Frozen is extremely popular still today 10 months after it’s release. Frozen costumes are going to be in high demand this Halloween. I have easy instructions for a DIY Frozen inspired Trick or Treat Bag.
My mother actually got this bag for my daughters. It wasn’t meant to be Frozen inspired, I actually picked it up the other day and thought how perfect it would be. Felt pieces are a perfect size for a tote bag and Trick or Treat bag.
You will need 3-4 pieces of light blue felt. Can use stiff felt or regular. Stiffened felt makes if more sturdy. DO NOT get the peel and stick kind. Can sew pieces together or even hot glue if sewing isn’t your thing. Can embroider the front with snowflakes or use puff paint or stick snowflake stickers to the felt. Grab some scissors, ruler and either cardstock or other sturdy paper/cardboard OR freezer paper.
Felt is not easy to cut straight. You have options: A. you can cut a template buy measuring out what sizes you need on cardstock or other sturdy paper. B. you can use freezer paper and measure out what sizes you need and draw on the freezer paper. Then iron down the glossy side onto the felt and cut. This is where your ruler comes in.
Cut 2 pieces to 8X8 for the front and back of the bag
Cut 3 pieces to 4wX8h for the sides and bottom of the bag
Cut 4 pieces 11 inches for the handles
Once you have all your pieces cut out ; it is time to sew or glue. If you are embroidering, take your front piece and do it now. Sew or glue the side pieces together to the front and then the back. Begin by laying two side pieces on top of each other, matching up the ends. Sew the two pieces together. Leave a small 1/8″ at the bottom without a seam (this is where you will attach the bottom piece later.) Continue to sew all the edges together until you are left with a square.
Next line the bottom piece up with your square and sew it to the front piece first. Make sure all your edges line up and sew it with the same seam allowance as you did on your side pieces. Next sew the opposite seam. Then sew the other two sides.
Take 2 handle pieces and sew back to back to make more sturdy. Do the other two pieces the same way. Then sew the pieces to the top of the bag. If you glue them, make sure to enforce them with a running stitch by hand sewing. Nothing is worse than having your child drop their candy in the middle of the road on Halloween night.
If you are an experienced sewer, you can even line the inside of the bag.
Now you are ready to decorate the front of your tote by using puff paint or stickers if you didn’t embroider. Mine has 9 Snowflakes on it ranging in sizes. You can even get your child involved and have them decorate their own bag.