

Hope this inspires some of you to try your hand at making your own Halloween treat bag and boxes this year!


This project has been featured on Today's Creative Blog and The Idea Room !

(all the stamps used in these samples are from Stampin' Up)








2 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I found your blog through Craftaholics Anonymous' Fall Frenzy if you have time I would love for you to check out my blog:
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love these ideas...I may borrow one for my Kindergartner's Halloween show-down!
    Visiting from Craftoholics Anonymous.
    Cheers!
    Theresa

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