Saturday, September 26, 2009

Craft Corner: Trick-or-Treat Tote

>> I was looking for some cute halloween craft ideas and I came across these stylish totes on If you have a little one who's tired of carrying around a pillowcase on Halloween, this is a fun alternative.

"You'll want to tote more than candy in these graphic carryalls. Scan or download a copyright-free image of your choice (find a variety at, and adjust the size and orientation of the picture to fit your bag. For this project, we used a 9- by 11-inch and 13-inch-square canvas satchel (from $2.79; for similar). If your design includes words, try printing them in different directions. (To make the words face the right way on the bag, use a program like Photoshop to flip the letters first.) Next, print your selected image on iron-on transfer paper ($8.99;, then iron the transfer — following the package directions — onto the bag. For a distressed effect, do not let the transfer cool completely before peeling it off the fabric."

I love the distressed effect on the ink, it gives the bags an eerie feel. I definitely plan to try this craft out, so pictures should be coming soon, and I'll be able to offer tips once I've actually done the process. Quite often, crafts aren't as simple as the directions make them out to be, but once I make a bag I can tell you how long it took, and what I would have done differently (if anything).

There you have it: an adorable trick-or-treat tote that costs a little under $4.00 (each) to make, which is sure to be used for many Halloweens to come. +Plus+ it takes up almost no storage space! Happy Crafting~


1 comment:

  1. I love that look - the tree/owl one is so cute. I've outgrown trick-or-treating but I still enjoy the candy. haha That'd be perfect for carrying all of my stuff around. I have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!



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