Autumn is my favourite time of year. The leaves on the trees start to turn multi-coloured and there’s nothing nicer than curling up on the sofa in front of the fire with a nice glass of something red. There’s something else I love about this time of year, too. It’s Halloween!
Every now and then we share a fun printable with you all and what better occasion than Halloween to share another!
This year we’re sharing a fun grave stone inspired treat bag printable. I guess fun and gravestone aren’t two words that you’ll hear in the same sentence often, but it is Halloween afterall.
This is what you will need to make your own DIY Halloween Gravestone Treat Bag:
- Free Printable (you can download the black template here and the white template here)
- Black & white paper & a printer (or just one type depending on the style you prefer. This is the black paper that we used.)
- Glue or sticky tape
- Something to fill your treat bags with
This is how to make them:
#1 Start by printing the template on to some A4 paper. Although we like to usually print on cardstock or thicker paper, this printable works best on standard paper as it’s easier to fold. There are two different versions – one that’s the black outline (to print on black paper) and the other has filled black gravestones (to print on white paper).
#2 Once you’ve printed the gravestone template, cut it out with some scissors or a craft knife.
#3 Next fold the little gravestone treat bag. The dashed lines are mountain folds and the dash-dot lines are valley folds.
When you’ve finished folding, glue the sides together with some double sided tape or some glue.
#4 Next fold the base of your Halloween treat bag. Fold up about about 3cm of the bottom of the bag to form a flap. Then in the flap area you’ve just formed, push the sides outwards to make two triangles – one on each side of the gravestone. When you’ve made the triangles, flatten down the sides of the base of the bag. Now fold one piece of the longer side of the base up and the other piece down and glue them together.
It’s a bit difficult to describe, but hopefully it’ll make sense in the pictures.
#6 All that’s left to do is fill your DIY Halloween gravestone treat bags with sweets of your choice. To make sure that nothing falls out, add a blob of glue or piece of sticky tape to the top edge of the gravestone treat bag and stick the front and back to together.
Why not also check out our Halloween Book Cover printable while you’re here?
What’s your favourite season? Do you decorate for Halloween? What holiday do you enjoy decorating for most?