Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pumpkin and Skull gift bags

Welcome to the first edition of Tutorial Tuesday! From here on out the first Tuesday of the month I will be providing either a scrappy or crafty tutorial. In honor of Halloween this month's tutorial is how to make tissue paper treat bags.

For each treat bag you will need the following items:
-tissue paper ( orange or yellow for pumpkins. Black or white for skeletons)
- Masking tape or floral tape
- clear  tape
- Green pipe cleaners
- Marker
- scissors

Step 1:
Fold tissue paper into thirds. Then turn and cut in half so you have 2 equal size pieces.

Step 2:
With the seam facing inward roll tissue paper into a tube by over lapping the to sides by and inch or so and secure with clear tape. I found it easiest to make the tube by wrapping the tissue paper around a glass.

Step 3:
Fold in the end of the tube and secure with masking tape. If you choose you can carefully turn the tube in side out after tapping or just leave as is.

Step 4:
Fill with candy or small toys. Or stuff with piece of newspaper if you are using them for decorations like I did. If making a pumpkin twist the top of the tube to make the stem. If you are making a skeleton fold in the top similar to how you did the bottom and secure with clear tape.

Step 5:
Add the finishing touches. Using floral tape or masking tape wrap around the twisted part to create the pumpkin stem. I folded the twisted section in half to make a shorter stem. I didn't have floral tape so I colored masking tape with a green crayon. After your stem is complete twist a small piece of pipe cleaner around the base to create a vine. If you made the skeleton use a marker to make the face. I used silver for the black tissue paper.

Thanks for checking out the very first tutorial Tuesday please come back again next month!

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