Purple People Eaters

Purple People Eater Treat Bags@The Seven Year Cottage

The iconic song “Purple People Eater”, made popular by Sheb Wooley in 1958, was the inspiration behind these whimsical, one-eyed treat bags!

You’ll need:

  • Small purple treat sacks (Michael’s)
  • Purple scrapbooking paper to match
  • Bright green card stock
  • Black card stock
  • Scissors
  • Mini clothes pins
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun & sticks
  • 2″ hole punch
  • 3/4″ hole punch
  • Assorted candy or favors

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Eyeballs are created by punching green card stock with a 2″ hole punch.

Punch 2″ circles from purple paper, then cut in half for eyelids.

For pupils, punch black card stock with 3/4″ hole punch.

With scissors, cut 1/4″ strips and zig-zag shaped pieces 1 1/2″ wide from black card stock to form lashes.

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To assemble eyes, start with a green circle.  Place one purple half circle on top.  Add a pupil and jagged lash. 

A glue stick from my kids’ craft bin was used on all paper pieces.

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Apply glue to the thin black strip of card stock, cover seam, trim ends to approximately 2 1/4″, and allow to dry.

Carefully attach completed eyeballs to clothes pins with a hot glue gun.

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Fill bags with goodies, secure the tops with purple-eyed pins, and prepare to receive giggles of gratitude, as you hand these delightfully ghastly gifts to departing guests!

Hollie

37 responses to Purple People Eaters

  1. April says:

    What amazing, cute bags!! These would be perfect for Halloween favors!!

  2. hollie! love these, love the new look!

  3. Andi says:

    Very cute, like your new look. andi

  4. Jeana says:

    Those are super cute!! Please come and link up at “A Place called Home”for our creative Halloween Ideas..

    http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

  5. So cute, and so simple. I LOVE it. These would make such great halloween party favors. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ricki says:

    My kids love that song! These are so cute!

  7. Lindsay says:

    How adorable is this?! You are so creative! What a great blog you have, I am excited to look around! Thanks for always supporting Show & Share, I do appreciate it!

  8. Kate says:

    Those are adorable!! I like that they don’t take much time to make too

  9. Lindy@ Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    These are awesome! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  10. Hey- Thanks for commenting. it does make the house smell like heaven! These bags are way cute and perfect for a party favor or treats! Great job :)

    Bekah

  11. angie says:

    love the purple people eaters song and theme and your bags look awesome

  12. These are the best! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from A Glimpse Inside link party.

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  14. Bethany says:

    This is such a cute Halloween party idea! I know a few little people that would love to get something like this!

    I would love for you to come link up to my Monster Mash Bash Halloween link party! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-do-monster-mash.html

    Hope to see you there!

  15. Adorable and so easy! I love easy cute things! Thanks so much!

  16. what a fun goodie bag & we listen to that song every Halloween so my girls know about the Purple People eater well!!!

    would love for you to share on The sunday Showcase linky party – http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

  17. Jenny says:

    These are awesome treat bags! would make great halloween treat bags.

  18. Okay…these are just adorable!! How fun for a party!! Thanks for joining last week’s What’s In The Gunny Sack? link party and I hope to see you again for tomorrow’s party!

  19. I LOVED that song as a kiddo! Such a fun idea! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays Hollie!!!

  20. Hollie, love the song and love the bags they inspired! The polka dots and “eyelashes” are such a great touch. Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”! I’m spotlighting your post on my Facebook page today!

    Jenn

  21. Nikki says:

    love this! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

  22. maria says:

    Thank you so very much for joining the T’ Time Link Party last week! I really love to see all the wonderful ideas. Link parties are also a great way to get your blog out there for others to see. Hope to see you today! Maria Raising4Princesses

  23. Zombie Leah says:

    These are SO awesome! I love that song! Very clever. :)

  24. Mindie says:

    Love these and will feature them on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time.

  25. Marie says:

    Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Hope you’re joining us again this week!
    http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/10/show-share-8.html

    Marie
    Mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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    Grab a “featured” if you’d like.

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  28. amy says:

    Fabulous!! What a great idea! I’d love for you to link this to my party:
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-craft-challenge-5-kids-craft-or.html

  29. I really liked, I made my way but with your layout …. Thanks for sharing … and if you can take a look at my blog as it was http://neusinhafusco.blogspot.com – My granddaughter will take to friends in her class, all under two years.

  30. Lori says:

    Fabulous! I love this!

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  32. You are getting a lot of attention on this fun craft! Good for you, Hollie!

    Thank you so much for linking up your wonderful craft in our weekly Crafty Showcase. Your item was picked by our Bowdabra Designers as one of their favorites from the week (as you already know!) We are featuring you today in our Feature Friday post. We will also feature you on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest post today.

    Thanks for joining our Feature Friday board! Feel free to pin your crafts there so we can repin them for you! Have a super weekend! See you back Sat-Thur at our next Crafty Showcase.

    Thanks you!
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/09/07/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-13/

    Susie @Bowdabra

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