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.


  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,, and would LOVE to feature this one if that’s okay with you. Let me know!


  6. Katie from Sew Woodsy  September 25, 2011

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