Treat Bag Garland and Remember When…

Do you like the vintage treat bags we have in the store, but are just a teensey bit hesitant to actually fill them with treats and (ack!) giveaway???? Why not take those sweet vintage bags, and make a garland instead? For this garland, I combined the Vintage Treat Bags and the Vintage Bingo Cards, along with some pumpkin orange cardstock.

For this panel of the garland, I took orange tissue paper, and cut it into two 2″x12″ strips. I then layered the 2 strips on top of each other and stitched them together along one side. As I stitched it together, the tissue started to curl in on itself, so shaping it into a flower was super easy! I then punched a circle from black cardstock, and adhered a vintage halloween sticker to the center (included with the treat bag kit). This spooky flower is so striking against the bingo card. To frame the bingo card a bit, I trimmed it with Soot Tinted Tape. So much more impact than just inking the edges, don’t you think?

This panel was made by cutting a rectangle from cardstock and simply taping the treat bag to the paper with Numbers Tinted Tape. Super easy! What do you think of the little witch? Recognize her from Dimestore Vogue? I painted her dress with black watercolor paint, added a ribbon belt, and fashioned a simple triangular hat from black cardstock. Now she’s busy watching the trick or treaters.

Again, super simple panel-tape the bag to cardstock. With this garland, now you can enjoy the images on these vintage treat bags for a long time to come! And, did you notice the Soot Tinted Tape attaching the garland to the wall? Show off that tape-its too cute to hide! 🙂

Remember When….

Do you remember this fella? Maybe you had this exact one, or another type of molded plastic illuminated decor. This one was manufactured by Empire and was produced in 1969-sadly, yes that’s now vintage! 🙂  Illuminated decor began with Christmas decorations but quickly expanded into Halloween as the holiday gained popularity. This particular one measures 18 inches tall. It amazes me how illuminated decorations have evolved to the light shows I see when I take the kiddos trick or treating! What kind of light up decor did you have?

Happy creating!


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2 Responses to Treat Bag Garland and Remember When…

  1. Jackie says:


  2. mary t says:

    Hi Michelle,
    I love all the Halloween ideas that you have created!!! It is ALWAYS a pleasure to keep up with your creativity! Mary T.

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