Trick or Treat Halloween Bag
Use a variety of creative techniques and fusing supplies to make a Trick or Treat Halloween bag pin. You could even add some tiny details to indicate that they are filled with Halloween treats. Trick-or-treating would not be complete without pins made to look like personalized bags.
Trick or treat! Ah yes, those words conjure up memories of gussying up in costumes, carrying bulky loot bags and hoping to fill these handbags to the brim with candy. Memories of trampling through the neighborhood, going house-to-house, hollering those words, and seeing their bags fill with all sorts of treats.
The tradition of trick-or-treating is over 100 years old. It really became popular after WWII. Sugar was severely rationed during the war. This custom consisted of children parading around the streets begging for coins or treats. They would pull pranks if they didn’t receive anything.
MaterialsSmall lit candleBent stringerTan glassDecorating piecesPatternBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawGlass Cleaner choiceLint free towelKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Use a small lit candle to bend the stringer to the appropriate curved shape. You can make one or two handles.
2. Trace and cut out the pattern shown below.
3. Situate the pieces on the glass and sketch near the shape with a permanent marker. Generously protect the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
4. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the design. Cut close to the shape to maintain the figure and all the tiny details.
5. Bathe with soap and soak in clear water or use glass cleaner to do away with the pen marks and residue. Dry the items.
6. Pose the sections on a primed kiln ledge and decorate as desired. Put the shelf inside the unit. Be sure to grasp the glass by the side to avert fingerprints.
7. Close the top or door. Switch on the unit.
8. Monitor the job at around 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever looking at your projects wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
9. Once the project has your sought appearance, shut down and disconnect the oven. If the unit is put together with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the oven must be left on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off any more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. As soon as the temperature falls below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
11. When the glass has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back to the glass with a two part epoxy.
These Trick or Treat Halloween bags can also be decorated using
Pebeo Vitrea 160 paints
once fused and before adding the brooch back. Be sure to cure them in the oven according to the directions.
Trick or Treat Halloween Bag Pattern
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