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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Up Cycling for Halloween

Up Cycling a Halloween  a T-shirt into Trick or Treat Bag

Halloween is fast approaching, My kids are making plans on what to dress up for. My 7 year old son wants to be a Ninja, so he can sneak up on people.  My 11 year old who is not too old to trick or treat wants to be a fairy.  I am sure these costumes will change about 3 times before Halloween. But I am still making plans for what to do.  I found my self with a free 15 minutes last Friday. I decided to put these too small Halloween t-shirts to good use.


I made Trick or Treat Bags for the kids. When I was a kid my mom would let us take paper grocery bags and decorate them as our trick or treat bags. While I loved this tradition I use cloth bags for shopping. So I decided to make cloth bags for the kids for trick or treating. It was super easy. lemon squeezie as my kids would say. Did I mention it only took 15 minutes to do both bags?

I started by removing sleeves from the t-shirts.

IMG_8263Then I turned the t-shirts inside out. I ran a zig zag stitch down the bottom of the t-shirt to close up the bottom of the shirt and make it a bag. It is times like this I wish I had a serger, but I am still intimidated by them.


I repeated the process with the jack-o-lantern t-shirt. I decided it needed a little bit bigger neck hole so I enlarged it. The nice thing about cotton jersey is that it does not fray, so there is no need to finish the edges.


Now two kids have trick or treat bags. They are excited about how much candy they can put in these bags.


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ordination 088-1Hi, I am Lisa – The Granola Catholic. I am a wife to a Catholic Deacon and mother to three great kids. I am passionate about Real Food and all things green. You can find my blogging  when I am not playing chauffeur to my kids volunteering, or trolling the thrift stores for my latest thrifty find. You can follow me on Twitter @GranolaCatholic and find on Facebook 

1 comment:

Andrea @ The Greenbacks Gal said...

Very, very clever! Thank you for linking!

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