Friday, 24 October 2014

Halloween Trick Or Treat Party Bag

This follows on from the Halloween card I made the other day and uses a plain brown lunch bag (10 for £1 Home Bargains etc.) and the Halloween paper chains I found in HobbyCraft (120 for £1).
All I did was make a front and back panel for the bag by sticking four paper chain strips side by side on a piece of scrap paper and trimming them down to size, and then mat and layered each panel on black paper. I added another strip across each panel that said Happy Halloween, and faux stitched, using a white gel pen, around the black matting and across the middle strip to make the panels “pop”
I stuck the panels on each side of the bag, folding them across the crease of the bag so that it could still be stored flat and then, in the spirit of Halloween, hung two spare plastic ghostie novelties on a short length of cord, threaded through a hole punched in the handle of each side. 
So,  if I was having a Halloween party, for just £2 I could make 10 really cute bags …… adding a novelty or two would only add another pound (packet of assorted Halloween novelties £1 Poundland)  ….. much cuter than a printed plastic bag and taking all but a few minutes to make each one.


Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. Another "Doh, why didn't I think of that" time for me. I always pick up a pack or two of printed paper chains when the price is right but never know what to do with them. I do now! : )) Have a good weekend. Take care.

Knitwitsowls said...

I like your ghouls! I think your pound land must have a better selection than ours I can never find to lovely thinks you find

tilly said...

what a lovely scary bag for a delicious scary treat lol

marc said...

love them and paper chains are great for lots of things as you prove i need you to get them for me when they are cheap christmas ones are great to lets see if pound land do them again this year big love great bag pal