Free Printable: Halloween Treat Bags
Did you know Halloween is one of my favorite holidays? I think it's just dressing up in costume and expressing how creative you can be. Instead of buying some packaged costume (which I have done in the past), nothing gets me more excited than piecing together an outfit out of items I already own.
If you're having a Halloween party this year or just want to spend some spooky spirit to your friends and family, here are two very easy and simple ways to spread some cheer by making these cute treat bags.*
What you'll need:
- Small Cellophane Bags (4" wide, can be found in most craft stores)
- Candy of choice (I used candy corn here)
- Paper Trimmer (if you don't have one then scissors will work)
- Scrapbook paper (optional)
- Ribbon (optional)
- Hole Punch (optional)
Treat Bag #1 - Pattern Paper
I'm a scrapbooker so I have lots of fun printed paper laying around. I happened to have a Halloween design on card stock, so I measured and cut the paper into a 4.25" square with my paper trimmer (you can use scissors if you don't have one) then folded it in half.
Put your candy into the cellophane bag. I put about 2 small handfuls in there. Then flatten the bag so that all the air is squeezed out, but the folds in the bag stay flat and don't stick out. Then starting from the top of the bag, fold it closed at about 1 inch, then roll down another inch, and so on until you get closer to the candy-filled portion of the bag.
Place the patterned card stock over the folded portion of the cellophane bag, then punch 2 holes about 2 inches apart. This will be a little tough as you are punching through 2 sheets of card stock and several layers of plastic.
Thread a complimentary ribbon through the holes and tie into a bow. Viola!
The nice thing about this method is you can use any pattern scrapbook paper and any type of candy for any occasion. It's great for birthdays, showers, holidays, etc. The possibilities are endless.
Treat Bag #2 - Free Halloween Themed Printable
If you don't have gobs of scrapbook paper like I do or you just like these designs better, I have provided a free printable for you to print and craft your own. (Link to download is below.)
Print out the provided PDF on card stock paper and the highest quality setting and cut the squares out. You can also use it as a guide to cut out the scrapbook paper from the Treat #1 tutorial. Fold it in half just like before.
With this method, instead of punching holes, take a stapler and staple the folded card stock over the cellophane bag.
See how simple it is? Now go forth and print your own favors with this PDF.
Happy Halloween! What are you doing to celebrate?
* I wouldn't recommend handing this out to trick or treater's as parents may not trust what you put in there!