Magic Halloween Bag

Another favorite Halloween Project from last year! I’m already excited to use it again.

One of my roommates in College has a wonderful family tradition! After Trick or Treating her kids leave their Halloween candy on the front porch and “Magically” it turns into a prize in the morning! I fell in love with the idea!!! I can’t stand all the candy after the holiday! There is just too much! So I am adding to this fun tradition and I have created a “Magic Halloween Bag” to put the candy in! You could also simply make this bag for Trick or Treating! It beats the Pillow case I always used as a kid! They are just so darling!!!

Let’s get started…

For this project you’ll need a variety of Halloween Fabrics. I bought 7 prints all 1/4 of a yard. You will also need a yard of a fabric for the lining of the bag. I bought my fabric at Walmart and all together it only cost me $6

Cut each print in strips the width of the fabric. Vary your strip size for a fun random look.

Lay your cut strips out alternating the colors and prints and create your pattern. Start sewing the strips together until they are all sewn together!

Press this finished section with an Iron.

I used Ric Rack and other ribbon and added then throughout the strips. I sewed mine on with a zig zag stitch!

Now we are going to sew the finished section onto the lining of the bag. Be sure to place the striped section face down onto the lining fabric and pin it in place.

Sew the fabrics together leaving a small opening where you will then turn the bag right side out!

Press again with an Iron.

Adding the drawstring is easy! Lay a piece of ribbon that is longer then the width of the bag onto the top of the bag. Fold over an inch of fabric and pin in place!

Sew a straight stitch to encase the ribbon.

Fold the bag in half with the stripes on the inside and sew the sides together leaving the top open. Be careful not to sew the drawstring closed.

Turn it right side out and there you go!!!

I made up a Poem to go along with our new family tradition of trading in our candy! I will print it out on fun Halloween Paper and laminate it and then attach it to the drawstring.

It’s always fun to Trick or Treat!
With lots of yummy things to eat!
Like M & M’s and Licorice,
Handfuls from a candy dish!
But all that candy can’t be great!
It might give you a tummy ache.
So toss it in,
And close it tight!
And when you go to sleep at night
This magic bag has a surprise!
It turns your candy into a PRIZE!

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    Princess of Everything (and then some) says:

    Cute bag! Don't leave it around some where or I might take it! ha!

    I love the tradition of leaving the Halloween candy out for a prize. How cool!

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    Starfly Designs says:

    This is the cutest bag!!! Good job!


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    Anonymous says:

    The bag is really cute. But, it sounds selfish to take candy if you do not want it.

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    Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says:

    This is a fantastic idea. The kids get the trick-or-treat experience but get to skip the stomachache, hyperactive hangover. Love it! And the bag is adorable, too!

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    Smullin Family says:

    Was your roomate a Tanner? Just heard of this traditon from the Tanner family this year. :) Awesome!

    Very cute bag BTW.

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    Fantastic!!! I love the poem as much as the bag! Nicely done.

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    Just used your idea but had to figure out another way to make the bag…the tutorial didn't make sense to me :)…but it worked and is adorable! Thank you for the idea.

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