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Spooktacular Goodie Bags! VIDEO!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

   Yes, you read that right, I’m posting Halloween treats in November. I should probably be known as the Procrastinating Crafter instead of the Purrfectionist Crafter. Course, my son said I could be known as the “PP Crafter” (Procrastinating Purrfectionist Crafter). Ummm…. No thank you, son.

   I actually have 2 different treats to share with you. The first I made for my daughter’s class. Just a little something. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen it. They only held 2 little 2 packs of Starburst candy. I think I could’ve shoved some more in, but I didn’t want to load them up too much on candy as I knew they were already going to get lots that night. I think they turned out super cute!

For the pillow box, I used the WRMK pillow box punch board. For the wings, eyes, and fangs, I used a Silhouette cut file (linked below). Really easy to put together!

For the back, I used the sentiment “You’re a fang-tastic friend” from Lawn Fawn’s Spooktacular stamp set.

   Now, for holidays, teacher appreciation days, and just some random days throughout the year, I give the teachers and staff of both of our schools a little treat. Why? We have awesome schools, first of all! Second? Both of my children, being on the spectrum, need special services and I LOVE to let everyone know how much I appreciate what they do. They’re always going above and beyond to make sure that we’re taken care of and that our children get the best education possible. They really appreciate it too. I think everyone deserves a thank you sometimes, and just saying “thank you” can lose it’s value over time. The hard part about this is that between speech teachers, special ed teachers, office staff, principals, guidance teachers, librarians, and all the elective teachers, our total is up to 33 teachers. I give to all of them, because they all help us out in their own way.

   So, after all that… I actually used some Halloween paper I’ve had in my collection for a while. Yeah, I still have a couple pieces left. Hey, it’s really cute paper! Okay, so for these, I used the WRMK gift bag punch board. I go a little more into detail on this on the video, but I was so proud of myself that I didn’t have to buy the treat bag die from Lawn Fawn… Punching is HARD on your arms! Plus, with it being a punch board, you’re never going to get a truly perfectly lined up bag. There will always be human error, whereas with the die, every piece is the exact same size as the previous piece and should line up perfectly. I’ll definitely be buying the die. Now, don’t get me wrong… The punch board is an AWESOME tool! Just not when you have to make more than 10. Okay, moaning and groaning about my poor arms is done.


   I bet I sound really hateful in the video. I’m just giving honest opinions. About the twine. I LOVE everything Doodlebug Design makes! I loved their twine before I got my hands on the Lawn Fawn twine. There are also times where a twine that is more like embroidery floss is better for the job. I’m just being a spoiled brat about it. But I DO LOVE the Doodle Twine.

   I think that was all I wanted to clarify a little more before showing the video. Everything is explained in there. Oh, if you’ll let me know in the comments if you’d prefer I also put the instructions in the blog post, I’ll start to do that. I just prefer watching videos instead of reading instructions.

Video


I figured I’d also show the pictures of my kids for Halloween.

Simon went dressed as a ninja. He kept getting asked if he was Sub Zero. 🙂
My daughter went as a butterfly fairy.

I also made my daughter’s tutu and wand for her costume. First time I’ve ever made either, and I really like how they came out. She got a ton of compliments on them. The wings were from Party City and next year, they’re my Halloween costume. 🙂

Supplies:

Bat Pillow Box Treats


Spooktacular Treat Bags