Paper craft a Halloween gift bag or trick-or-treat bag

Halloween Gift Bag or Trick-or-treat Bag

Halloween Gift Bag or Trick-or-treat Bag

Booooo!   Halloween is rapidly approaching and I am posting a Halloween craft each week as part of Terrorific Tuesday.  This week,  I want to share with you this paper bag that I decorated to use as a Halloween gift bag or a trick-or-treat bag.  In addition, this will make a cute Halloween lunch bag for you or your children.

  1. I started with a plain gray gift bag.  The spooky haunted house and the bat are die cuts using Halloween dies by Brenda Pinnick for Sizzix (available currently in craft stores).  Other supplies needed are  – black Sharpie pens(felt tip and thin tip),  glue stick and black, white and yellow cardstock.  Optional – I used crystals heat set with a wand for the cat eyes.
  2. Draw ghosts and cut out.   Draw and cut out black top hat and cat from black cardstock and a moon and window light from yellow cardstock.
  3. Arrange haunted house, cat, moon, bat, and ghosts and glue.  For the ghosts, glue the bottom point areas so that the tops can stand out from the bag.  Glue the cat except for the tail.
  4. Draw the word Boo and small bats.

If you are carrying a bottle of wine to a Halloween party, you can use the same design on a wine bottle bag, just spread the design elements more vertical.

I hope each of you is enjoying a nice fall and your preparations for  Halloween festivities.

(C)Phyllis Dobbs.  This design is for your personal use and enjoyment.  It may not be used for commercial purposes without the written permission of Phyllis Dobbs

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  1. Great looking bag!

  2. I love the idea of making custom trick or treat bags like this. My son can’t cut out any of the shapes yet, but he loves using the glue stick, so I could see this being a fun project for the two of us. Thank you!

  3. Cute bag Phyllis! I like the silver background, it’s unexpected. Thanks for using my Sizzix dies!

  4. Phyllis

    I love this design! So fun and fabulous!


  5. Too cute, Phyllis! I have got to get those Sizzix now, for next year!

  6. hi phyllis!
    i love your bag! what a great project!
    🙂 melissa

  7. I love how this looks! I just HAVE to get a Sizzix now!

  8. Oh what a wonderful project! I like the unique bag. Perfect for someone with a halloween birthday or as the bag to trick or treat with (for the candy!) lol I’m so glad you’re participating in this group of artists on display! I love seeing your work! Beautiful piece!

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  11. Love these trick-or-treat bags!! Very fun and cute. I’m writing from, a non-profit website for creative ideas and crafts. We’d love to feature your tutorial in our upcoming Halloween section. If you are interested, please e-mail us at the address given!
    The Blue Team

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