Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

SIlhouette Trick or Treat Bag
Hey guys! You saw my silhouette pumpkins… now I am so excited to share…

Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags!!

  Today we are going to show you how to make a truly one-of-a kind silhouette trick or treat bag for your little one!  I love that you will have a precious keepsake long past the holidays with this one!  

Let’s get started…
Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

  • an 8.5 x 11 picture of your child looking straight on in front of a white background
  • an 8.5 x 11 piece of Heat n’ Bond fusible paper
  • an 8.5 x 11 piece of black fabric
  • white canvas tote bag
  • embellishments: ribbon, flowers, rhinestones, etc.
  • iron, glue stick, and hot glue gun, and scissors

Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags

Step One. You will first need to iron the Heat n’ Bond to the black fabric according to the package directions.   Then, you will use your glue stick to attach the photo to the top of the Heat n’ Bond.  Once it dries, you will simply cut along the silhouette of the picture.
 Step Two.  Now you will peel the paper and fusible paper off and you should have only the fabric layer.  Flip it over and you have a beautiful silhouette.  Keep in mind that if your child is looking in one direction for the photo, the final product will have them facing the opposite way!
Step Three.  Here is where the magic begins… take your plain tote bag and iron your silhouette on to the front . Now, add all of the embellishments your little heart desires!  I hot glued the flower and ponytail ribbon! So easy and so fun! 
I just love how it turned out!  

Silhouettes are so classic and this one is something you can keep forever!  This would also make for a fabulous no-sew pillow in the years to come!  Nothing like a craft that can stand the test of time!  

*We originally shared this post at Positively Splendid*
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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. Super cute! I shared this on my Facebook page. You two are just so creative! I need you to share a little with me. :)

  2. This is fabulous!

  3. Erin Kaminski says:

    Cute idea! I love that you’re actually using your child’s silohuette. Visitng from Show and Tell Saturday.

  4. This is so precious! I love how sweet it looks, and the flower and ribbon are the icing on the cake! :) Pinning this to my “Autumn Wonderful” board! :)

  5. Apologies if I am leaving a double comment, my last comment didn’t seem to take. LOL (Could definitely be me, only on first cup of tea this morning!) I love how this turned out – it is such a sweet project – a memory in the making that will become more treasured as the years go by. The ribbon and flower are the icing on the cake! :)

  6. test test test

  7. So cute I had to pin!

  8. Super cute, Trish! And the colors are PERFECT! Have a great day. xo, Kelly

  9. Super cute! I love that you made your own silhouette! I have a witch silhouette cut out on my piano, but I just found a sil. and a witch hat on the internet and welded them together before cutting with my machine :) Personalized is better!

  10. Love. Better than Pottery Barn girl!

  11. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Your bag is so adorable!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  12. So sweet! I love this idea. Megan

  13. This is the cutest thing in the land of oz!

  14. is there an end to your awesomeness?? These bags are so stinkin cute. I am posting on my FB page.

  15. So cute!! Found you linked up with

  16. Gosh these are SO cute! I love the orange flower against the black silhouette.

  17. Trish this is so cute, I tried using heat and bond one time on a t-shirt and the first time I washed it, everything fell off. Any suggestions!
    I hope you come link it up on I Freakin’ Did it Friday

    • kelley @ Miss Information »

      Hey Kelly! I use the heat’n bond ultra and haven’t had any trouble. I usually try to wash on a cold setting. This has worked fine for me with the ultra. Another brand that I had used in the past was horrible! Hope this helps!

      Take care,


  18. Heather Henderson says:

    I love this trick or treat bag!!! I shared this on my blog.


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