Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Shaker Window Halloween Treat Bags

Hello. Today I have something a little different for you. I love to make treat bags and I wanted to incorporate a fun shaker element, similar to a shaker card. Here's what I came up with...

I started with three small Halloween gift bags that I picked up at Target in their dollar spot. (Don't you love the Target dollar spot!?) I traced the inside of the die on the front panel of the bag. I poked a hole with my scissors and cut the shape from the bag. I created vellum pouches filled with sequins and die cuts I cut from THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS die. Before filling the bags, I stamped sentiments from THIS and THIS stamp set using THIS ink. I adhered the vellum pouches to the inside of the bag. To cover the cut edge and give a finished look, I adhered a black frame on top, created from two shape dies that nest together. 

Here's a closer look...

One thing to keep in mind, the thinner the vellum, the better. Some of the heavy weight vellum can be so cloudy that you can't see what's inside. 

I plan on filling these with candy for my son's preschool teachers. 

I hope you give this technique a try. It would work for a variety of occasions. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day. 



  1. I need to move to the US! I would love access to a dollar spot and your craft stuff is just so much cheaper over there! Your bags are so fun, you are always so creative, who would have thought to include a shaker element. Love it!