Monday, October 4, 2010

Takeaway: Halloween treat bags

Eek-Halloween is right around the corner, and I'm ready to bust out some tricks.
Here are four easy projects using paper Halloween treat bags.
(I got these cuties at Target)
For a devilishly simple place setting, slip a paper napkin and plastic untensils into a bag.
Then, finish it off with a twist of festive ribbon.
Placecards are another bag slipped into a frame.
Names are written on metal rimmed tags, then tied on with more ribbon.
(These fantastic frames are (gasp!) 99 cents at IKEA.
It's a good thing I stocked up, because I know you're all on your way to get some right now!)
Together, they set a colorful and frightful table!
Small treats like stickers and plastic critters slip into bags,
then await their fate propped up in a yellow folding ruler.
This adorable party favor is a snap.
Start by poking a hole in the bottom of a bag with a wooden skewer.
Slip in a monster size lollipop, cut the bag to size and tie with ribbon.
(You may recognize that vase...perfect for holding Halloween goodies)
 A peek inside reveals no tricks, just treats.


  1. Ok.....i am off and running to Ikea!

    You are really getting me in the Halloween mood my friend. I have not even thought of it yet...right now I have Thanksgiving on the brain..our Canadian Thanksgiving is this coming Monday....crazy I know!

    So I am thinking stuffing and turkey not little goblins and treats. But I love your ideas...great make and take!

    Have a great week...I have a pie for Friday for you...I will link to your pie post if you have one...I know you will...{i didn't make it but there is a story behind it}xoxoxo

  2. What adorable ideas! And I was just at Ikea and missed these...guess I'll just HAVE to go back...

  3. I LOVE Halloween!
    I haven't started putting out my decorations yet...maybe this weekend?!

    Koralee-Thanksgiving on a Monday is sort of blowing my mind-you crazy Canadians:)
    Can't WAIT for the pie story...of course there will be a pie this Friday (hopefully baked in my new oven!), so link away!
    xoxo c