I was inspired by a tutorial I saw at The Crafty Crow awhile back to make decorated canvas treat bags. So last Saturday my daughter and two grandchildren decided to take the afternoon and decorate our own bags for the kiddos to carry on Halloween. It was a fun and easy project that started out with 2 canvas bags that we purchased and decorated them with beads, buttons and glitter.
My daughter, Jen, found a pumpkin picture on the internet and we printed it out for the general shape. I took a chalk marker and lightly drew the outline on each bag. We decided it would save on a lot of messiness if we were in charge of the glue, so Jen and I dolloped glue around the around the edges while Morgan and Carson chose and added the beads and buttons to use. The kiddos then drew a mouth & nose and eyes and decided what they wanted to use to embellish them. Morgan chose a fine orange glitter while Carson chose a chunky translucent glitter. They both chose rhinestones in the shape of pumpkins for the eyes. Once everything was dry, we added more buttons and beads of various colors to fill in the pumpkin faces. We used foam alphabet stamps along with White Craft Ink to add the word “treats” to the bottom of the bags. I think they turned out really cute. We changed it up a bit from Crafty Crow, but it was a great project and I want to thank them for their inspiration for this Halloween Treat Bag.
Bags & beads from Michael’s
Buttons from JoAnn’s
Aileens Tacky Glue
Orange Glitter – Martha Stewart
Chunky Glitter – Sorry I don’t remember
Pumpkin Rhinestones from Michael’s
Foam Alphabet Stamps – Michael’s
White Craft Glue – Stampin’ Up!