Hello everyone I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I know it is summer but if you are a crafter it is time to get working on our Fall décor. I made these adorable Jack O Lantern bag ornaments using my left over painters drop cloth scrapes from spooky the ghost we made. If you haven’t seen Spooky the ghost you must check out the blog! These adorable Jack O Lantern bags will also be so cute filled with candy for PHalloween to give to the little ones in your family.
Materials You Will Need
- Jack O Lantern Bag Ornament Pattern
- Painters drop cloth a 16”x16” piece should be good to make 1 ornament (Home Depot)
- Pumpkin orange craft paint
- Black craft paint
- Fine grit sandpaper
- 20 gauge rusty wire
- Coffee stain mixture
- Paint brushes
- Foam brush
- Wire cutters
- Scissors and pinking shears if you are going to glue the bag together
- Sewing Machine
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks (I used gorilla glue sticks)
- Fall florals or greens to fill bag
The first thing you will need to do is print and cut out the pattern pieces. I forgot to mark which triangle is the eye which is the larger triangle and the nose is the small triangle. On a double layer of painters drop cloth using a pencil trace and cut out the bag on the trace line next trace and cut out 1 mouth, 1 nose, and two eyes (cut them out on the trace lines).
Separate the bag pieces then paint one side of each bag pumpkin orange. Next paint the mouth, nose, and two eyes black. Let dry, they will dry quick if you put them out in the sun. After the pieces have dried give them a light sanding, this will give them a nice old worn look.
If you are sewing the Jack O Lantern bags with the back side of the bag pieces facing up fold down the top of each bag about a ½”. To make the folds even I found it easier to fold one then place the second piece on top of the first one then fold. On a sewing machine sew each of the folds. Next put the two pieces together so the painted sides are facing in. Sew around the bag leaving the top of the bag open. Turn right side out.
If you have never coffee stained before you can find my coffee stain mixture under my blog on how I paint and coffee stain fabric. Using a foam brush coffee stain the bag, mouth, eyes, and mouth. Let dry.
If you not a sewer and would like to glue your Jack O Lantern bag you are going to want to coffee stain the two bag pieces, mouth, nose, and two eyes now. Let dry. If you have never coffee stained before you can find my recipe for my coffee stain mixture on my blog titled how I paint and coffee stain fabric.
After your pieces have dried lay down the two bag pieces with the painted sides facing down. Fold back the tops of the bag about a ½”. I found folding one bag piece top down then placing the second bag piece on top and fold down helps to make the folds even. Next take one page piece open up the fold add a line of hot glue and glue fold down. Repeat this step to the second page piece.
Next put the two bag pieces together with the folds facing in. Fold down the top layer half way then add a line of hot glue to each side about a ¼” in then glue down the top layer. Fold back the bottom of the top layer add a line of hot glue to sides and bottom of bag then glue down. You are leaving the top of the bag open.
Using pinking shears trim around the sides and bottom of the bag.
Adding the mouth, eyes, and nose is the done the same way if you sewed or glued the bag. Lay your face pieces onto the bag then take one piece at a time add hot glue to the back and glue back in place.
Cut a 13” piece of rust 20 gauge wire. If you sewed the bag insert one end of the wire into one side of the bag just below the fold and in-between the side seam, bring the end of the wire up the inside of the bag and twist the end around the wire. Next bring the other end of the
wire over to the other side of the bag and repeat step
If you glued your page cut a 13” piece of 20 gauge rust wire insert one end of the rust wire through the back of one side just under the fold bring up in the bag twist the end around the wire next bring other end of the wire over to the other side of the bag and repeat the steps.
Fill your Jack O Lantern bag with Fall flowers, greens and hang them on your tree or place some Halloween candy into a cellophane bag and place into the Jack O Lantern page for the children in your family. I hope you think these Jack O Lantern bag ornaments are as adorable as I do and give them a try.