I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to horror movies. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve watched a scary film, and I can’t say I enjoyed it… nor the copious nights of disturbed sleep following.
So as you can imagine, my first Halloween in America has me a bit unsettled. I’ll be staying well away from the Haunted Houses, but will happily join in pumpkin carving and take Munchkin to some of the local events.
This year we’re giving out American candy. I think the colours of candy corn are super cute! I can’t say I love the taste, but Munchkin thinks they’re amazing.
So I’ve decided to continue with my Kawaii Halloween theme and created a Candy Corn gift bag. They’re easy to put together and look really sweet when finished. You could take them trick or treating or fill them with your favourite candy to give out.
The finished product is 74 x 140 mm wide (6.85 x 5.51 inches) and only takes one piece of card stock (200 gsm or 110 lb weight) and two pieces of paper.
I’ve created the template in letter format but it should print comfortably at 100% on A4 stock too.
Print out the template (to get it, click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of this post), and cut out the pieces. I used a scalpel but an x-acto knife would work well too. Then fold along all the dotted lines.
Using a glue stick, stick the tabs together as shown above and below. This makes up the bag sides.
Then glue the tabs on the bottom to create a secure base. Fold in the two smaller tabs first and glue the two larger ones. You may find it difficult to get your hand into the bag to secure it, I pushed a small book inside to give a little more support.
After you’ve glued the bottom together you have this!
You then fold it in half, along the sides first, then the bottom. This gives you a flat surface to glue the front and back card pieces to.
Using more paper adhesive, glue the paper bag just below the handle cutout.
And after adding more adhesive to the bag, line the front Candy Corn cut out with the back one and press down. Leave it for a few minutes until the glue dries and you’re done!