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.
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!
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:
And Jack Skellington as a PNG file.
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!
I am in love with the glow heat transfer!
SO easy to work with and so bright!
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.
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.
Jack is all ready for Halloween!
And these bags can hold a LOT of candy.
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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