Monday, October 19, 2009

DIY Paper Bag Halloween Treat Bags

Kids Photo DIY Treat Bags

Kids are all about what is inside their treat bags, but for me the joy is in the wrapper.
Each Halloween I try to come up with a new way to package the booty for the kids in my family. This year, my “wicked” niece and “devilish” nephew transformed humble paper bags into cute candy containers.
The inspiration for these sepia tone treats came from an article in the magazine,” Somerset” that featured the art work of Ingrid Pomeroy ( Ingrid creates beautiful greeting cards featuring old photos of precious young girls wearing digitally created witch hats.

Here's how to created these simple versions without Photoshop:
  1. Pick a photo. I chose Christmas pictures because I liked the velvet dress my niece, Jessie, had on. In the original she was unwrapping a present which I cut away, leaving her hands in the perfect position to brew up some trouble. Ryan’s photo was just asking for devil horns. 
  2.  Add the "sepia" effect using Picassa.
  3.  Print out the photos and cut out the parts you want to use.
  4. Accessorize with scraps of florescent paper.
Hopefully the kids will at least pause for a minute before discarding the bags for the treats inside. If nothing else, Mom will enjoy them.


  1. Love these! I bet they'll be tickled to see them.

  2. Stopping by through "first post" linky, cute bags!


Ooh,a comment! How delightful.


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