How to Make Treat Bags for Halloween

LEARN HOW TO MAKE CUTE HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

Having a Halloween get-together? Need a treat bag for your kid’s school party?

These Halloween treat bags are very generous and perfect for your guests – big or small!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

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HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS – MATERIALS LIST

Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween Treat Bags

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make cute Halloween Treat Bags.

Materials

  • My FREE Halloween Treat Bag SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Glue

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker but you can use any Cricut Explore Series too!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the Halloween Treat Bags (#140) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club.

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS

The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

ungroup the design

STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find one of the bag pieces. Click the fold line and change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

find the score line for one bag piece and convert to score

Attach the score line and the bag piece by highlighting the GROUP the bag piece is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight and attach

Repeat this step for the second bag piece.

Highlight the faces you don't want to use and delete.

highlight the faces you dont want and delete

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

Make your mat selection and click continue. I am using a 12x12 Mat.

im using the mat

You will see the layers for this project in the mat preview. Click continue.

click continue

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

make your material selection

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.

Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel and fine point cutting blade.

Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.

Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR TREAT BAG

Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the treat bag.

time to assemble

Begin by layering the face together. I have included a Layering Guide for you to refer to.

layer the character face

Attach the face to the cover panel with no wording.

attach to the plain front cover panel

Turn the cover panel with the wording over and attach the black rectangle.

add the black rectangle behind the cover panel with the wording

Add the little pieces to the "o", "e", and "a".

add the little bits

Now, fold and burnish the two bag pieces along the score lines as shown.

fold the bag pieces as shown

Apply glue to the tab on one of the bag pieces.

add glue to one of the tabs

Attach the other bag piece to the tab.

attach to the other bag piece

Add glue to the other tab.

Attach to the other side forming the bag.

Fold the bottom side flaps in and add glue to the tops.

add glue to the side tabs on the bottom of the bag

Fold one of the larger flaps to adhere to the side flaps.

bring one long flap in

Add glue on top of that larger flap and fold the other flap down completing the bottom of the bag.

add gluebring the other flap in to form the bottom

Attach the trick or treat cover panel to one side of the treat bag.

attach the trick or treat cover panel

Attach the cover panel with the face to the other side of the bag.

attach the character cover panel

Here are the three designs.

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

Happy Crafting!

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