I was looking for a fun way to package Halloween candy for my great nephews, and like many people, I spent some time searching on Pinterest. I kept seeing Candy Corn Bags and thought they were super cute and doable so I decided to give it a try.
The first thing I did was to iron the bags. They were unwrinkled for the most part but had a few creases that I thought would cause a problem once I started painting. Irong them just took a few minutes and I think it was time well spent.
Next I cut a piece of chipboard (I used the back of a tablet) so that it fit inside the bags. Since I was planning to paint both sides of the bag it was nice to have something between the two layers. It also helped to keep the backs straight as I painted.
I used newspaper as a painting mat and washi tape to mark off the sections I was painting in order to get nice, crips lines. The fabric took the paint well and I made sure I had complete coverage on each bag. I used a foam brush to do the painting.
I wasn't sure if I needed to paint the top section of the bag white since they were already off white, but the white did make them look more "finished" so I would encourage you to go ahead and paint with all three colors.
Once the bags were completely painted I hung them from the lock levers on my windows. You could also use clothes pins and hang the bags from clothes hangers or hang them on a clothesline if the weather is nice.
This was a fun but simple project. I bought some smaller muslin bags too and I think I might make a few bags for myself to use as decoration.
Questions? Feel free to leave them in the comment section. Happy Crafting!