We are a week into September, so I think I can now justify starting my fall and Halloween posts. I waited as long as I could. What can I say, I am in love with fall. I came up with these little Halloween Pumpkin Bags for a guest post on another site last year, but I forgot to post them here. Duh.
These little treat bags are easily made with stuff you probably already have laying around your house. I filled them with candy, but you could put cookies, caramel corn, snack mix, or just about anything you like. Last year I surprised my boys by leaving a bag on each of their pillows. They loved them! I also think these would be perfect for teacher or neighbor gifts. Kids shouldn't be the only ones that get the treats, right?
Wanna make some? Here's how:
Halloween Pumpkin Treat Bag Tutorial
12×12 sheet of orange cardstock
Scraps of paper in black, brown, and green
Treat bags that are 5" wide (I got mine at Walmart)
Scissors, ruler, stapler, and glue
Chalks or ink (0ptional)
Start with a 12×12 sheet of cardstock.
Cut a strip of cardstock that is 5 1/2" x 12".
Mark the cardstock at 5 1/4" and 6 3/4".
Now score the paper all the way across at the two marks.
Fold at the two lines to form the bottom of your treat bag.
See how it makes a nice little pocket when you stand it up? Awesome!
Now it's time to decorate the face. You can decorate it however you like. If you want it to be just like mine, you can use my pattern. Just click on the link and you will be able to print it off.
Pumpkin Treat Bag Pattern
After I cut out my pieces, I like to chalk the edges of the nose, stem, and leaf. But you don't have to if you don't want to. Totally optional.
Now glue the face pieces onto the front of the bag. Glue the bottom edge of the stem to the inside of the bag. Don't add the stem yet!
Now it's time to fill your treat bag. I use the clear plastic kind. I usually buy them at Walmart or the dollar store. They are about 5 inches wide by 11 inches tall.
They are too tall for this project, so I just cut off the top. You want your bags to be about 7" tall.
Fill your bag with candy, cookies, or whatever goodies you would like. Then fold the top over and tape it closed. (Don't over-fill, you need to be able to staple the top.)
Now slide the bag of treats inside your pumpkin. Make sure the top of the treat bag is lined up with the top edge of your pumpkin. Now staple through all three layers.
Now take your leaf and glue it right on top of the staple. Cool, huh? No one will even know it's there.
That's it. Now all you have to do is deliver them to some lucky recipients!