How to Make Halloween Treats Bags 3 Ways Pumpkin Ghost & Bat
Halloween treats bags, I have made 3 different shapes; a ghost, a pumpkin, and a bat. They are a super cute way of handing out treats at a Halloween party or to trick or treaters. Also, they make a sweet Halloween decoration when hung up in a garland.
These bags are very simple to make and are made almost the same way as my Valentine Map Treat Bags. I have included a free Halloween shapes template, that you can download for this craft project.
As well as being an upcycler and blogger I am a Beaver Scout leader. I have been making these Halloween treats bags for my little Beaver Scouts. I can hang them in a garland and use them as decoration. Then at the end of the evening, I can then give each child Halloween treats bag to take home.
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What You Need to Make Halloween Treats Bags
- Template, pumpkin, ghost and bat – download here.
- White paper – I used paper from a sketch pad as it was nice and thick, with a slightly rough texture.
- Halloween Craft Paper or Halloween wrapping paper.
- Small black gift tags
- Natural Twine
- Chalkboard pen
- Black Sharpie
- Sewing machine
- Halloween treats
How to make Halloween Treats bags
- Download and cut out the Halloween themed templates or draw your own.
- Once you have decided on the paper you are going to use draw round your template.
- Cut out your Halloween shape, you will need 2 cut outs for each Halloween Treats bag.
- Using the black sharpie draw faces on your ghost and pumpkin shapes.
- Place the matching shapes wrong sides together and stitch around the edge leaving a gap at the bottom.
- Fill with your Halloween treats and sew up to close
- Write BOO! onto the black gift tags with the chalkboard pen. Attach the gift tag to your Halloween treats bags with the twine. If you sew the twine in with bags as you stitch them up, they can act as a rip pull for opening the treat bags.
If you have never sewn on paper with a sewing machine, then you are in for a treat. I love to sew on paper with the sewing machine, to me paper seems to flow better through the machine than fabric. However, make sure that you use a large stitch setting otherwise the paper will tear really easily.
If you want to see more Halloween Holiday themed paper crafts than head over allfreepapercrafts.com for some inspiration.
If you enjoyed making these then you will probably love my, Easter Bunny Treat Bags and my Personalized Map Hearts.