Hello everyone!  This is Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams with you here today!  I just wanted to share with you a fun little project for trick-or-treating!

Trick or Treat Bag
The plastic pumpkins don’t hold enough candy and the plastic bags can break too easily.  Let’s make them a bag that will last throughout the years for trick-or-treating!

This starts by making up a ‘Hold-Everything Bag’ from the book Bags, Pillows, and Pincushions: 35 Quick and Easy Projects (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking).  This is a fantastic pattern and I have used many, many times to make fabulous bags.

Trick or Treat Bags
I have letter templates for you to make a bag that says ‘Trick or Treat’ or ‘Boo’ that you can download HERE.  I made my ‘Hold Everything Bags’ using fabric from Maude Asbury’s ‘Spooktacular’ collection from Blend Fabrics.

trick or treat bag
Trace the words ‘Trick or Treat’ onto iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive. Cut them out along the lines you drew and place them on the top of the bag in a layout that makes you happy.   Place a Pressing Sheet over the letters and press with iron in place for 30 seconds.  Let the letters and fabric cool before you peel off the top papers.

trick or treat decofoil
Next, place a sheet of black Deco Foils™ over the words.  Put down your pressing sheet once again and press the deco foil to the words for 30 seconds.  Wait for everything to cool.  Once the bag has cooled, peel the deco foil off.

black decofoil
I thought it was really fun to see what my sheet of Deco Foil™ looked like after I had peeled it off!

trick or treat bag
And with that – a cute Halloween bag went to a perfect trick or treating bag!

trick or treat bag with pip
I followed the same method shared above to make this fabulous trick-or-treating bag with the word ‘Boo’ Deco Foiled onto it.

boo bag
I guarantee that the folks at the houses will not only compliment your kiddos on their costumes but everyone is going to want their trick-or-treat bag too!

trick or treat bag - boo


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