Make Some “Halloween Broom Treat Bags” (#TBCCrafters) 22


broomMake Some Halloween Broom Treat Bags

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I saw these cute things on a kid’s craft page and thought they were adorable.  We live in a very small town and on Halloween, most of the flatlanders have already left, so the population is even smaller.  We only have about 4 to 6 kids who come by our home, so doing something special for them is a fun thing to do.  I’m really not one to have the old candy bucket ready, since it would be so sad to not be used much. 🙁  I thought this would be a perfect way to let our trick-or-treat neighbors know that we care, and to give them something special.  I asked my husband if he knew what it was after I finished making it, and he said it looked like the trees you buy at a nursery that are in a bag, so I decided to add a little note to the broom saying “In this world, the Lord will sweep away all evil.  Have a blessed Harvest Time” – that way, they kind of know what it is. 🙂  Maybe it’s just a “guy thing” thinking it’s something else – what do you think?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to leave your comment and share this #TBCCrafters craft on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and any other site you’re a member of!!  Thanks!!

Halloween Broom Treat Bags” Craft

 

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Brown Lunch Bags (2 for ea piece)
  • Straight Sticks/Limbs
  • Jute/Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Candy
  • & Time!

Instructions:

Start by cutting the corners of your lunch bags, all the way to the bottom (being sure to leave the bottom uncut).broom

Next, cut the sides of the bag into strips (size is up to you – I cut the sides in 4 and the front/back in 6 strips).broom

Now, fill an uncut bag with some candy to just the bottom (about 3-4″).

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Now, head out into your yard…or neighbors yard (j/k) and cut some pieces of limbs to use for the “broom” handles.broom

Insert one of your sticks into the bag, and twist the top of the candy-filled bag to secure (doesn’t have to be crazy tight).broom

 Set the candy filled bag onto the cut bag, being sure that all of the strips are spread out and not stuck underneath.broom

Pull the strips up and pull a rubber band down over the stick and top of the bag to hold them together.broom

Using your scissors, cut a piece of the jute or yarn that you are using – I sized mine about 12-18″ to be able to wrap it around a few times.  This is to look like the part of the broom that is usually wrapped around the top of the bristles. 🙂  Just use your glue gun to add a dot to start it and then once you wrap it all around, you can add another dot to secure it.

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After you’re done with that, try and separate your cut strips and use a pencil to “curl” the top pieces of the “broom” to make it look a bit more used.broom

Now you can display it anywhere for the season – or surprise the kids in your neighborhood with a special treat!! This is great for a hostess gift for someone throwing a Fall Party, as well. 🙂

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Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!


“I have swept away your wrongdoing, as wind sweeps a cloud from the sky: I have cleared you of your sins, as the sun clears the morning mist. I have rescued you; come back to Me.” -Isaiah 44:22

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Alayna @AlaynasCreations
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A tree from the nursery? LOL Count on husbands to dash all our creative excitment when finishing a project, eh? 😉 It’s still a fun idea and I’m sure the kids will be happy to get something special.
Looking forward to a great month co-hosting. #HomeMattersParty

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Sahana
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These will also look cute if made in small size for trick or treaters.Thank you for sharing it with us, Jamie. #HomeMattersParty

Audrey
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We will be doing the Halloween decorating this weekend and I cannot buy ANYTHING new. But I can make this with what I have around the house. #HomeMattersParty

Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
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Very cute idea! We don’t get many trick-or-treaters either, so I may need to do something fun like this! #HomeMattersParty

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Super cute idea! Looking forward to hosting the Link up Party with you this week!

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Dawn Pruitt
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Oh I am making these next year! I love it and my daughter is going to too! Thanks for sharing!!

Nicki Lewis
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What a creative idea. Looks inexpensive and easy to do. Would make a great holiday decoration. Thanks for sharing on Tuned in Thursday

Rose Powell
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OMG, I love this! You are SO creative, you could get one of those LONG thick pixie sticks and make it the stick so the entire broom is a treat! SO CUTE!