Halloween Paper Bags
Make these cute window treat bags for Halloween with any Cricut machine!
- Paper bags
- Large plastic treat bags
- SVG files for cutting bags
- Cricut machine
- Green mat
Start with your paper bags. I tried a variety of bags and the ones noted above seemed to work best. You need fairly strong paper so it does not rip in the machine. Remember you are trying to cut TWO layers one of which will NOT be held down by the mat so this is important. Next, you will need my custom images or something else to cut out of the bags. You can download my version above. Just click upload image in the Cricut software to get those onto your design space.
Adding the Bags to the Mat
Click go on the screen above and you will be brought to the cut section. I set my dial on cardstock to cut the bags and made a custom change in the software. After you load your mat, you can choose the material settings screen. I found that changing the cut pressure helped my images to cut smoother in this case. I ended up using 320 points for these bags.
Cutting Paper Bags with a Cricut
Now when you insert your mat AND when you hit the cut button on your machine, you will want to help guide the mat and bag into the machine. REMEMBER that top layer IS NOT held down by the mat. I would just hold it down with my fingers at the very beginning while the machine fed it in and got started. After that, it was fine to run by itself. Once done, remove and repeat for as many bags as you would like.
Finishing the Bags
Now you have these awesome bags with holes in them. What now? Grab some large plastic treat bags in the party section at any store and insert them in the kraft bags. Fill with candy and cut off the excess bag at the top.
Just be careful not to overfill the bags as the treats will start escaping out the front and back of the bags.