As it says on our vinyl lettered pumpkins, our motto for the Halloween season is to “Trick or Treat Yoself!” So we are spreading some sugary love with as many creative Halloween treat projects that we can think up. We designed patterned treat bags, haunted house treat cartons and papercut bat treat boxes, and here is a brand new Halloween treat wrapping idea that is especially fun to do with the kids. If your kids want to pass out candy to their classmates on Halloween (it is on a Monday this year), this is a perfect option!
The first step in creating these ghost and pumpkin Halloween treat pals is to pick out your favorites candies. We added some pumpkin-shaped candy corn and wrapped chocolates, but if you’re in the mood to make your own treats I love the idea of making little popcorn balls. The ghost treats are specifically made from a lollipop, so easy. Gather your lollipops and portion out your candy for the pumpkins. You have the option of putting your candies into a glassine bag or simply wrapping them in a ball with plastic wrap – this will help the pumpkin keep its shape, but it isn’t necessary. Next you’ll need white and orange tissue paper. We used the white sheets from our Americana tissue pack and orange sheets from our Tropical Squeeze tissue pack because we love the frosted shimmer (links in Shop this Project)!
We used two layers of tissue paper for each Halloween treat pal, but this generally depends on how heavy your candy is. I would recommend using at least two sheets of white tissue to cover the color of the lollipop. We tied the ghosts off with black striped baker’s twine and wrapped white and black striped washi tape down the stick. For the pumpkins, we pulled the shape together with a green washi tape stem and a Botanic metallic paper leaf. The downloads below are meant for your finishing touches – add spooky faces and jack-o-lantern details to make your treats come to life. You can print these onto regular copy paper, or full sheet label paper if you want to stick the eyes directly onto the tissue. Otherwise, you can use your hot glue gun. We then added name tags with flame orange cardstock and a tag punch!