I’ve got a quick little Halloween project for you today. These mini bags are so cute you’ll want to make lots of them! First get out your favorite Halloween digital kits. Today I am using the two newest ones in the DHD shop, Happy Haunting by Robyn Meierotto and Vintage Findings Halloween by Jen Allyson. I love them both so I just mixed and matched them.
Other Supplies: Digital Scrapbooking Software, Color Printer, Paper Cutter, Scissors, Stapler, Scoring Tool (optional), Ribbons/Trims, Candy
Make some fun treat bag designs with your software to fit your printer. I used 8.5 inch x 11 inch copy paper with a landscape page layout and I got three bags from each printed sheet. Add elements to the top half of the paper before printing. I used Robyn’s Long Alpha to add the word Treat to the pumpkins .
I started out with three designs for now, but I know I’ll be making more of these soon.
Fold the printed papers in half lengthwise.
Cut into three pieces. Don’t worry about the size, just eyeball it. They don’t have to be the same width.
Next we are going to add interest to the sides. If you want a torn paper side, you can gently score the paper with a scoring tool so that your rip stays a little more straight.
I also used my decorative edge scissors to cut along the sides and top edges.
Next, simply staple up the sides! You could also get fancy and machine stitch or hand stitch the sides but stapling is quicker for me and that way my daughters can help too.
Add a loop of twill tape or other fun trim to the top left corner. You can alternate leaving the loop on the outermost side or leaving the cut ends on the outermost side. They both look cute!
Fill with candy and hand them out to guests or trick-or-treaters! Be sure to sample a piece or two of candy yourself after whipping up these quick mini bags, you deserve it!