Contain Your Tricks & Treats!
This post will help to inspire your Halloween goodie containment. I LOVE Halloween. The dressing up, trying to guess the costumes of the neighborhood children. TRICK or Treating, passing out the candy, and fun spooky toys and trinkets along with candy. A few little non-harming “tricks” are always on hand at my house on October 31: spider rings, some plastic flies, maybe an eyeball bouncy ball or two. Here are some fun ways to have your Halloween loot ready to hand out!!!
Here is a Halloween treasure box to hold the tricks!
Items needed: plain white “school box” with clasp, paint, ribbons, stickers, buttons, epoxy star buttons.
Step by step: 1) paint box-let some of the white show through. 2) Place word stickers along the base on all sides of the box. 3) Add ric rac above stickers, place buttons on ends of the ric rac. 4) On top of the box, add border stickers and ribbon to the lower right corner. 5) Place buttons on top, epoxy stars on base.
Just a little something for the co-worker, friend or a teacher. All tied up and made extra special by the packaging.
Items needed: candy, box, scraps of black flocked paper, chipboard pumpkin accent.
Step by step: 1) tie ribbon to ends of candy wrapper. 2) mat chipboard sticker to flocked paper. 3) add ribbon to a slightly bigger square piece of paper and tie ends together with orange ribbon. 4) With foam squares adhere 2 pieces of paper together to make top embellishment. 5) Add black ribbon to box and top with pumpkin embellishment.
Easy to find, easy to fill. This simple idea can be used through-out the year when you need a quick little gift.
Items needed: candy corn, orange button, clear plastic round bag, pencil.
Step by step: 1) Fill with candy. 2) Twist wire string around top of the bag. 3) Thread wire through button and tie to bag. 4) Wrap wire to make loops by coiling around a pencil.
It is not a bad idea to have a few bags of cereal for the smallest of the TRICK-or-TREATERS. This simple idea is one of my favorites.
Items needed: cheerios, ziplock bag, double stick tape.
Step by step: 1) Place double stick tape on the closure of zip bag. 2) Top with ribbon. 3) Adhere a second piece of double stick tape to the middle of the ribbon on bag. 4) Place the smaller ribbon on top of the tape. 5) Fill with your choice of items.
When they say “trick” instead of “treat,” have some of these snack baggies ready!
Items needed: snack baggie, plastic flies, transparent tag, silver paper circle punch, hole punch, double stick tape
Step by step: 1) Adhere ribbon to both sides of baggie with double stick tape. 2) Fill with fake flies. 3) Attach transparent tag to a punched out circle. 4) Punch a hole and tie to bag with ribbon.
I have seen the cutest cupcake holders all over this year, and just had to purchase some. I would rather spend time crafting… so I have a no-bake alternative to share.
Items needed: liners, hole punch, oreo cakesters, black gel icing, sprinkles, glue dots
Step by step: 1) punch 2 holes in cupcake liner. 2) tie ribbon. 3) insert a second liner, adhere with a glue dot. This makes sure food doesn’t get on ribbon. 4) stack 2 cakesters with a small amount of black gel icing to hold them together. 5) cover top of cakester with black gel. 6) add sprinkles. 7) place in cupcake liner.
Blog Posted By: Leah Farrar-White