B&B challenge #20- Happy Halloween

Get ready, get set Trick or Treat…. 

Today’s “treat” was made for my son’s Halloween party at school today.  I am also submitting this idea for the Blooms and Butterflies Challenge #20 as well.

treat bags 1

Size of the bag: 4″ (length) x 1 1/2″ (wide) x 4″ (height)

So you can get an idea I fit in 2 fun size candy bars, a package of fruit snacks and had a pencil peeking out.  You could probably even fit in a couple more fun size candy bars inside.treat bags 2

I did use up all my Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper that I had on hand to make the bags.  These would be cute if you have the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185 $10.95 (from the holiday catalog).

Now on to making the bag: 

Start with paper cut to 5 1/2″ x 12″score lines

Score at 4, 5 1/2, 9 1/2 & 11 turn to portrait and score at 1 1/2″

cut lines

Cut up each score line to the score line of the 1 1/2″.

tape and punch

I then cut away a piece of the bottom since it’s not used and metered a few of the corners so the bag fits better together. I  punched the top for a handle and added some sticky strip to the side and along the back side at the bottom.  See next picture.

sticky stip

The striped paper shown would be the back side on where to place the sticky strip tape.  The flower paper shown would be the front side on where to place the sticky strip tape.  ( I hope that helps)

Fold at crease lines, assemble the bag and decorate as desired.

Other options: If you don’t have a wide oval punch then you could use ribbon or paper for the handles as well.

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Decorations on the bags:

I used the Halloween Bash stamp set #130577 wood or #130580 clear

Pumpkins and Ghosts: sizzix die that I have. Tied it together with some Black and orange ribbon.

(Since these were going to the 4k kids party, I didn’t want the bags to be to “scary” and I thought the ticket stamp was perfect for the occasion.)

To see the rest of the design team creations click here

From our house to your house I hope you have a Happy Halloween!