Halloween Treat Bags For Teachers!

With Halloween coming up, I wanted to give the Mess Maker's preschool teachers something sweet.  I came up with little treat bag covers to dress-up a plain little cello bag with their favorite candies!

For each bag cover, I cut a piece of 12x12 black carstock in half (2- 6"x12" pieces).  I trimmed one of the pieces to 10", then scored one end of each piece at 2 1/2".  I scored the other end of the 12" piece at 2".  Then I adhered the two 2 1/2" sections together to form one long strip.  I folded along the score lines and folded the 2" flap over the end of the shorter piece and had my cover.  Then I placed the cello bag with candy inside the cover, punched holes at the top and threaded ribbon through to secure it.  Here is a side view:
To embellish, I covered the front with cute little pumpkin paper by the Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  I added a die-cut pumpkin (Create a Critter) and printed "No Tricks...Only Treats!" onto it.  I tied green leaf ribbon to the stem and adhered it on the front.  Then I cut two candies from the Mini Monsters cartridge and adhered them on the flap.

Hope the teachers will get a kick out of these "sweet treats"!  :)
Have a creative day!


Deanne Gutierrez said...

This is so cute - I am going to try to make some tomorrow and see how they turn out. I am just a bit confused on the directions and just want to clarify: when you take a 12 x 12 piece of paper and cut it in half your are left with 2 6 x 12 pieces not 6 x 6 pieces right?
Thanks so much!

Deanne G

Anonymous said...

I want totry this also but I was confused to. But I think you meant 6 x 12 not 6 x 6. Thanks for the super cute idea.

Lori (THCEO) said...

Yep, you ladies are right...two 6" x 12" pieces of paper!!! I changed it in my post. Thanks so much for pointing out my typo. My brain must not be working today! :) Glad you like them!

Lori (The Household CEO)

Silver Daisies said...

What a cute idea! My brother is a teacher, I might make him one just for the heck of it!

Karen Pedersen said...

SO stinkin' cute!

Val said...

Darling treat bag!! Teachers would love this:)

Scrappin Place said...

WeI made 5 of these and they wouldn't stand up after I put the candy in. But after looking at yours I figured out what I did. My treat bags was to small and also I folded the top down on my treat bag so that made to much weight at the top. Well anyway thanks for the awesome idea. Next year I'll fixed them right!;)