As far as I’m concerned, one can never have too many treats ready to share for Halloween, which is why I’m sharing another quick and easy project today – Halloween Treat Pocket Tags! What, you’ve never heard of a pocket tag? Well, let me show you!!
It’s literally an oversized tag, folded into a pocket, and filled with treats! They are so fun and easy to make – and even though it looks like I used three different patterned papers for each pocket tag, it’s only ONE paper! Let me show you how I made them!
First, I cut an over-sized tag from patterned papers (aren’t these Spooky Boo! papers so much fun?). These are about 4″ wide and 11″ tall. You can cut them by hand, with a die, or even a digital cutting machine. As you can see, I chose papers that had a fun “tear away” strip – one that could be used upside down and still look okay. Here’s the back and front of one tag:
The next step is to fold up the bottom. See how that makes it look like three different papers? I love how the front, back, and tear-away strip all coordinate and work perfectly together for these tags :
Next, I used my sewing machine to stitch around the folded portion to create a pocket. Don’t worry if you’re not ready to pull out your sewing machine – you can just glue the sides together with strong adhesive if you want!
Now that the pocket portion is complete, it’s time to embellish!! I chose to use various printed die cuts, stickers, 3×4 cards, and ribbon! Of course you can embellish as much or as little as you like!
I started by tying ribbon through the top of the tag. Next, I placed the 3×4 card (slightly trimmed) over the pocket portion. Next, I added the cute witch die-cut. Finally, I used foam adhesive squares to add the “boo” printed die-cut.
Now it’s time to fill ‘er up! Since I’m making some of these for my co-workers I opted for some flavored water packets…but of course, I had to embellish them a little bit with these cute puffy stickers! See how perfectly they can be tucked into the treat pocket – with a cute paper straw just for fun, of course!
If you prefer to give a delicious chocolate treat, that’s an option too!!
These treat pockets are so quick and easy, it would be easy to whip up a batch for your co-workers, neighbors, students, or even for your kids’ entire class! Seriously, they are that easy!
What do you think? Do you want to give these Halloween Pocket Treat Tags a try?
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Spooky Boo “Bad to the Bone” Patterned Paper
Spooky Boo “Sweet Tooth” Patterned Paper
Spooky Boo “Falling Leaves” Patterned Paper