These easy and inexpensive pumpkin pouches make the perfect little goodie bags for a Halloween party! I came across this photograph of Martha Stewart’s (year 2000) Halloween ideas, and I loved them so much I wanted to try making them myself.
To get started you’ll need orange tissue paper, green floral tape, scissors, and whatever tricks or treats you plan to fill your goodie bags with.
I used 20″ x 20″ tissue paper, cut it in half horizontally, then cut it in half again vertically. So after cutting, I had 5″ x 5″ squares. I used 2 pieces of tissue paper for each pumpkin. Depending on what you’re filling it with you may need to use more, but 2 pieces was plenty sturdy enough to hold several pieces of candy.
I used a small ball as a mold to wrap the tissue paper around to help give it a pumpkin shape. If you don’t have little boys and dozens of balls laying around your house, you could wad up a piece of newspaper in the shape of a ball and it will work just as well.
Remove the ball and place small pieces of candy or favors inside. Bring the edges of the paper together to form a stem. Start winding the floral tape around the paper stem, starting from the bottom of the stem and working your way up. My paper stem was too long, so after a few wraps of the floral tape, I snipped off the top of the paper then finished my floral tape stem.
I bought a pack of 8 sheets of tissue paper for $1.99, and had the floral tape on hand, so I was able to make 18 pumpkin pouches for $1.99 plus the price of the treats I used to fill them.
I think I’m going to give these out to the kids on our street for trick or treat, and maybe even send some with Sam for his preschool Halloween party! Do you have anything fun planned for Halloween this year?
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