i should be mopping the floor: DIY Halloween Treat Bag

Monday, October 13, 2014

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

This DIY Halloween Treat Bag is a simple craft that will 
bring a smile to your little ghost or goblin's face!

DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
 This little bag was so fun to put together...and a nice little alternative to the plastic pumpkin head {plus, hey...lots more room for candy in this thing, y'all}! See how I created it below.



DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
I was super excited to receive a Fall Blogger Box from my friends at Martha Stewart Living. Not only did it have this great craft, it also had a yummy Weight Watcher's treat (you know I was all over that!). More details on that below. But, for now, above are the items you would need to create a bag like this for yourself. These are just guidelines. This is one of those fun projects that's awesome to make your own.

You'll need:
  • plain canvas tote bag
  • Martha Stewart craft paints in a variety of SPOOKY colors (y'all that green glows in the dark...how cool is that?!?)
  • Martha Stewart stencils
  • stencil brush
  • painters tape to secure your stencil
Also used: a feather boa for a little extra somethin'-somethin' (I picked it up at the craft store in the Halloween area). If you decide to do any similar embellishments, go ahead and heat up the glue gun, too.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
I started by cutting and taping my stencil down to the bottom part of my bag. I wanted the arrows to all go the same way. I taped off the negative space I wouldn't be using as well. Then, I grabbed my stencil brush and started lightly tapping the paint into the open stencil areas. The trick is to not get too much paint on the brush to avoid any bleeding.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
Just repeat with your other colors. I wanted a random color pattern, so there wasn't a big rhyme or reason to where I placed each color. I did want orange to be the predominant color, though...so I used it a bit more than the others. 

DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
 After I finished the arrows and removed the stencils, I turned a regular paint brush upside down and added a few happy dots everywhere. Just for fun.


DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
Then I just hot glued my boa to the top of the bag.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
 I think my favorite part is the gold glitter painted arrows...so sparkly!


DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Simple jazzed up bag for all that candy!
 It's ready to be filled up with lots of Halloween goodies!


DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Fill it with Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Bars!
 And speaking of Halloween goodies...who else pilfers their kids' Halloween loot after bedtime? Surely we could all form a club of us, no? My Martha Stewart Fall Blogger Box also included a fantastic treat to turn to instead of the bag of candy! And you guys know I've been on Weight Watchers for over a year now...so I was thrilled!

These Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss bites were soooo good. I was SHOCKED that they were only 2 Points Plus (which by my calculations means I can have more than one at a time)! Perfection.


DIY Halloween Treat Bag | Fill it with Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Bars!
Absolutely delicious!

So...are you a candy bag pilferer? 






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