Secret Pal Ideas from Author Chelly Wood

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Make a #DIY #Halloween candy bucket for your #SecretPal

Last week I gave you the pattern for my Halloween pumpkin candy bucket. Here’s the tutorial showing you exactly how to make one for your Secret Pal or Secret Santa.

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Create a #JackOLantern #Candy bucket for your #SecretPal w/ this free pattern

ChellyWood.com's free pattern for a tiny cat mask, a miniature jack-o-lantern Halloween candy bucket, and other Halloween accessories. The overlay image shows a Barbie doll wearing a black cat costume, complete with mask, mitten-like paws, a tail, and tights. She wears a one-piece bodysuit of black felt and carries an orange jack-o-lantern candy bucket for trick-or-treating. Written instructions show how many pieces you need to cut, in order to sew these accessories for a Barbie doll halloween costume.

Visit ChellyWood.com for more Halloween and holiday craft projects and free patterns.

My regular followers may know this, but if you are new to SecretPalTeachers.WordPress.com, you may be surprised to learn that in addition to this Secret Santa/Office Pal website, I also run ChellyWood.com, which offers free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes.

But I’m posting this pattern because the little Halloween jack-o’-lantern candy bucket is perfect for giving candy to your Secret Pal or Office Buddy. Here’s an image of just the candy bucket by itself:

Free pattern at ChellyWood.com for this cute jack-o-lantern made of felt

Free pattern at ChellyWood.com

This week I’m just offering the pattern. Next week, I’ll offer the tutorial for making this adorable jack-o’-lantern candy bag for your Secret Pal in October. So stop by again!

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Bags, Boxes, and Containers for Your #SecretPal /Silly Santa Gifts/ #Halloween #Gift Bags

Gift Box Pattern

Image: iClipart

This is a re-post from last year. Hopefully the links still work. Sorry if there are glitches!

It’s still early! I recommend that you order bags, boxes, and containers online, while there’s still time. Since it’s almost Halloween, I’ve included a gift bag for that upcoming holiday too (although it’s probably too late to order it online–but it might give you some creative ideas).

One of my favorite companies for secret pal gift giving is Current, which is located at currentcatalog.com on the web (Colorado Springs, CO, in real life). But I’ve done all the necessary bag and box shopping for you, and I’ve got these links to help you find what you need:

Daisy Purse Gift Bags

Cardstock Holiday Treat Boxes

Spendy but Cute Scroll Basket

Snowflake Felt Treat Bags

Christmas Owl Bags

Gable Box Value Pack

Santa Paws Gift Bags for Dogs

Non-holiday Black and White Gift Bag Set

Halloween Felt Owl Gift Bags

Polka Dot Hip Hop Bags

Designed Gift Bags (All-Occasion)

Country Themed Gift Bags

Assorted Solid-Color Gift Bags

That last bunch, the “assorted solid-color gift bags” are something I keep in my classroom for on the spot gift-giving, like when I’m trying to put together a small token of my appreciation for an emergency substitute teacher. I’ll pack it with soda, popcorn, and candy from the teachers’ lounge’s vending machine. Then I’ll throw in a few pens, pencils, and other supplies, so the sub won’t have problems with students who come to class unprepared. I also keep note cards in a secret location in my room so I can say thanks for being my on-the-spot sub.

Well, I do hope these gift bag ideas come in handy for your gift giving this year. If you need more gift ideas, please look back through my old posts. I’ve got bunches of ideas here!

And if you haven’t visited it before, check out my sister blog, English Emporium, which is an online MLA handbook for students grades 6-12.

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Bags, Boxes, and Containers for Your Secret Pal/Silly Santa Gifts/Halloween Gift Bags

Gift Box Pattern

Image: iClipart

This is a re-post from last year. Hopefully the links still work. Sorry if there are glitches!

It’s still early! I recommend that you order bags, boxes, and containers online, while there’s still time. Since it’s Halloween, I’ve included a gift bag for today’s holiday (although it’s probably too late to order it online–but it might give you some creative ideas).

One of my favorite companies for secret pal gift giving is Current, which is located at currentcatalog.com on the web (Colorado Springs, CO, in real life). But I’ve done all the necessary bag and box shopping for you, and I’ve got these links to help you find what you need:

Daisy Purse Gift Bags

Cardstock Holiday Treat Boxes

Spendy but Cute Scroll Basket

Snowflake Felt Treat Bags

Christmas Owl Bags

Gable Box Value Pack

Santa Paws Gift Bags for Dogs

Non-holiday Black and White Gift Bag Set

Halloween Felt Owl Gift Bags

Polka Dot Hip Hop Bags

Designed Gift Bags (All-Occasion)

Country Themed Gift Bags

Assorted Solid-Color Gift Bags

That last bunch, the “assorted solid-color gift bags” are something I keep in my classroom for on the spot gift-giving (like when I’m trying to put together a small token of my appreciation for an emergency substitute teacher. I’ll pack it with soda, popcorn, and candy from the teachers’ lounge’s vending machine. Then I’ll throw in a few pens, pencils, and other supplies, so the sub won’t have problems with students who come to class unprepared. I also keep note cards in a secret location in my room so I can say thanks for coming in, to sub at the drop of a hat.

Well, I do hope these gift bag ideas come in handy for your gift giving this year. If you need more gift ideas, please look back through my old posts. I’ve got bunches of ideas here!

And if you haven’t visited it before, check out my sister blog, English Emporium, which is an online MLA handbook for students grades 6-12.

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Bags, Boxes, and Containers for Your Secret Pal/Silly Santa Gifts

Gift Box Pattern

Image: iClipart

Last year at Christmas, I offered a post about making gift bags and gift boxes out of old Christmas cards. If you didn’t get a chance to see those blog posts, you should really link back to them.

This year, I’m going to post a little earlier, so you can order bags, boxes, and containers online, while there’s still time.

One of my favorite companies for secret pal gift giving is Current, which is located at currentcatalog.com on the web (Colorado Springs, CO, in real life). But I’ve done all the necessary bag and box shopping for you, and I’ve got these links to help you find what you need:

Daisy Purse Gift Bags

Cardstock Holiday Treat Boxes

Spendy but Cute Scroll Basket

Snowflake Felt Treat Bags

Christmas Owl Bags

Gable Box Value Pack

Santa Paws Gift Bags for Dogs

Non-holiday Black and White Gift Bag Set

Halloween Felt Owl Gift Bags

Polka Dot Hip Hop Bags

Designed Gift Bags (All-Occasion)

Country Themed Gift Bags

Assorted Solid-Color Gift Bags

That last bunch, the “assorted solid-color gift bags” are something I keep in my classroom for on the spot gift-giving (like when I’m trying to put together a small token of my appreciation for an emergency substitute teacher. I’ll pack it with soda, popcorn, and candy from the teachers’ lounge’s vending machine. Then I’ll throw in a few pens, pencils, and paper clips, so the sub won’t have problems with students who come to class unprepared. I also keep note cards in a secret location in my room for the same purpose, to say thanks for coming in to sub at the drop of a hat.

Well, I do hope these gift bag ideas come in handy for your gift giving this year. If you need more gift ideas, please look back through my old posts. I’ve got bunches of ideas here!

And if you haven’t visited it before, check out my sister blog, English Emporium, which is an online MLA handbook for students grades 6-12.

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