Friday, November 6, 2015


How cute are theseI like to try and do a little something special for my 2 granddaughters each year for Halloween. This year I decided to make them little pumpkin shaped treat bags for their goodies.

I cut out the pumpkin shapes and sponged Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa ink over the pumpkin and stem. The next step was to use my MFT Paper Bag Peek-A-Boo die to make the black jack-o-lantern eyes, nose and mouth, followed with using MFT's Starry Night Stencil with More Mustard ink. I layered vinyl on both sides of the pumpkin shape, giving the back extra vinyl so it became a pouch to put the candy into. Now I thought the easy part was just get out the sewing machine and stitch around 3 sides of the pumpkin.  WELL.... I should've known better! The sewing machine was not having anything to do with the vinyl so i was left having to hand stitch them. After filling them, I tied some twine around the stem to keep all the candy inside.

This was definitely a handmade project, but a fun one. I was really happy with how they came out, and so were Lucy and Lily!


Loz said...

Fantastic goodie bags Clara..Loz

Paula said...

LOVE THIS! I know it was a lot of work, but I'm sure your Granddaughters just adored these (and they'll remember all the special little things Grandma does for them!)