Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DIY Trick or Treat Bags

I am really enjoying all the vintage black, white, and craft decor I have seen recently to incorporate into your home for Halloween in a very stylish way as if it had been there all along. I came across this image and decided to make my own newspaper goody bags with that same feel.

You will need: 

- Old newspapers
- scissors or a rotary knife
- Ruler
- Stapler or tape
- Stamps
- Ink pad

  Start by opening up a sheet of the newspaper and cut it in half along the spine.
 Next fold the newspaper in half the long way and cut again along the crease.
Now you will fold each of your two pieces in half the short way (bringing the bottom and lining it up with the top) cut again on the crease. You should now have four equal pieces.
Repeat with the other half of the newspaper depending on how many treat bags you would like to make. You will get four treat bags per page.
Taking one of the four halves bring the bottom almost all the way to the top, leaving about a 1/2 inch. Make a crease in the paper. Try and choose a side without any color to be facing up. This will be the front of your bag.
Next turn the newspaper over and fold each open side about a 1/2 inch. Leaving the top open.
Turning your newspaper back over, staple the folded sides together. I did two staples per side.
Now you are ready to decorate your bags. Use stamps, glitter, markers whatever you can think of. I tried not to press my stamps too hard to give them a faded more eery look.

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