Harry Potter fans of all ages will love these Harry Potter Halloween party favors! Learn how to customize plain drawstring treat bags with iron-on vinyl and my custom cut files, then fill with your favorite Halloween candy for your Harry Potter party.
Harry Potter Halloween Party Favors
Two of my great loves are Harry Potter and Halloween! I know a lot of people have Harry Potter themed Halloween parties in October, so I thought it would be fun to create some Halloween party favors with a Harry Potter twist. I was also really excited to try out my newest craft room addition, the Cricut EasyPress 2! Here are some things you should know about the new EasyPress.
What’s new with the EasyPress 2?
- The most exciting news is that there are now 3 different sizes of EasyPress to fit any project: 6×7″, 9×9″, and 12×10″
- 6×7 EasyPress – Use this cute smaller size EasyPress for kids shirts, baby onesies, fabric banners, treat bags, dish towels and more.
- 9×9 EasyPress – This medium size is your go-to EasyPress for most Iron-on projects including t-shirts, tote bags, pillow covers, etc.
- 12×10 EasyPress – The new large size will be amazing to use for bigger surfaces like towels, tablecloths, large shirts, and blankets.
- Another favorite feature is that it heats up even faster than the original EasyPress. From the time I turn on my EasyPress, I’m ready to iron in less than 3 minutes.
- The insulated safety base is one of the best features for crafting moms who have little ones around! It also protects my workspace surface from any heat damage.
- The ceramic-coated heat plate makes it easy to achieve professional results in less than a minute.
- A fun addition of the EasyPress 2 is the new raspberry color. It’s gorgeous!
I can’t wait to show you how I used my new 6×7″ EasyPress 2 to create these darling Harry Potter Halloween treat bags!
How to make custom Harry Potter Party Favors
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- Cricut Maker
- EasyPress 2 – 6×7″ size
- EasyPress Mat – 8×10″ size
- Cricut Iron-on vinyl (colors I used: Iron-On Lite, in White, Black and Orange, Glitter Iron-On in Black, and Foil Iron-On in Chrome.
- Standard Grip cutting mat
- Weeding tool from this toolkit
- Basically Yours brand drawstring bags in black & linen – (I got mine at Hobby Lobby) but here are some similar bags.
- Design Space cut files: Cure for a Dementor’s Kiss and Harry Potter Pumpkin
- First, you need to open my Design Space files (Cure for a Dementor’s Kiss and Harry Potter Pumpkin)
- Next, you will get your vinyl and prepare to cut. Make sure anytime you are using Iron-on vinyl, always select Mirror, before cutting out the design. Double check it for each layer or mat color! Make sure you place the vinyl on the mat shiny side DOWN.
- Once the vinyl has been cut out, weed the design with your weeding tool and then you are ready to iron on your first layer. In this case, the first layer is “Cure for a dementor’s” which I cut in white. The dementor graphic and word “kiss” are cut out in the chrome foil.
- Plug in your EasyPress and set it to the temperature needed for the type of Iron-on vinyl you are using. Make sure to check the EasyPress Recommended Heat Settings here! The standard Iron-On setting for cotton is 315 degrees for 30 seconds, with a 5 second pre-heat of the fabric, and a 15 second post-heat on the reverse side of the project.
- Press your first layer of Iron-on vinyl according to the recommendations, and then do either a warm or cool peel depending on the type of iron-on.
- Enjoy your custom party favor bags! How stinkin’ cute are these Harry Potter treat bags??
For those who are not avid Harry Potter readers, the first bag is filled with chocolate kisses because in the books, chocolate acts as an antidote of sorts for those who have been kissed by a Dementor, or basically had their soul sucked from them! Dementors are about the scariest creature I could think of for a Halloween Harry Potter party! The other design is more obvious, a Jack-O-Lantern tribute to Harry himself! I filled those bags with chocolate pumpkins, but you could use any favorite Halloween candy.
If you love this project, or want to remember it for your favorite Harry Potter fanatics, I would love for you to PIN one of the images below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.