I was searching for a surprising treat bag, when I came upon a photo from a Harry Potter inspired birthday party from Modern Hostess. I immediately thought this charming handmade favor-bag would suit my Halloween party, delightfully. You can put just about anything inside, and that mystery is great for your guests to take home!

What You Need:
• Scissors
• Lunch-Sized Paper Bags (double the number of favors you plan to make)
• Tape
• Twine, Ribbon, String, etc.
• Sticks, Chop-sticks, Kabob Skewers, etc.
• Treats to fill the bags

Step 1:
You will want to have double the amount of paper bags, as the number of favors you plan to make. Begin by cutting 3-4 inches off the height of each bag (from the top). You can get away with cutting 3-4 bags at a time- being clean and exact will not make a difference in the end product.

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Step 2:
Divide the number of bags you have cut. On half of them, cut ‘fringe’ at ¼-½ inch apart, to between 1-2 inches deep. On the other half, take three bags at a time, and open them inside of each other. Cut these groups at the same interval of ¼-½ inch apart, all the way down to the bottom fold-line of the bag. You will still want to leave the rectangular base of the bag intact. Carefully, separate each individual bag. Use the tape, in a loop, to adhere the bottom of the first cut bag, to the rectangular inside of the fully cut bag.

Step 3:
Fill the inner bag with your witch’s bounty of treats, anywhere from ¼ to ½ of the way full. Take your stick (broomstick) and twist this bag closed around it, then tape it closed just below the fringe-cut line. Gather the outer bag pieces and wrap them around the treat bag. Cut a long piece of twine or string, and wind it around to mock the look of a broom.

Finish by displaying on a table near the entry to your party, and with ribbon tie on your specialized Halloween tag; my Witch’s Bounty is set in the style of Casablanca.

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Zoe (64 Posts)

Zoe is born and bred in Portland, Oregon and recently moved to Orlando, Florida. She studied sociology and philosophy at University of Oregon, and is currently employed at a law firm. Presently, she devotes her time to being lost in the tropical vegetation of her backyard, sun-scorched bike rides, repurposing everything she can think of, quirky cooking, and promoting the creative lifestyle that she loves.


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