Create an Easy DIY Jack O’ Lantern Bag
Traditional plastic trick or treat buckets are useful for collecting candy on the Big Night but not very useful for much else. Create a candy collector with more mileage by making your own jack o lantern inspired canvas tote. Use it throughout October to cart lunches, library books and more before using it to hold goodies on Halloween night. Plus, because it rolls up small, it’s easy to store and use again next year.
- Orange cotton canvas tote bag
- Pentel Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks
- Printer paper
- Ironing board
Step 1: Prep
To prepare your bag for crafting, wash and dry it to remove any sizing. Iron it once dry to remove any wrinkles.
Step 2: Outline
Draw the outline of to Jack O lantern’s features using the black Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Stick.
Step 3: Fill
Use the Pentel Fabric Fun Dye Stick to fill in the shapes you drew in step 2.
Step 4: Set
To set the dye and make it permanent, place the bag on an ironing board. Cover the design with a piece of plain white printer paper. Pass the iron over the paper to bond the dye to the fabric. Discard the paper.
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Carissa is the head non-hippie behind the magazine-style blog, Creative Green Living. She began blogging about crafts and DIY in 2006 but her heart turned green after the birth of her first son in 2010. Her goal is to teach parents about easy, greener choices for families that are still functional, tasty and fun!
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