TPC’s first-ever guest post (and DIY project) comes to us courtesy of Design Corral‘s Sue Corral. Take it away, Sue!

Halloween is a big deal in our house. We host a party for about ten families complete with haunted house and costume contests. This year I’ll be handing out these hilarious halloween party favors to all our favorite little trick or treaters. They are cute and easy bag toppers with Halloween-inspired names for treats inside them. I hope you find them as funny as I do.

I liked them so much I wanted to share them with you, so I made them into a free Halloween printable that you can download. You just need to print them out on cover stock or paper and follow the directions below. In addition to the printable and the treats you want to use, you will need an x-acto or scissors for cutting, clear acetate bags that are no more than 4″ wide (we used #B3X5XL from clearbags.com), and a stapler.

If you are not the DIY type, you can also buy the kits (bags and toppers) from our shop. Then, all you’ll need to do is fill them with your favorite candies – I think we can all agree that’s really the most fun part anyway. If you want to order the kits from us, please keep in mind, quantities are limited and orders will begin shipping on October 8. You can order them in our shop, here.

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Assortment of all six bag toppers you can use for your Halloween party favors, classroom gifts or trick or treaters.

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Printable

Print out the free printable onto paper or card stock (we used kraft cover stock) — then trim out the individual toppers following the black outlines. Fold each topper in half so you can see the artwork on either side.

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Glossary of Treats

I spent a lot of time “researching” the perfect candies for each particular topper. It was hours of grueling taste testing before I could settle on the following: Candy Corn for Jack O’Lantern Teeth; mini marshmallows for ghost poop; Reese’s Pieces for Poison Pills; Pretzels sticks for Skeleton Bones; Semi-Sweet chocolate chips for Witch Warts; and Strawberry Laces for Vampire Veins.

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Fill each bag about 1/3 full and seal – don’t fill the bags too much because there won’t be room to staple the bag to the topper — and because I’m told too much candy is bad for you (boo to that).

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Place the top of the bag into the unfolded topper.

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Holding the bag in place, fold the topper down over the bag and staple it in place on both sides.

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Your finished bags should look like this.

Halloween-Favor-BagsHappy Halloween!

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