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Poison Gift Bag



To wrap a few treats for Halloween – try making this simple canvas gift bag.

I cut two rectangular pieces of canvas – roughly 8" x 10" in size and sewed the three sides together using the serge setting on my sewing machine. Be sure to serge the top of each piece – before sewing the bag together to get your finished edge at the opening.

I used a neon orange thread to highlight the stitching.

I picked up this stencil at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts for about $4.00 and used it to create the image on the front of my bag.

I painted a real oak leaf with the same black fabric paint I used for the stencil and it took to the surface really well. I pinned it to the bag as a decorative element. I think I'm into painting leaves now.


Discussion

  1. Sara  October 18, 2010

    Really cute! I wish I knew how many trick-or-treaters we were going to have, I’d make a bunch of little goody bags for the neighborhood kiddies. But it’s our first Halloween in our new house, so we could have five, or five hundred, I have no idea. Maybe next year.

  2. Darcie  October 19, 2010

    Maeve and Alice LOVED the bag! So do I, but I don’t think they’re going to let me have it.

  3. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  October 20, 2010

    very cute indeed! i love the idea of painting leaves. I actually came up with a clever idea myself with the leaf thing…a couple weeks ago I was really in the craft mode and somehow came up with the idea of using those scrapbook “rub on” transfers on a dried fall leaf. It turned out great! I just might blog about that today…I need to post something soon! stop by and check it out!

  4. Rachel  October 24, 2010

    Ooh I love it! That’s super cute! Thanks for the great idea, I’ll be linking.

    • camilla  October 24, 2010

      Thanks Rachel!

  5. Rachel  July 12, 2011

    What a fun idea for Halloween! I’m always looking for new projects for my holiday craft site, http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com, and would LOVE to feature this one if that’s okay with you. Let me know!

    Thanks!
    Rachel

  6. Katie from Sew Woodsy  September 25, 2011

    This is super cute! I love the skull & cross bones detailing you added!