Hello there! Heather here again to share some easy favor packages you can use this Halloween!
I love to give little treats to my son’s classmates and teachers at Halloween. This year, the gifts I planned were small and simple so I decided to craft some easy little favor pouches to give a charming little handmade touch.
I started by cutting some Halloween patterned papers into 6”x6” squares. Tip: I find that the double sided papers are often thicker and stand up better for these little pouches, but if you are concerned about them being sturdy enough, you can cover an empty toilet paper tube instead!
I used adhesive to make each square of paper into a tube. At one end I added some more adhesive and flattened the tube closed. I reinforced it with some cute washi tape to stay secure.
I filled the tube with the treats (handmade crayons for my son’s classmates and chocolates for his teachers). Then I flattened the other end in the opposite direction, kind of like a tube of sour cream. I punched two holes in this end and threaded some coordinating bakers twine through to close them up.
I wanted to add a little note, so I made some cute little tags to attach to the twine. I used some Halloween stamps with embossing powder on more patterned papers cut with my favorite punches. Tip: Heat embossing makes stamped images pop against patterned paper. I used white powder on the black spider web tags and orange on the lime green tags.
For the teacher’s pouches, I decided the spider web papers were missing some spiders! I cut some paper spiders using my diecut machine, although you could use a punch or even hand cut a simple spider shape. Then I heat embossed them with black embossing powder to add a nice shine. Tip: I placed my spider on a craft mat then pressed the entire stamp pad (I use Versamark pads when heat embossing) onto it so the ink covered the entire surface before pouring on the powder.
I attached this little spider to his web with some adhesive on the body, making sure to bend up his legs some to add some extra dimension.
I love how using the same approach made two very different gifts – one that is cute for the kiddos and one that is more charming for the teachers!
These little paper containers are so easy to make and add a thoughtful handmade touch to a simple treat. They can be used for holiday gifts or for favors for weddings, showers or birthdays. Just adjust the size to work with the gift going inside! Enjoy!