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DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags

I am all about glow-in-the-dark anything, especially when it comes to Halloween! And these die cut glow-in-the-dark Halloween treat bags are sure to be a hit with the trick or treaters and Halloween partyers who drop by your house during the spookiest season of the year.

If you don’t happen to have a digital die cutting machine, you can trace shapes and words onto glow-in-the-dark sticker paper or vinyl and cut out by hand. The process won’t be as quick, but you’ll still get great glow-in-the-dark results.

Check out the step-by-step tutorial below to see how I made these boo-tastic bags!

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

This Is Halloween Die Cuts

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK ) – or any digital die cutting machine that works with SVG, DXF, or GSD files
Silhouette Glow-in-the-Dark Printable Sticker Paper* ( AMZ // SBK )
black party or treat bags (I used Celebrate It brand from Michaels)
an embossing stylus or weeding tool (optional)

* Glow in the Dark Vinyl ( AMZ // SBK ) will work, too

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 1

Step 1 : In Silhouette Studio, open your cut files and resize them (if necessary) to fit your treat bags. Cut the files from Silhouette Glow in the Dark Printable Sticker Paper or Glow in the Dark Vinyl using the settings specified in the materials dropdown in Silhouette Studio. I cut the “boo” words and a bunch of stars from the This is Halloween Die Cuts set for my treat bags.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 2

Step 2 : Peel the cut shape from the sticker paper or vinyl and weed out any areas that you don’t want to included in the finished design.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 3

Step 3 : Turn the bag over and fold a flap about an inch high so you can seal the bag closed with a label or sticker or piece of tape after filling it with treats.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 4

Step 4 : Turn the bag back over to the front and center the “boo” die cut over top of the bag. Press in place to adhere.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 5

Step 5 : After the “boo” die cut is adhered in place, remove the stars from the sheet of sticker paper and adhere those around the “boo” to further embellish the bag. Pressing down on the interior (unnecessary) parts of the star shapes with an embossing stylus or weeding tool as you’re removing them from the sticker paper speeds up this part of the process.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 6

Step 6 : After you’re finished embellishing the bag, fill it with treats and goodies and seal it closed with one of the star stickers or a label / washi tape. When it’s time to give out the bags, you can “charge” the glow in the dark sticker paper under a light for about 30 seconds for super duper strong glowing action!

Video Tutorial : Make Cute Halloween Print & Cut Cards in Silhouette Studio

Cute Frankenstein's Monster Print & Cut Halloween Card

I love Silhouette’s print and cut option, and in this video tutorial I’ll be showing you how to make this super cute Halloween print and cut card in Silhouette Studio. Then, I’ll color the card using Distress Inks for the background and my new favorite, the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, for cute little Frankie.

In the video, I talk a little bit about printing onto watercolor paper. Because I’m using water-based color mediums for this project, a laser print or other water-resistant or waterproof ink is necessary. If you don’t have a laser printer and aren’t in the market for one, then you can always use whatever coloring mediums you’d like : Copic markers, colored pencils, etc. – the possibilities are pretty much endless.

My absolute favorite paper for mixed media and watercolor is Strathmore Bristol Vellum. Its smooth finish makes it the perfect choice for printing digital stamps, and the Zig pens blend beautifully on it.

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick

This Is Halloween 2 Digital Stamps
This Is Halloween 2 Phrases Digital Stamps

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Pumice Stone Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition ( AMZ // SBK )
a double-sided adhesive runner
white cardstock
a no. 8 round paintbrush
a cup & water
an acrylic stamping block
paper towels

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

 

Zig Color Listings for Each Design Below

Cute Frankenstein's Monster Print & Cut Halloween Card

Frankie

053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )
043 // Olive Green ( DKB // SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )
095 // Dark Gray ( DKB // SBK )

082 // Purple ( DKB // SBK )
027 // Dark Pink ( DKB // SBK )

070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
023 // Scarlet Red ( DKB // SBK )

Cute Witch Print & Cut Halloween Card

Witch

027 // Dark Pink ( DKB // SBK )
003 // Fluorescent Pink ( DKB // SBK )

064 // Dark Oatmeal ( DKB // SBK )
071 // Flesh Colour ( DKB // SBK )
222 // Pink Flamingo ( SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )

053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )

Cute Cat Trick or Treater Print & Cut Halloween Card

Cat

024 // Wine Red ( DKB // SBK )
065 // Mid Brown ( DKB // SBK )

072 // Beige ( DKB // SBK )
064 // Dark Oatmeal ( DKB // SBK )
071 // Flesh Colour ( DKB // SBK )
202 // Peach Pink ( SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )

070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )

Cute Superhero Print & Cut Halloween Card

Superhero

072 // Beige ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )

064 // Dark Oatmeal ( DKB // SBK )
071 // Flesh Colour ( DKB // SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )
095 // Dark Gray ( DKB // SBK )

024 // Wine Red ( DKB // SBK )
023 // Scarlet Red ( DKB // SBK )

092 // Blue Gray ( DKB )
036 // Light Blue ( DKB // SBK )

070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )

Free Printable Halloween Tags + Toppers + Labels

Free Printable Halloween Tags + Toppers + Labels

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is only a week away, and if you’re in search of some spooky embellishments to top cupcakes and to decorate candy bags and favor boxes, then I have a freebie for you! This set of 16 hexagonal, Halloween-themed printables coordinates with the Hello, Halloween collection and can be used to spook-ify lots of Halloween goodies. Print them onto cardstock and use as tags or toppers, or print onto label paper to make everything from stickers to seals for envelopes and boxes.

The download is available as a printable PDF file (link below), and you can download the free Adobe Reader software to view and print if it’s not already on your computer.

Halloween Tags + Toppers + Labels | Download (1.3 Mb)

Free Printable Halloween Tags

Heat Embossed Glassine Treat Bags

Heat Embossed Glassine Treat Bags

I’m back! I honestly didn’t plan on launching the site and immediately disappearing for two weeks, but the launch of the site just happened to coincide with a visit from an out-of-state guest (my mom). Last week, I was playing catch up on emails and meeting deadlines for various projects for my other sites. Deadlines always seem to come due all at once, don’t they?

Today I have another quick and easy Halloween treat packaging project for you, and I have to say that I’ve fallen in love with heat embossing onto glassine. It gives the finished bags a great texture, and the shine of the embossed areas is a perfect match for the translucent glassine. Methinks that I’ll be using this technique a lot in the future.

Watch the Heat Embossed Glassine Treat Bags Video (or check it out on YouTube):

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Supplies Used

Confetti Stamped Halloween Treat Bags

Confetti Stamped Halloween Treat Bags

There’s just something about confetti that’s undeniably festive, right? And this project is a quick and easy one, so you can make a bunch of Halloween treat bags in very little time. A pencil eraser acts as your stamp to create dots in shimmery, Halloween-ish colors. When you’re finished creating your confetti, simply seal your bags with trick or treat labels, and you’re good to go!

Note: I printed the Trick or Treat labels from the k.becca Ye Olde Halloween collection onto sticker paper before cutting them out by hand.

Supplies Used

2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Black Treat Bags (Celebrate It brand from Michael’s)
Pencil (unused eraser)
Crimson Copper, Rocket Red Gold, and Starlite Black Inks from Dew Drop Two Tone Set (Tsukineko)
Full Sheet Label Paper
Printable Ye Olde Halloween Trick or Treat Tags (available soon)
Scissors

Watch the Confetti Stamped Halloween Treat Bags Video (or check it out on YouTube):

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Metallic Embossed Halloween Treat Bags

Metallic Embossed Halloween Treat Bags

I’ve been having a lot of fun making Halloween treat packaging lately, and this is just my first project in what’s turning out to be a whole series of Halloween packaging projects. These bags are a little big larger than your typical treat bags, so they’ll fit larger items or a bunch of different treats.

In this video, I’ll also show you how to make custom stamps using fun foam (it’s easy – promise!) and the printable Halloween words file that I’ve linked to below. And we’ll work a little magic with silver metallic embossing powder to give the bags a bit of pizzazz. I never get tired of heat embossing.

Tip: If, after you’ve embossed your bags, you’re left with a few bare areas (no ink or embossing powder), then you can use an embossing marker/pen to color over the bare spots and go through the embossing process again. This should take care of those bare areas.

Supplies Used

3 ½” x 6 ¾” Black Paper Sacks (Celebrate It brand from Michael’s)
Printable Halloween Words (download the free printable here)
Craft Foam / Fun Foam
Pencil
Scissors
Bone Folder
White Ink Pad
Scrap Paper
X-Large Acrylic Stamp Block (Inkadinkado) or Cardboard
Double-Sided Tape
Silver Embossing Powder (Martha Stewart)
Embossing Heat Tool (Darice)
Small Paintbrush (optional)
Zig Emboss Writer (optional)

Watch the Metallic Embossed Halloween Treat Bags Video (or check it out on YouTube):

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