Yes, I know it's only July, but one can never start too early on their Halloween Party ideas if you ask me! Many of you know, that I LOVE Halloween, so when Susan of SRM Stickers asked me to create a Halloween project using her new products, I had to say YES!!! I am sharing a tutorial with you today on how I created the "spider web" effect on the Muslin Bags and how I replaced the tie string on the bags with hand dyed seam binding. Let's take a look at what I did.
TUTORIAL | HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS
When I first saw the Tim Holtz Splatter Stencil, the first thing that popped into my mind was a spider web. See? I told you that I love Halloween! So, I bought it and have been waiting for the perfect project to use it and that project is what I am sharing with you today.
Stencil: Tim Holtz | Shatter Stencil
Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black Velvet
Muslin Bag: SRM Stickers Muslin Bag Medium
Seam Binding: Hug Snug Seam Binding
Begin by placing the mask over the bag.
Hold the spray ink rather close to the bag and stencil. I found that I got the best results - for me a darker image and less blurring of the delicate stencil design - by spraying in short sprays at maybe a max distance of 5" from the bag.
Repeat spraying until you cover the front of the bag with ink.
Remove the stencil and allow the ink to dry.
I replaced the tie on the bag with hand dyed seam binding. Being by tying a length of the dyed seam binding to the original tie.
Next, use scissors to carefully cut and enlarge the openings that the original string ran through. This will make the openings large enough that the knot created by tying the two pieces together will slide through easily.
Once the openings are enlarged, pull the original tie string to thread the seam binding into the bag.
Continue to pull until the seam binding is threaded through the bag and the old string is no longer inside the bag.
There you have it! It was super easy to do this on the set of bags I made. I'm sure you can think of even more fun ways to decorate and use these versatile muslin bags by SRM Stickers. For more details on how I decorated the bag using some of the newly released May 2014 SRM Stickers and Punched Pieces, please visit the SRM Stickers Blog!