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Project

Pumpkin Treat Bags

Introduction

Your guests won't know which one to pick -- every pumpkin in this patch hides delicious contents.

Materials

  • Orange mini craft bags
  • Candy
  • Floral tape

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Fill orange mini craft bags with candy. Twist the top of the bag up into a stem.

  2. Step 2

    Pull floral tape off roll and stretch it so it becomes sticky. Wrap floral tape around stem, starting at the top and moving downward.

  3. Step 3

    Rip off take, leaving 3 to 4 extra inches hanging on the bottom. Twist extra tape into tendril, wrapping it around finger until it curls.

Source
Halloween 2007, October 2007

Reviews (25)

  • 26 Jun, 2010

    These can be made with a piece of orange or Halloween printed tissue cut into 10-12 inch circles. Holds about 4-5 chocolate kisses or small pieces of individually wrapped candy. Don't over-stuff. Just gather the edges of the tissue circle, twist together at the top, and wrap with the florist tape. Perfect for trick-or-treaters or friends at the office!

  • 28 Oct, 2008

    This is so cute! I can't wait to try it.

  • 28 Oct, 2008

    These look adorable. I can't wait to try this!

  • 28 Oct, 2008

    I just made these last night. They turned out very cute. Unfortunately Michael's was out of the mini craft bags so I purchased orange craft bags the size of lunch bags. I had a problem getting them to puff out like these because I did not have them stuffed with Candy. I put a straw in the top twisted the top around the straw blew into the bag to puff it up and used a little masking tape to keep it closed - worked perfect!

  • 26 Oct, 2008

    COOL; IDEA CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT FOR A PRESCHOOL PARTY!!

  • 26 Oct, 2008

    I am in charge of a fundraiser at our church called the Pumpkin Patch. I am going to make one of these for each volunteer in our patch. These are terrific!

  • 26 Oct, 2008

    I just made mine and this is so easy - I love it! Martha

  • 26 Oct, 2008

    Wow... this is a funny way of wrapping parcels... My granddaugther Vanja, is 5 the 31.oct... I think I will wrap her gift in orange silpaper og use green tape...
    Love from Vigdis in Norway

  • 26 Oct, 2008

    I tried hard to make these but the floral tape was useless. I would make the stem/cone shape and the whole thing would come right off the orange bag. Then I ripped a few bags-like in the picture as I was struggling. Maybe I didn't stretch the floral tape as much as I needed too?

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    and Central America.

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    Like these orange bags, haven't looked for them yet, but thanks for all the info where to buy. I'm impressed with the International writers from Brazil, Phillipines, Canada, So. America

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    These are so cute and so simple....they remind me of mini-pinatas!

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    great idea craftyfingers! i was thinking the same..I live in Gentral America and cannot find the bags either...I was thinking of using what they call crepe paper here which seems stronger than tissue paper tho (its what paper streamers are made of)

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    if you can't find the craft bags (I can't either, I'm in South America) why not just use orange tissue paper gathers around the candy and topped with floral tape. That's what I plan to do.

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    These are so cute! I think I just might have to make them for our Scout Trunk or Treat!! THANKS!!

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    Hi, im from the Philippines...and it seems i liked the idea...but my problem is where i could buy the bag??? i havent seen it being sold here in our place...

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    Hi! It's really beautiful....I will make those!!!!! I'm from Rio de Janeiro ...Brazil and I love this site and Martha. Everyone have a nice week end!!!!!!!!

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    Was this recently or last year??? I would love to try to pull these off next week :)
    Thanks for your comments !!

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    I bought these in a kit at Michaels. There were so fun to make and soooooo cute. I also got a kit to make witch's broom treat bag. Really fun.

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    I bought these in a kit at Michaels. There were so fun to make and soooooo cute. I also got a kit to make witch's broom treat bag. Really fun.

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    I bought these in a kit at Michaels. There were so fun to make and soooooo cute. I also got a kit to make witch's broom treat bag. Really fun.

  • 12 Sep, 2008

    Those of you in Canada can expect to pay $4.99 at Michaels for the small orange bags. The colour is great - almost candy-like! And, as tbreanna pointed out, coupons are a wonderful thing.

  • 11 Sep, 2008

    Paisleyfan1 ~ I got mine at Michaels for $2.99 for 16 bags and with a 40% coupon... it's a good thing ;)

  • 11 Sep, 2008

    I have not made these yet but I bought Hallmark gift bag/sac in orange (look like lunch bags) near the greeting cards at Wal-Mart. I think they will work if trimmed down some. Michael's craft store may carry them also but I have not looked.
    HTH!

  • 2 Sep, 2008

    Can you tell me where I can find the orange mini craft bags?