Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I love everything about it…well except for the scary movies! I love decorating the house with fun and spooky decorations, and I love, love, love planning and throwing halloween parties. It is just such a fun holiday.
I completely adore Jen Allyson’s awesome Vintage Findings Halloween Stamps, so when I saw that they were back in the DHD store, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my first halloween craft of the season. I found some super cute little muslin bags at the craft store a while back and I thought they would work perfectly as little halloween treat bags. I decided to try out an image transfer technique to add Jen’s cute stamps to my bags.
The supplies that I used for my bags are:
- Toner based print outs (reversed) of my images (Note: Ink jet print outs will not work with this technique)
- Xylene solvent (you can get this at most home improvement stores in the paint department…or you can use a chartpak clear blender pen)
- Bone folder or and old metal spoon
- Cotton swab or small paint brush
- Painters/Artist tape
- Gloves, if desired
As a little warning, the technique I used uses chemicals that are toxic, and need to be used with caution. Be sure to use them in a well ventilated room, or better yet, outside. To prevent any skin irritation, gloves should be worn.
Here are the steps that I took to make my bags:
Below is the final result. I added some ribbons, to add some color, and filled them with some candy. They each fit 3 fun-sized candy bars. I really love how they turned out and can’t wait to use this technique with other projects. (Note: because of the Xylene used to transfer the image, I would not recommend putting unwrapped food in these bags unless they have been washed.)