• Halloween Craft: Tricked Out Treat Bags

    Add Some Spooky Swag To Your Halloween Candy Carriers With These 3 Easy DIY Ideas

    By Holly Morrison

    Polka Dot Panache

    Materials (from Michael’s & Paper Presentation):

    • Tote bag
    • Black and orange paint
    • Iron transfer paper
    • Iron
    • Round foam brush (2)
    • Glitter (optional)

    Instructions:

    • Following the instructions on the iron transfer paper package,
      print out a Halloween-themed design/image (download ours HERE!)
    • Trim image from transfer sheet to remove excess unprinted transfer area, then iron
      onto the tote bag
    • To create the polka dots, dip a round foam paintbrush in paint, alternating between orange and black, and stamp onto the bag

    Candy Corn Ombre

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    Invitation by Minted; Gummies by Dylan’s Candy Bar; Photo by Karen Haberberg Photography

    Materials (from Michael’s & Paper Presentation):

    • Tote bag
    • Permanent fabric dye in yellow and orange
    • Plastic bowl/bucket, spoon, and hot water (for dye bath)

    Instructions:

    • Following the instructions on the yellow fabric dye package, prepare the dye in a large bowl and submerge the bottom two-thirds of your tote in the dye. Let it sit for 45 minutes
    • Remove the bag and allow the excess water and dye to drip out into the dye bowl (or an old towel) as it dries
    • Following the instructions on the dye package again, prepare the orange dye and submerge the bottom third of your tote in the dye for another 45 minutes
    • To rinse, put the tote under a faucet with the water in a constant downward flow. Do not “scrunch” the fabric or allow the dyed portion to come into contact with the un-dyed portion. Hang over an old towel to dry

    Bat Cave Cool

    Materials (from Michael’s & Paper Presentation):

    • Tote bag
    • Freezer paper
    • Pencil with unused eraser
    • Iron
    • Black fabric paint
    • Bat pattern (or other Halloween shape)

    Instructions:

    • Trace the bat shapes onto the non-shiny side of some freezer paper
    • Cut the shapes out, and place the bats, shiny side down, on to the bag and iron
    • Dip an eraser into black fabric paint and stamp all around the bats; let the paint dry
    • Peel off the freezer paper
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