It’s October 1st, 2020 Thank GOD we all made it thus far during a pandemic and chaos amongst earthlings. I conjured up Spooky activities, Creepy crafting & Chilling treats to do at home with family or virtually with friends. The schedule is posted every Thursday of October under hashtag #amylatinafamilyspookyfuntime2020 cut it short #amylatinaFSFT2020
Please note that any projects can be done at anytime. That’s why tools are listed under each activity, either you can go ahead and create or wait for the blog post.
I love to collect vintage Halloween decor and paper goods. This year I started collecting vintage Halloween treat bags. So, I purchase a few from Instagram (Vintage Halloween, Miss Molly Antiques, Mint Cream Shop, A Wrinkle in Time), Ebay & hunting. Ok, lets make a Halloween treat bag banner! You are welcome to use any Halloween treat bags doesn’t have to be vintage.
- 20 or more Halloween treat bags
- Orange/Black thick yarn
- 50 or more mini clothing pins
- Thumb tacks or clear tape
I went to Dollar Tree first and got the clothing pins, orange yarn, and clear tape. I found out later the same day Micheal’s had a box of clothing pins cheaper (as to quantity). The clothing pins are wood so, you can dye them black (my husband suggestion ha) I kept it natural.
- First, measure your window or wherever the banner is going with ruler
- Cut yarn from the measurements
- Everybody grab pins and treat bags
- Everybody support each other while holding string & the kid can clip the bags on string with pins.
- Once Bags on yarn string go ahead and hang the banner.
- Dad can reach up, mom hands the tape & kid stand on chair/stool support the middle banner.
- Clear tape works well with me
It’s not that complicated, very simple DIY Halloween decor with Trick or Treat bags. I love my outcome of the treat bag garland. I have two window panels so, we had to cut two orange strings. It was so much fun and we was watching Beetlejuice while creating the garland.
I notice the plastic treat bag has ties with them so, I insert the ties in bags for weight. If you want to die the clothing pins go ahead but I”ll be weary about the bleed on paper treat bags. I reuse the treat bags every year for a project and as collectibles. I take care of my possessions the best way I can.. especially vintage fragile goods.
I was lazy about the treats ha Oreos it is and some good almond milk. The candle smelt like “Pumpkin Spiced Cider” three wick candle from Michael’s. I love to setup the mood during family fun nights especially during holiday season like Halloween .
“Don’t be a Scaredy-cat!”
Wear a mask!
I want to see your Halloween treat bag banner/garland. Please Reshare, Tag & use hashtag
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