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Nightmare Before Christmas Trick or Treat Bags

Spook up your Halloween and be seen with these fun glow in the dark Nightmare Before Christmas trick or treat bags featuring Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Expressions Vinyl. As always, all opinions and ideas are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!

With Halloween right around the corner I am scampering to get everything ready for my little guys to go trick or treating.

And not just the costumes.

It’s time for new trick or treat bags!

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!

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!

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)

Multi-Use Paper

Free SVG files: Oogie Boogie & Jack Skellington

And Jack Skellington as a PNG file.

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!
Divide the images up in the files according to what color you want each piece to be.

Then cut and start ironing!

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!

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!

I am in love with the glow heat transfer!

SO easy to work with and so bright!

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!

The pillowcases are pretty long so you may want to trim some off of the top.

I took off about 10 inches from each one.

Fold the cut edge under to create a clean hem and sew in place.

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!

Use the excess pillowcase fabric to create handles for the trick or treat bags.

Cut strips, fold long side under to create a clean hem then sew to the center of the bags.

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!

Boom!

Jack is all ready for Halloween!

And these bags can hold a LOT of candy.

Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags! Nightmare Before Christmas glow in the dark trick or treat bags!

These Nightmare Before Christmas trick or treat 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?

 
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Frankie Griffin

Thursday 8th of October 2020

My youngest daughter is a big Nightmare Before Christmas fan. She is going to love opening a present with Jack Skellington on it! She's only 26, hahaha! Thank you!!!!

Michele McDonald

Saturday 10th of October 2020

You're never too old for Nightmare Before Christmas!!

Ashlee

Thursday 11th of October 2018

This will only download a website svg for me. I cannot get it to save as an SVG, and will not open in my Silhouette.

Michele McDonald

Saturday 13th of October 2018

That is very odd, Ashlee. I just downloaded the files and opened them with my Silhouette software without issue. Please be sure you're saving the files to your computer then opening them in Silhouette. Don't try to open them alone (I don't know if that will change them).

Amber Skates

Friday 20th of October 2017

Love the designs! Being a Cricut user I am unable to open studio files. Please consider offering an SVG copy of your files as well as the Silhouette version. You have awesome stuff, I wish I could use it!!!

Michele Brown

Monday 4th of September 2017

Hi! I am not able to find the file to download. :( This is my first time on your site and I love your ideas and the instructions are amazing! Can you email me the SVG or let me know where to find it? Thank!!!

Michele McDonald

Monday 4th of September 2017

Hi Michele! There is a link for both files under the 2nd image in the post. The website Box.com where they are located will not generate a preview for the files because of the type of file that they are, but you should still be able to download them and save them to your computer and open them in your Silhouette software. I just tested them and they work fine for me. Let me know if you still have issues!

Mollie

Monday 2nd of November 2015

Oooops! I meant to say thanks for sharing them on Throwback Thursday~ :)

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