Faux DIY Candy and Oversized Trick or Treat Bag
We all know how much I LOVE oversized statement props for any kind of celebration!! Halloween did NOT escape! This year I decided to decorate my our home as a Halloween Soiree. Inspired by some pieces I had purchased, I made some giant props such as a cake, party hats, party blowers and this awesome giant Trick or Treat bag!A couple of years ago I made this bag with balloons spilling out of it even larger for our Trunk or Treat setup. This time around I made a bit smaller and with faux candy so we can display it in other years. Enjoy getting creative with this project!
OVERSIZED TRICK OR TREAT BAG
All instructions and materials are listed in the DIY TEMPLATE for the bag
FAUX DIY CANDY
- Paint Brush
- Styrofoam block
- Heat up the hot knife and remove the top of the styrofoam cones.
- Once the tops have been removed, using the hot knife at an angle, cut off edges of the sides of the gumdrop.
- Place the gumdrops on skewers and begin painting each one with acrylic paint. Insert them into styrofoam block to dry.
- Once all gumdrops are dry, brush mod podge onto them and sprinkle glitter on them. Set to dry in the styrofoam block.
- Begin by placing the tape at an angle and tape the mailing tube in a spiral form all the way around.
- Paint the open areas and let dry.
- Once dry, gently remove the painters tape.
- OPTIONAL: For a glossy finish, brush glossy mod podge or spray with a glossy sealer.
- Using the hot tip of the glue gun, make a circle on the bottom of the egg styrofoam. The heat will cause an indentation in the styrofoam.
- Hot glue the cotton candy cone to this circle area.
- Once dry, hot glue the yarn at an angle and begin wrapping and gluing to the egg shape.
- If the stripes on the cotton candy cone don’t work, take a small paintbrush and paint over them.
- 2- Foamboard pieces (each about 8x10)
- 2- 12x12 cardstock papers
- Spray paint
- Gold leaf
- Brown acrylic paint
- Cut 2 pieces of Foamboard at 8x10”.
- Place one of the Foamboard pieces in the trick or treat bag and determine what angle the chocolate bar will be at. Mark it and cut the bottom off on the Foamboard piece.
- Take the second Foamboard piece and measure about ½” all the way around and then make 4 equal rectangles with ½” of spacing in between them.
- Cut them out using the Xacto. Place the remainder of the Foamboard piece, over the 1st one as a template on where to glue the rectangles.
- Spray paint the chocolate bar and once dry, paint with acrylic paint.
- Once the chocolate bar is dry, combine the two scrapbook pieces and wrap the bar with them.
- Take the gold leaf and adhere it to the inside of the flaps and edges of the chocolate bar with mod podge.
- Take the front flaps and glue them down.