Welcome to the final day of Craft Lightning and an easy way to make a trick or treat bag. I am going to show you all about cutting fabric with your Cricut Maker and what makes it special. No Cricut Maker? You can actually enter to win one below so be sure to scroll down. If you have missed any of the fun this week, be sure to catch up with day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. You also will want to scroll to the bottom of this post for even more ideas from our partners for today. Please note that this post is sponsored by Cricut however all projects and opinions are my own.
Supplies needed to make your own trick or treat bag:
- Cricut Maker (Want to see the difference between the machines? I compared the Cricut Maker and Explore here.) NOTE: My recommendation is to use the Maker for all fabric projects (you will see why later in this post.)
- Heat and Bond
- Black tote bag
Lets start by talking a little about the Cricut Maker and what makes it perfect for fabric. The Maker has the ability to accept a rotary cutting blade that is perfect for all types of fabric (and more). I actually talked a little about what materials it will cut as well as showed off some fabric examples in the video below.
Now in the case of making the trick or treat bag, I wanted to add the heat n bond to my fabric before cutting because I love a good no sew project. You can actually add the fabric directly to the fabric mat and get amazing cuts as well. All of that fabric cutting power comes from the Adaptive Tool System and the rotary blade.
For this project, start by ironing on the heat n bond to the back of your fabric. Place it liner side down on your mat. Yes I cut my fabric with the liner in place. I find that it is easier that way.
Next, click here to access the BOO file on Cricut Design Space. You can then resize this file as needed to fit the size of bag that you purchased. Click “MAKE IT” and you are ready to cut fabric. I picked a bonded fabric setting and cut my letters. As you can see below, it almost does not look like your fabric is cut when you start removing it from the mat. That is because the cuts are so precise that they are difficult to see at times.
However the Cricut definitely did its job. Just look at those amazing cuts! I have cut various fabrics, felt, and even burlap (stay tuned!) with my Maker and have been impressed every single time. Once your letters are cut, lay them out on your bag.
Then just use your iron to adhere them according to the package directions. That is it! You have just created a no sew trick or treat bag with your Cricut Maker!
Give it to a little one to fill up with goodies this Halloween.
Just think of all of the fabric projects (sewing and no sewing) that you can create with your own Cricut Maker. What are you waiting for? Get your own and make a trick or treat bag today.
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More quick and easy Halloween crafts:
Make Halloween themed wine glasses with vinyl and this tutorial from Happy Go Lucky.
Need a Halloween themed gift idea? Try these candy corn jars from Dukes and Duchesses.
Need a quick and easy Halloween treat bag? Try this one from Doodlecraft.
Make your little one a Halloween themed skeleton shirt with this tutorial from It Happens in a Blink.
Don’t want to give out candy? Try these cute Halloween coloring cards from Ginger Snap Crafts.
Another idea for a loot bag? Yep! Mad in Crafts had you covered with this trick or treat tote bag.
Decorate for Halloween with this pumpkin Halloween banner from A Sweet Berry.
Our guest co-hostess for this round is 100 Directions and she is sharing a tutorial on how to make a boo bag here.
Jen is also sharing this great monster wreath that is perfect for Halloween.
My long time co-hostess for this series is 30 Minute Crafts and she has some adorable Halloween decorating blocks today.
Make this trick or treat bag or any of these other quick and easy Halloween crafts. Stay tuned tomorrow as I round up the entire week of ideas as well.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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