Hello, friends! It’s Rebecca and I hope you are in the mood for some Halloween treats today! It’s only August, that’s true, but I just got the cutest spooky paper pad from DCWV and I couldn’t wait to use it to create some party favors. It’s called Witches Brew, it’s available at Joann Stores, and I paired it up with some of my favorite WRMK tools like the Banner Punch Board, Pocket Maker Punchboard, and the Happy Jig for some scary goodies!
After choosing some chilling paper patterns, I created pockets to house some fun-size candy. I followed the instructions on the Pocket Maker Punchboard to make 4.25″ x 5″ notched pockets. You could use the pocket style with the flap, as well, but I thought it would be enticing to give a little sneak of what’s inside so I opted to leave the top open.
Both pocket styles are easy to make with the board, but the notched pockets come together super-quick and if you have a lot of them to make, it might save you a little time. After assembling the pockets, I filled them with the candy treats, then tied black ribbon around the pocket, resting it in the notch; that keeps the candy from spilling out and holds the ribbon in place.
Next, I chose some matching papers to create banner tags with the Banner Punchboard. Most of the tags are about 3″ x 3″, give or take. I paired each tag with a small card that I trimmed from the Witches Brew stack. They offer really cute designs and sayings, and what I like most about this collection is that the colors are a more complex palette for Halloween than standard bright orange, purple, and green. Some of the papers will even work well for non-Halloween projects.
The final touch was a pipe cleaner bat that I made with the Happy Jig. You can use wire if you’d rather, but I found that 12″ black pipe cleaners were just the right length for the bats, and I can let my kids help make them! The pipe cleaners are a bit more malleable than the wire for their small hands, but they still hold the shape well. As a bonus, they lend some fuzzy texture to the packages!
This is an easy and fun Halloween project that will come in handy this year when we celebrate my son’s birthday in mid-October. I’m thinking of having a Halloween costume birthday party for him and I’ve already got a head start on the favors!
DCWV Inc Witches Brew 12×12 Stack available at Joann Stores