DIY Shower: Bag'o Treats

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Elizabeth and I love Halloween. It's a chance to get a little wild -- dress up in a costume and indulge in extra sweets! Oh my gosh -- I always loved getting peanut butter cups in my trick-or-treat bag, and Elizabeth admits that m&ms always made her salivate. We're probably a touch too old to be knocking on doors this Halloween in our costumes (especially without Elizabeth's kids), but if you're like us and want to indulge in a little trip down memory lane, we have the perfect DIY tutorial for your upcoming baby shower! These favor bags by Heather of the Coterie Blog remind us of the old trick-or-treat bags we used to carry around our neighborhoods (until we got a bit glutenous and "upgraded" to a pillowcase)!   :)   Heather's paper favor bags are perfect for any baby shower budget, are super easy to make, AND can be customized to any of your themes. Plus, we think your guests will be pretty excited about the fun loot they find inside. (And, honestly, who doesn't love a surprise?!). So, tell us, would you fill the bag with candy? a cupcake? or something completely unexpected and silly?  We'd love to know!

Brown Bags
Filler (these were filled with different types of candy -- M&M's, Jr. Mints, Sour Patch Kids, etc...)
String or ribbon

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Find an image that you want to print on your brown bags. Bring it up in a program that will allow you to edit and print projects. Type whatever you'd like to on the bag, then just send it through the printer. The brown bags are generally 5" wide so set your printer accordingly. "Let the wild rumpus start!"
2. Fill the bag with your loot.
3. Fold the top of the bag down just a small amount, maybe 1/2 of an inch.
4. Get a piece of string or ribbon, about 2.5 feet, and place it under the fold.
5. Fold the bag over the string a few times...
6. Then tie it into a cute bow, and you've got yourself a handle! 

To view the complete tutorial and other craft ideas, please visit The Coterie Blog.

2 comments : said...

Can you recommend a printer for this task? Mine leaves dark smudges all over the bag - not a great look! Thanks!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Adorable. These would be great for taking around to neighbor's doorsteps for halloween too.