These Halloween Treat Bags are simple to make using our “Trick or Treat?” design and your home printer!
Halloween is one of our favorite times of year, I can’t wait to hand out candy to all of the kiddies, and Melinda loves making treats for Sawyer’s classmates. This year we decided to cut down on the candy a bit (I know, I know…we get old and we start taking the fun out of Halloween ;)) by making up Halloween treat bags that have a combination of sweet treats and non-edible goodies.
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Did you know that you can print on brown paper bags with your home printer? It’s quick and simple but super-cute and we’ve made it even easier by making a printable for you guys to use! There is more than one way to set your image up for printing, but I am going to walk you through how to do it with Microsoft Word.
All you need to do is create a new document and then choose Page Layout>Size>More Paper Sizes, then change the Height and Width to match your bag size and press OK. Now you should have a document that is shaped like your bag.
Next you choose the Insert tab and then select Pictures. Find the image you are using (it will need to be saved on your computer) and click on it to insert it into the document.
Now you can move your image around until you have it placed where you want it to appear on your bag. Remember to leave a little space at the top for folding the bag down.
Once you have your image set up you can put a bag in your printer. You may want to put a small piece of tape over the opening of the bag and on the bottom flap to keep the bag flat as it goes through the printer. You will want to change your paper type under your print preferences to thick paper, or card stock, then press send and print your bag. I’m not going to lie, we had a few jams, but once we got the bags nice and flat they all went through the printer without a problem.
There are tons of different ways you can secure the top. We folded it down and then used a hole punch to make two holes that we threaded ribbon through and tied in the back. We filled the bags with small non-edible Halloween treats and a few pieces of candy, and now they are ready to be used as a class treat at Sawyer’s school, or to be handed out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
If you want to make some of your own you can download our designs to save yourself a little time.
What’s your favorite candy to hand out on Halloween?