As most of you probably already know, I love creating cute projects and I love entertaining! I also like spending time creating my own treat bags for kids. Mine are both grown now but I still make them treat bags every holiday. The only difference is, the treat bags and cards I make for them are more catered to adults.
Where my hubby and I live, we don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood. I’m lucky if I get 6 kids on Halloween. I always make a ton of treat bags just in case I get more. This year, I decided to spoil the ones that do come. Here are 3 projects that my regular trick-or-treaters will get this year!
First, cute little treat bags! Gathering my supplies, I die-cut my paper/card stock using my treat bag die – as well as stamp and die-cut the pieces that I will use to decorate my bags. When I assemble boxes, treat bags, cards or any 3D projects, I like to use my favorite liquid glue (Tombow Mono). The liquid glue gives you more time to maneuver your project and it is critical to use this glue for bags and boxes. As you can see on the photo below, I only use a little because this glue goes a long way.
After assembling the treat bag, I use my tombow liquid glue again to adhere the rest of the die-cut and colored images to decorate my bags. You can skip this step if you would like to use readymade bags and certainly if you have 10 or more kids, it will get tedious to decorate each bag.
To spoil my trick-or-treaters a little more, I decided to create some cute little paper wands. I love seeing their facial expressions when they see what they’ll get when hubby and I open the door. These are so easy to make. I use paper straws that I get inexpensively from the dollar store or craft stores. I decorate them using cute stickers and die-cut pieces. They are so cute, aren’t they?!
Last but not the least, I make the “older” kids cute Halloween cards with their treat bags. They are the ones that appreciate it the most and I include little stickers inside the card . I always use my favorite stamps and this year, it goes to JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl stamp. I have created this card awhile back for a blog hop for Scrapbooking magazine. I love it so much that I will be making 10 more to give to my trick-or-treaters this year. It is a fun shaker card. I used Impression Obsession shaker card kits to make it easier for me, and adhered them to the card stock and designer series paper using my favorite Tombow Liquid glue.
Here are all three projects. I hope you like them.