Tuesday, September 17, 2013

halloween favor: creepy

Yesterday I showed my daughter's "cute" halloween favor here.  
Today is the "creepy" version for my 11-yr old son that he handed out to his class last year.
vampire blood bags (original inspiration here)

you'll need:
small brown kraft envelopes (found at Michael's)
black twine (found here)
vampire labels (found here)
candy blood bags (found here)
hole punch and/or awl
Punch a hole in the "hang" tag section of the label.  Use an awl to make two holes for a "vampire bite."  I used an awl instead of a hole punch for the "bite" to make it more realistic.
Place one bag o' blood in envelope.  Wrap twine around several times and add tag.
So cute and creepy....perfect for 11-yr old boys!
Do you prefer cute or creepy halloween?
Now if I can just figure out what this year's favors are going to be...

Monday, September 16, 2013

halloween favor: cute

I am well steeped into Halloween already and have been thinking about classroom favors for my children.  My daughter is in third grade and I tend to do something a little "cuter" for her class.  Although she and I both prefer things a little creepier.

I made these for her class last year.  I saw the original idea in Better Homes and Gardens.


Here's what you'll need:

favor bags (found here)

glassine cupcake liners (found here)

halloween stickers (mine are last year's martha stewart collection)

mini black clothespins (found here)

adhesive roller

assorted halloween candies, trinkets, etc


Flatten out two cupcake liners of the same color.  
Scrunch one of the liners to make it slightly smaller than the other liner.

Glue smaller liner on top of large liner.  Add sticker to middle.

Glue cupcake liner to front of bag.  Fill with assorted candy, treats and trinkets.
Fold over top of bag and keep closed with mini clothespin.

How cute and easy!!  Tomorrow I will show you my creepy version for my son's class.