Use the Print & Cut feature on your Silhouette to make adorable gift cards for any occasion, like these Spooktacular Halloween gift tags!
I won’t lie, I’m addicted to candy.
We can’t keep any in the house because I have zero self-control where it’s involved. And if someone offers me a tootsie-roll or air head I’m all over it. They’re my two favorite candies to chow down on.
Because we have lots of food allergies in our house we have to be careful what we bring into our home. So it’s always fun for me when I can go to the store and buy bags of any kind of candy I want to give to other people. And that’s exactly what I did for our son’s therapists this year as a thank you for all of their hard work!
Most people give Christmas gifts to their therapists (we will too) but I like celebrating every little opportunity to say thank you. They work so hard every day to help all of their patients hit their goals and I always feel like they are under-appreciated.
And who doesn’t like candy? Honestly.
Because this is something we deal with daily I think it’s important to ask and be mindful of that if you’re putting together gift bags. Halloween is a stressful time for any families with food allergies and being thoughtful about it is a HUGE relief for people like us. So thank you if you take the time to do that!
Do you want to throw together a quick candy bag with these spooktacular halloween gift tags? Read this first!
What did you use for bags for the candy?
You can use small ziploc bags and cut off the tops or you can use saran wrap and tie it with ribbon.
Can you design the tags in the Silhouette software and then print them out from there?
Yes! This is exactly how I did this project.
If you want to use my gift tags just download them and open the file in your Silhouette software. Make sure the registration marks are there and then hit FILE > PRINT.
What do you do if your machine isn’t recognizing the registration marks on your paper?
Sometimes it’s just as simple as not having enough light. Make sure your room is brightly lit so that your Silhouette is able to read the registration marks!
If that doesn’t work try recalibrating your machine and then try having your machine read the registration marks.
How do you fix it if your machine isn’t cutting the spooktacular halloween gift tags and is just cutting random spots all over the paper?
If your machine is not cutting out the tags then you need to recalibrate your machine.
I know it’s frustrating because you’ve wasted paper and ink but it happens to the best of us!
The best part about this project is that it takes no time at all. I’ve put together a quick video that shows you how to set up the print and cut process in your software and it takes less than 5 minutes!
Plus you’ll have some leftover candy to snack on as you’re putting these little gift bags together. I mean, what is better than that? Just make sure you’re putting these together after the kids go to bed or you may be sharing your small stash of candy!
These spooktacular Halloween gift tags are:
- easy, and
- perfectly spooky!
One thing I’m really trying to do with my toddler is teach him how and why we do things for others. It’s never too early to start showing our appreciation for others and how to DIY his own gifts. He still doesn’t quite get it but the more we talk about it and practice what we preach the faster he’ll catch on.
And…if I keep slipping him a bit of candy it’ll keep him interested and maybe (just maybe) he’ll help me put these halloween gift tags and bags together for a longer period of time. 😉
Hey, a mom can dream. Right?
If you’re on the hunt for other fun (maybe last minute?) Halloween projects, I’ve got a few good ones that will take 20 minutes or less to do!