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Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

There’s something I’m very guilt ridden about and need to get off my chest.  Last year I failed to adequately prepare my elementary school children with the proper equipment for the intense and aggressive Pursuit of Sugar otherwise known as traditional Trick-or-Treating on Halloween night.  

Last year, we were invited to an event where a large group of kids excitedly gathered up together to go running door to door for two hours to collect candy from willing neighbors.   As mine ran out the door I handed them a paper bag but by the end of their intense Pursuit of Sugar, the paper bags were ripped and torn proving them an inadequate vessel for the weight of candy collected inside the weakening paper of the bag I had provided.  

And the guilt has haunted me ever since.  Get it?  Haunted?  :)

I kid because really they don’t care, they just want that candy.  But I made up for last year’s paper bags with a simple sew project:  Halloween trick or treat bags made from ½ yard of spider web fabric with purple ties for my wizard/witch and black ties for my little ninja.

halloween trick or treat bags simple sew

 

Each one took about 15 minutes to make and cost me only a few bucks.   For each trick-or-treat bag you’ll need 1 yard of cotton belting and a 18” x 27” piece of fabric.  Here are the simple steps to stitch up something similar.  

simple sew treat bags supplies

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HALLOWEEN Giveaway

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Fall is here my friends and the kids are already narrowing down their choices for their Halloween costumes, are yours?  This is such a fun season for decorating and one of my favorite stylists Matthew Mead has a brand new Halloween publication filled with 140+ fresh (and ad free) pages of seasonal inspiration! 

book cover

moon struck party

killer cookies

 

This weekend I’m giving away four copies to four lucky readers! 

Eligibility to win one of four free copies of Halloween by Matthew Mead:

1) Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite thing about fall! 

Four winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Sunday September 9th, by entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Halloween with Matthew Mead is now available for purchase here

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Meanwhile I’m still working on a second house for our Alma Project this weekend, a new bathroom and kitchen remodel are underway, we’re so excited about the progress, can’t wait to share it. 

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winners #43 Janille Sloan; #108 Sherry; #348 Megan Smith, #457 Heather F. notified via email.

 

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