Looking for a special way to package up Halloween treats this year? These darling googly eye treat bags are perfect for holding sweet treats and more, and they are a Halloween craft project that can be made quickly and easily in just a few simple steps and with just a few basic supplies. And best of all? The eyes are glow in the dark, making these a super fun treat to hand out to the little ghosts and goblins who knock on your door on Halloween night!
This project originally appeared on Live. Craft. Love.
For this project, you will need…
- 9×12″ black felt sheet
- Pinking shears (optional)
- Button hole cutter (optional)
- White thread or fabric glue
- Darice glow-in-the-dark googly eyes
- Hot glue
- Darice Oh So Trendy Ribbon – 5/8″ Geometric Orange/Sungold
- Darice Oh So Trendy Ribbon – 5/8″ Geometric Tangerine/White
To begin, use the shears to cut the felt sheet in half lengthwise.
If desired, pink the short edges of the piece, as shown. (This is completely optional, but it adds fun dimension to the finished bags.)
Using the button hole tool (or a sharp pair of scissors, make 4 equally spaced 1/2″ slits about 3/4″ from each of the short edges of the piece.
Fold the felt piece in half widthwise, so that the short ends meet. If using a sewing machine, stitch along the side edges of the treat bag with either a straight or a decorative edge, leaving the top opening of the bag unstitched. (I opted to use my machine’s blanket stitch.) To make this project completely no-sew, use fabric glue to seal each of the side edges.
Use hot glue to affix 3 pairs of googly eyes to the front of the bag.
To finish, cut a 24″ strand of ribbon, and thread it through the slits at the top of the bag to form a drawstring.
Now, fill the bag with a special treat and tie up with a pretty bow. Your googly eye treat bags are complete!
Crafting simple treat bags is a great way to elevate store-bought candy to a whole new level. With just a small investment of time, your house is sure to have the best treats on the block this Halloween night!
Looking for even more Halloween crafting inspiration? Check out all of my Halloween ideas here, or check out some of my favorites below!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.