Make your own booty bags using stencils of friendly spiders or scary faces and all the spooky things in between. It's easy! Stencil a pillow case or create your own custom bag from black landscape cloth. Stencil with reflective spray paint for a safe "Trick or Treat"
What You'll Need
- stencil brushes
- white latex paint
- reflective paint
- stencil adhesive
- black landscape cloth 5010-445
- stencil blanks (to cut your own)
- hobby knife 1033-410
- cord (for handles) 5460-379
- grommets 5472-080
- hammer (for the grommets) 1030-262
- white glue 2020-495
- pillowcases (optional)
- If you're creating bags from landscape cloth, have an adult cut and sew the size you need. For larger bags, fold over the top edge of bag and punch in the grommets. (You'll need two per side). Cut cord to your desired length and knot to create handles. For gift bags, simply cut cord and glue it into the side seam of the bag. Use small clamps or weight down to secure in place until dry.
- Choose your spooky image to stencil. If you are using a brush to apply paint to the stencil, first spray the back of stencil with adhesive. Position the stencil on your fabric and with a very small amount of paint on the brush, stencil the image. Remember that a little paint goes a long way. In fact, I like to remove most of the paint on a paper towel before stenciling.
- For reflective spray: Adhere the stencil to fabric with adhesive spray. Mask and cover with plastic or tin foil all parts of the bag, tablecloth etc where you do not want the spray to reach. Make sure to spray in a well ventilated area where over-spraying will not be a problem.
Print off these stencil patterns and enlarge them to whatever size you wish. Then have an adult carefully cut the patterns out of stencil blanks.