Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Halloween Treat Bag

Hello, it is my turn again on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog! The Design Team received our quarterly boxes, which were chock full of Halloween, fall, and Christmas chippies! (Check availability at the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store). I decided to do another Halloween project for you, before it's too late!
For those who know me, Halloween is not really my thing, but I do love to create treat bags! And what is more fun than a treat bag filled with "not so spooky" treats?! As soon as I saw the NEW Double Sided Ornaments, I knew I wanted to make a fun shaker! I was waffling between a Christmas ornament or an embellishment for my Halloween bag, and the spooky project won!
I filled my shaker with tiny bat and spider chipboard items, spray painted black, and some Halloween sequins. (Spiders and Webs Shape SetSpooky Shape Set) My son saw me working on this project and said,"Mom, you have a spider on your desk!" I told him I sure did but it was a chipboard spider. His response, "It's all fun and games until it's NOT a chipboard spider!" Silly kid!

Here is how to make the shaker ornament and treat bag.
Locate and prepare the three ornament shapes and the two plastic covers from the Double Sided Ornaments package.
 Select one large web and a small spider from the Spiders and Webs Shape Set. Select a jack-o-lantern, the Boo phrase, and two small bats from the Spooky Shape Set.
Use spray  mists to color the items. Allow the chipboard to dry.
Remove the face pieces from the jack-o-lantern. Cut a 1 1/2" circle from a scrap of black cardstock.
Glue the cardstock circle to the back of the jack-o-lantern.  
Fill one half of the plastic ornament cover with the small bat and spider shapes you prepared. Then add Halloween-themed sequins.
Assemble the ornament by stacking as follows: base piece with plastic cover inserted. Spacer ornament shape. Second base piece with plastic cover. I used glue to attach my layers together. Clamp and allow the glue to dry. 
Score a 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" black treat bag at 1/2" from the top edge. Add a panel of decorative paper, cut 6" x 3 3/8", to the front of the bag. Glue the spider web chipboard to the top left corner of the bag. Glue the assembled shaker ornament to the bag as shown. Glue the jack-o-lantern to the left edge of the shaker. Add the chipboard phrase to the lower right corner of the bag. 
Add a loopy bow made from black and orange plaid ribbon to the top of the shaker. Make two twine bows, one from black twine and one from orange. Glue both twine bows to the top of the ribbon. Add a felt button. Fill your bag with treats and fold the bag top on the score line. Close the bag with two small clothes pins, one black and one orange.

Thanks for looking!

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Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:
Spiders and Webs Shape Set (coming soon)
Spooky Shape Set
Double Sided Ornaments (coming soon)


Decorative paper: Authentique Enchanted
Spray mist: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Almost Black, Tattered Angles Chalkboard Mist Paint Chalk, Ranger Color Wash Sunset Orange
Ink: Ranger Distress Black Soot
Felt button: Hampton Art Ditto
Treat bag: Michael's Crafts
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Plaid Orange Ribbon with Black Stitching, Orange Burlap String, Black Burlap String
Sequins: Craft Medley
Mini clothes pins: Canvas Corp Brands Halloween
Adhesive: ATG tape runner, white glue, hot glue

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