These Halloween Treat Bags and Party Favors made with the Cricut aren’t very spooky, but they sure are cute! My kids are older, so I don’t need to make Halloween Treat Bags for day care or school anymore, but it’s fun to make a few treats and give them to friends.
When I was a kid, Halloween was a BIG DEAL! There were parties, haunted houses, and costume parades. After Christmas, it was favorite day of the year.
The only Halloween Treat Bags that we had were the little paper ones from the drug store. They had witches, ghosts, and jack-o-lanterns printed on them. I loved getting them filled with candy and spider rings.
Halloween Treat Bags sure have come a long way!
Halloween Mason Jars is another project that that I made.
How I Made These Halloween Treat Bags
For the first Halloween Treat Bag I used the Nut Cup on the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge (page 130). I used the Fit to Page feature on the Cricut Expressions, so that it would cut it as big as it would fit on a 12×12 piece of paper. You can also use the Expressions 2 or Explore Machines.
The purple, orange, and black chevron patterned paper works great for Halloween. It is from the Die Cuts With A View Stack called Spooky Time. Any Halloween patterned paper would work though or even sold card stock.
I cut the Jack-o-lantern at 3 1/2″ from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge. He’s not very spooky with his rosy cheeks though! The sides of the nut cup are slanted outwards, so I attached the Jack-o-lantern on the inside so it’s facing up. The nut cup is perfect for party favors. When cut on the largest size, the nut cup is big enough for a handful of small candies like M&M’s or a bit of crushed paper and miniature candy bars.
The witch owl Halloween Treat Bag is also cut from the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge. It is the gift bag on page 115 of the manual. I used the Fit to Page Feature to make it as large as it would fit on the 12×12 paper. The pretty orange patterned paper is from the Spooky Time Stack from Die Cuts With A View. The purple dots are embossed and glossy for extra texture.
To hold the nut cup and treat bag together, I used Tacky Tape. It is much stickier than regular adhesive. You can also use Glue Lines.
I cut the owl at 3 1/2″ and attached him with glue dots. The owl is on the Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge. He reminds me of the owl in Harry Potter! Create A Critter 2 has lots of critters for all occasions. Kids would love any kind of treat bag made with these animals.
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