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Jack-o-Lantern Treat Bag

felt treat bag

One of my favorite holidays is right around the corner! As an October baby, I have always had a special place in my heart for Halloween. It could also be because my parents went out of their way to make it fun for me and my siblings…

So here’s a quick and easy craft to help you and your little ones get into the spirit of Halloween!

A Jack-o-Lantern treat bag!!!

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

Materials needed:

  • Felt – I usedasheet of orange and just a little bit of green (for the stem)
  • Clear plastic wrap
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and a stick of glue
  • Yarn

making a jack o lantern bagFirst, you want to trace your pumpkin shape onto the orange felt. I just folded my sheet in half and traced on one side, then cut out my shape to have two sides of the pumpkin. You’ll also want two pieces of green for the stem. (I just cut two rectangles.)

cutting felt for a pumpkinhow to make a felt jack o lantern

Next, you’ll want to draw on your Jack ‘o Lantern face. (The kiddos can help with this one, unless you’re making it as a Halloween surprise!) And cut it out with the scissors. You only want the face on one side…felt jack o' lanternBecause the other side needs a slit in the back so you can stuff goodies inside later on…how to make a pumpkin purse

Now, cut a sheet of the clear plastic wrap, I doubled mine over for extra strength and hot glue it to the inside of the jack ‘o lantern side. This makes it so you can see through the face at the goodies in the treat bag! Trim any excess.

Make sure the ‘stem’ is on the inside and hot glue your two pumpkin sides together, front to back. Glue shut all the way around.

While you’re waiting for the hot glue to dry well, take three strands of yarn and braid a strip for your ‘handle’.

making a yarn braid

Hot glue your braided handle to the back of your pumpkin.

handle for a pumpkin purse

Now you can stuff your Felt Jack ‘O Lantern Halloween treat bag full of treats! Candy is always nice… but glow sticks, spider rings, and other small toys would be fun too!

For a fun new Halloween tradition, hang your treat bag on the kiddo’s bedroom door for them to find and enjoy! If you have a little doggie to guard the goodies until the kiddos find it… even better! ;)

Happy Fall pretties!!! And Happy Halloween!

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Kassi M. writes about 'all things lovely' on Truly Lovely, a blog she shares with her sister, Kayli. They talk crafts, recipes, DIY and a little bit of every day life. Kassi is a newlywed, new home owner, and self described craft enthusiast. She lives with her hubs and two doggies in Arizona.

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