Do you remember as a child going trick or treating, and always loving the house that would hand out AN ENTIRE TREAT BAG! Wow, that was the greatest! And, you’d tell your friends as you saw them, which house to go to. Now, as an adult, I have to admire the ones who were brave enough to do that, as our neighborhood must have had at least several hundred kids! I have to say, I am that person that hands out the treat bag, but sadly, or in this case maybe fortunately, we only get a couple dozen trick or treaters.
Even if you get a lot of trick or treaters, this idea is so quick and simple (and FUN!), you probably could pull it off for a large group of kids. These vintage pumpkin people treat-bag clips were assembled using vintage imagery, a black clothes pin and pipe cleaners.
I cut a pipe cleaner in half, and twisted the two halves together in the center. For the legs, I wrapped the pipe cleaner around a pencil to curl them, and simply bent the arms into a ghoulish “I’m gonna get ya” pose. I then glued the pipe cleaners to a vintage image and then glued the black clothes pin to the back center. These pumpkin people seal off a small black treat sack, on which I inked the edges gold, and punched a “TREATS” title using a Dymo label punch.
You can find them HERE.