September 6, 2012

Custom Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

If you have the Halloween crafting itch, today’s post from Trish at Uncommon is sure to inspire you. I cannot say enough how much I adore this precious idea!

Trick or Treat Bag

Hey guys!  Are you ready for Halloween crafting?
We sure are!  Today we are going to show you how to make a truly one-of-a kind silhouette trick or treat bag for your little one!  I love that you will have a precious keepsake long past the holidays with this one!  

Let’s get started…

Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

  • an 8.5 x 11 picture of your child looking straight on in front of a white background
  • an 8.5 x 11 piece of Heat n’ Bond fusible paper
  • an 8.5 x 11 piece of black fabric
  • white canvas tote bag
  • embellishments: ribbon, flowers, rhinestones, etc.
  • iron, glue stick, and hot glue gun, and scissors

Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

Step One. You will first need to iron the Heat n’ Bond to the black fabric according to the package directions.   Then, you will use your glue stick to attach the photo to the top of the Heat n’ Bond.  Once it dries, you will simply cut along the silhouette of the picture.

 Step Two.  Now you will peel the paper and fusible paper off and you should have only the fabric layer.  Flip it over and you have a beautiful silhouette.  Keep in mind that if your child is looking in one direction for the photo, the final product will have them facing the opposite way!

Step Three.  Here is where the magic begins… take your plain tote bag and iron your silhouette on to the front . Now, add all of the embellishments your little heart desires!  I hot glued the flower and ponytail ribbon! So easy and so fun! 

I just love how it turned out!  

Silhouettes are so classic and this one is something you can keep forever!  This would also make for a fabulous no-sew pillow in the years to come!  Nothing like a craft that can stand the test of time! 


Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

Bonnie and Trish are sisters-in-law from South Carolina that share a love of sewing, decorating, entertaining, and all things crafty.  On their blog, Uncommon you will find a great mix of projects including tutorials on crafting, diy home projects, and party styling. Their passion for crafting involves creating the extraordinary out of simple everyday and otherwise ordinary things. You can also find Bonnie at Trish on facebooktwitter, and pinterest!

14 Responses to Custom Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

  1. Jenni September 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    So cute! This would make great fall art, too.

  2. Mandy September 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I love this! Can’t wait to try something like this. Where did you get the cute tote? Or did you make that too?

  3. Sue September 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Fabulous craft and tutorial! Love the dimension with the added bow:)

  4. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard September 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Cute bag! My girls would love something like this.

  5. bounce430 September 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    What “costume” or hat would you use for a boy?

  6. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon September 7, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Thanks so much for having us, Amy! To answer Mandy… the totes were from Hobby Lobby! To answer bounce430… for a boy you could do the slanted collar of a vampire and fangs hanging over your little one’s lips?!

    Take care,


  7. Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style September 17, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    This is adorable! Love the darling take on a witch design.

  8. Jen October 30, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Love this, it’s so adorable! My little girl would love this, thanks

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid October 30, 2012 at 9:39 am #

      Thanks, Jen!

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  10. AprilG October 16, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    This is so cute. My daughter would love this, too. registered & protected

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