Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post (and I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, hehe) but I’ve been extra busy this past month working on orders. Besides working on orders, I’ve been thinking a lot about fun projects that I wanted to make and share here on my blog; and, this Halloween treat bag is one of them. I created a Halloween treat bag last year using some products by Lawn Fawn and I’m super excited to use their stamps again this year. Actually, this time around I’m using all Lawn Fawn products, hehe. Last year I used a mixture of stamps by various manufacturers.
What I love most about this treat bag is that it’s so easy to make! I used paper bags (typically used for lunches) from the dollar store, the LF stamp set, Critters in Costume, their new tags die set, and some of their twine from the, Retro Triple pack cord, also by LF. Lastly, for the “Bee.ware!” sentiment I used their alphabet stamp set, Milo’s ABCs (which I LOVE!).For the bag—I placed this paper bag on top of some craft foam to ensure that I would get a perfect image transfer each time I stamped, and I used several different images from this set and placed them all over the bag—even going off the edges to give off the effect of a seamless pattern. After adding all of the images I realized that the bag seemed too tall so I decided to trim off the top by a few inches using my serrated edge scissors. Next I punched two small holes at the top of the bag and I set it aside.
For the tag—I used real chalkboard card stock for this particular tag; and I also used the die from this die set by LF, click here to view it. Once I ran the tag through my Cuttlebug I grabbed my, Milo’s ABCs stamp set and created the sentiment, “BEE.WARE!” because I love that little bear in the bumble bee costume, hehe. Next, I dabbed the sentiment into some Versamark ink and covered the tag in some white embossing powder—then heat set it. After that I used a paper towel and dabbed it into some white chalk ink to make it look like a distressed chalkboard; and, I finished it off by adding some orange twine.
I absolutely love how this treat bag came out and I think a dozen or so of these would look awesome all lined up on a candy table for a Halloween party. However, if you aren't planning on having a Halloween party but you would like to make some treats for friends and loved ones these bags will work for that, too. I hope you enjoyed this DIY post, and I’m really looking forward to the next time I get a chance to blog. I’m hoping it will be this Friday. Take care!