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Trick or Treat Bag

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Trick or Treat Bag

Materials

  • Canvas Bag
  • Black Fabric Marker
  • Orange, brown and green felt
  • Ribbon - green, orange, gold, black, burlap about 15 inches each
  • FabriTac™ glue or glue gun

Instructions

  • 1. Print pattern for Trick or Treat and Pumpkin.
  • 2. Slide pattern inside of bag and trace "Trick or Treat" with black fabric marker. (If pattern is too light to show thru bag you can either trace over letters with black marker before putting in bag or rub graphite pencil over lettering ON THE BACK OF THE PATTERN, then lay pattern on top of bag and trace letters with pencil.
  • 3. Remove pattern and go over letters with fabric marker.
  • 4. Use pattern to cut pumpkin out of orange felt, stem out of brown felt and leaf out of green felt. Use marker to draw lines on pumpkin and leaf. Pinch stem of leaf together and hold together with glue. Glue all pumpkin pieces in place with FabriTac™or hot glue.
  • 5. Embellish handle with ribbons.
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    Jack O' Lantern Apron

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    Jack O' Lantern Apron

    Materials

    • Orange Apron
    • Fabri-Tac® or hot glue.
    • Felt - Black and 3 different shades of green.
    • Green Marker.
    • Green ribbon - 12 inches.
    • Jack O'Lantern face pattern download.

    Instructions

  • 1. Print Jack O'Lantern face pattern here and cut from felt. Adjust dimensions depending on size of apron. Glue pieces to apron using hot glue or FabriTac®.
  • 2. Glue green ribbon to top edge of apron, turn ends to the back of the apron and glue ends. Cut off excess ribbon.
  • 3. Using leaf pattern, cut out 10-12 leaves from different shades of green felt. Use marker to add veins to leaves. Put a dab of glue at the stem of each leaf and pinch together to give leaf dimension. Lay leaves on apron to determine spacing. Glue in place at the stem of each leaf.
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    Spider Pops

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    Spider Pops

    Supplies:

    • Tootsie PopsTM
    • Black chenille stems (4)
    • Large pompom
    • Wiggle eyes (2)
    • Glue gun and glue or Super Tacky glue

    To Make:

    1. Fold chenille stem in half to find the center. Open stem and lay Tootsie PopTM on the center spot. Twist right half of stem over the stick to the left side and twist left piece of stem over stick to the right. Repeat with 3 more pieces of chenille stem to create legs. 
    2. *Optional: Chenille stems may be cut shorter to start with for shorter legs. Size will be determined by the size of pompom used for the head.
    3. Bend each of the 8 legs at the half way point to create joints.
    4. Glue pompom on top of legs to form head. Glue wiggle eyes in place.

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    Jack O' Lantern Glass Bowl

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    Jack O' Lantern Glass Bowl

    Materials

    • Ivy bowl (scalloped)
    • Orange acrylic paint and paint brush
    • Black felt or black paint
    • Super Tacky glue or glue gun
    • Green ribbon - 1 yard each of 2 or more styles
    • 18 inch piece of green sequin trim
    • Pattern download

    Instructions

    1. Squirt orange paint into ivy bowl. Swirl bowl back and forth to spread paint, then use paint brush to completely coat inside of bowl. Do not touch inside until completely dry.
    2. Print jack o'lantern face pattern and cut from felt (adjust size if necessary); glue in place with Super Tacky glue. Option: paint face with black acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
    3. Tie ribbon and sequins around the top of the ivy bowl.

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    Halloween Tea Towel

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    Halloween Tea Towel

    Materials

    • Orange and Black Tea Towels
    • Black and White Felt
    • Ribbon and trim for bows and bottom edge of tea towel
    • Black marker and black gems for face
    • FabriTac® glue
    • Patterns Templates

    Instructions

  • 1. Print pattern and cut out ghost and jack o'lantern from felt.
  • 2. Glue gems to ghost and draw on mouth
  • 3. Tie Ribbon bows and glue in place.
  • 4. Glue(or sew) trim along bottom edge of tea towel
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