After our family vacation to Disneyland last October, my little guys completely fell for The Nightmare Before Christmas and all things Jack Skellington since they got to meet him at the park. It seems entirely appropriate that their new bags be made with this theme!
I made some super fun trick or treat bags using heat transfer from Expressions Vinyl that are sure to be seen AND I have some FREE SVG patterns for you! Yay!
You can totally make your own trick or treat bags from scratch, or you can do it the lazy way like I did! I grabbed a 2-pack of inexpensive pillowcases at Walmart. Seriously, they weren’t more than $2-3.
You will also need the following from Expressions Vinyl:
Glow Heat Transfer (9×12)
Black Holograph Heat Transfer (9×12)
Pearl Holograph Heat Transfer (9×12)
Green Holograph Heat Transfer (9×12)
Note: Don’t forget images that are going to be ironed on need to be made into mirror images so flip horizontally prior to cutting!
I used the black for the bats and Jack’s tie.
The green for Oogie Boogie, and “Trick or Treat!”.
The pearl for stars, Jack’s head, and Jack’s neck.
The glow heat transfer was used for extra bats and stars, Oogie Boogie’s moon and face, Jack’s face and bowtie.
To describer the layering process of the heat transfer, let’s use Jack’s face as an example:
1. Iron on the round head. I always use a mesh scorch pad on top of the vinyl when ironing to be sure I do not melt the plastic.
2. Once heat transfer has cooled, peel up the plastic and discard. Place 2nd layer of heat transfer on Jack’s head, the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and smile. Top with the Multi-Use Paper. Then top that with the mesh scorch pad. Iron.
The Multi-Use Paper will prevent the already applied heat transfer from getting too hard and wrinkling up.
3. Once cooled, peel up plastic from top layer of heat transfer.
I used this process for Jack face, neck, and tie as well as Oogie Boogie face. Worked like a charm!
These bags are SO fun! And my boys are thrilled with the Nightmare Before Christmas theme. I’m thinking I might need to make some matching shirts, too! We can actually wear them now through Christmas, right?