Halloween is nearly here, which means it’s time to start thinking about costumes, trick-or-treat candy to hand out to neighborhood kids, spooky Halloween decorations and even trick-or-treat bags. That’s right – you can make your kids their very own unique Halloween bags and I’ve got just the easy to make projects for you! I’ve found a wonderful collection of 30 DIY trick-or-treat bags that you can make up in a jiffy. Even if it’s the night before Halloween and you still haven’t found the perfect bag, you can make one of these and give your kids the perfect companion to their homemade costumes.
I love Halloween. I mean, we go all out with our decorating and add new things every year. What I really love about this time of year is that it’s perfect for all those DIY projects you’ve been wanting to do. From now until Christmas, there are opportunities for so many handmade projects! And, you can totally DIY your entire Halloween, whether you’re planning a costume party, hosting a haunted house or just taking the kids through the neighborhood for candy, there is always the opportunity to do it yourself. By the way, there are a number of DIY Halloween costumes that are cheap and easy to make and these DIY trick-or-treat bags will go perfectly with every one of them.
Whether your little ones want something themed or you just need a plain and simple bag for trick-or-treating, you are sure to find these bags easy to make. They’re really cheap, too and even though you can pick up paper bags for around a dollar, these are so much more special and many of them won’t cost more than a dollar anyway. Plus, they’re great projects for the kids. From bags to buckets, you’re sure to find the perfect trick-or-treat bag to DIY. And, you should check out these DIY pet Halloween costumes and get your little furry friend in on the Halloween fun.
So, you’ve got plenty of time to get these trick-or-treat bags and buckets made. Just choose your favorite and get to crafting! I can’t wait to hear all about your DIY trick-or-treat bags and just how much your little ones loved them!
1. Upcycled Bandana Trick-Or-Treat Tote
These upcycled bandana bags are great and they’re really cheap and easy to make. Even if you don’t have any bandanas on hand, you can pick them up at the Dollar Store or Walmart for less than a dollar each. Two would make a huge trick-or-treat bag and you can add fabric to the inside if you want it to be reversible or to create a contrast. There is a bit of sewing required, but not too much and these work up really quickly.
2. Easy DIY Bushel Basket Buckets
These decorated bushel buckets are great for holding tons of candy and they even make great decoration for the house for before trick-or-treating. You can get these buckets at any farmer’s market if you don’t have them on hand. Just paint and otherwise decorate them in true Halloween style and you’re all done. I love the mummy look that’s all covered in medical gauze but you could do any style that you need to match their costumes.
3. Easy DIY Candy Corn Bag
I absolutely adore these little candy corn bags. They’re really easy to sew and pretty cheap to make. You create them from felt and they look just like a piece of candy corn. They’re pretty roomy, too so they should easily hold all of their candy. You could also do these in smaller versions and use them to hand out candy to neighborhood trick-or-treaters.
4. Upcycled Paint Can Halloween Treat Bucket
Take an old paint can and clean it up – I mean really clean it up – and then decorate it to make these amazing treat buckets. You can use any number of things for decorations. Glue on some Halloween themed scrapbook paper and then add a nice ribbon or bow to the handle. These are easy to make, really cheap since you’re upcycling and hold loads of candy.
5. Easy Duct Tape Trick-Or-Treat Bag
Duct tape really is perfect for making anything, isn’t it? Imagine making your kids’ entire bags out of duct tape! You just criss-cross the duct tape to make it sturdy and since there are so many wonderful designs and patterns these days, it’s easy to customize their bags to perfectly match their costumes. You can get several bags from a roll of duct tape, too so these are pretty cheap to make as well.
6. DIY Duct Tape Halloween Buckets
You can also use duct tape to decorate buckets and make them Halloween worthy. Just take an empty coffee can or similar metal can and decorate with duct tape. This works well for empty paint cans as well, and they already have handles attached, or you can make a handle out of bent wire and just attach it to the sides of the can. These are really easy and are perfect for kids to make on their own with just a little supervision.
7. Easy And Cheap DIY Halloween Treat Bags
These paper Halloween treat bags are not only easy to make, they’re super cheap. You use paper lunch bags to make these – which are super cheap at the Dollar Store or Walmart. You can buy white ones and let the kids paint them or find colorful versions and then just add your decorations. These are great for kids’ DIY projects. They can create whatever monsters or scary creatures they want.
8. DIY Glitter Sider Web Bags
An ordinary white tote drawstring bag, which you can get really cheap, can be turned into the perfect bag for trick-or-treating with just a little glitter paint. You just draw a spider web with glue and then use fine black glitter to give it color and character. You could even glue on a plastic spider to make it more ghoulish or do any other embellishment that you want to match their costumes.
9. Frankenstein Glow In The Dark Bucket
Anything that glows in the dark has a spooky look to it on Halloween and that is especially true of this Frankenstein bucket. This will take you less than half an hour to complete and it’s a great project to let the kids help with. You’ll need a bucket or use an upcycled paint or coffee can. You make the design with glow in the dark duct tape. It’s easy, cheap and so ghoulishly fun!
10. Simple DIY Golden Pumpkin Bucket
Take one of those plain pumpkin treat buckets that you can pick up at the Dollar Store for a dollar, add some gold paint and a white ribbon and you’ve got a beautiful trick-or-treat bucket that is so unique. This is really simple and so cheap to make. Just paint the bucket and then add your ribbon – you could also use black or orange if you want to give it more character.
11. Easy DIY Googly Eye Trick-Or-Treat Bag
Googly eyes are so spooky and they’re perfect for decorating an ordinary bag for Halloween. You just take an ordinary black tote bag and then use apple halves dipped in white acrylic paint to make the eyes. Add black felt for the googly part of the eyes and you’re all finished. Kids are going to love helping to stamp their eyes on and the entire bag only takes about half an hour to complete.
12. DIY Minecraft Creeper Backpack Bag
Minecraft is certainly a popular costume choice this Halloween and you can make your little ones’ costumes even better with this DIY Minecraft creeper bag. You just need a plain drawstring backpack in a mint colored green and you can make your own template for this out of upcycled cardboard. Create the creeper face, which is really easy since everyone on Minecraft is so cut and dry square, then paint it on with black acrylic paint.
13. Easy Handprint Ghost Trick-Or-Treat Bag
This is a great project for kids who want to make their own Halloween trick-or-treat bags. Let them create their own handprint ghosts on a regular tote or drawstring bag. Paint their little hands with white acrylic paint and let them stamp ghosts wherever they want on their bag. Top it off with a glow in the dark Boo patch, some chevron design and their name to personalize it.
14. Easy Trick-Or-Treat Bag
This is one of the easiest trick-or-treat bags you could make and it’s all handmade. You’ll need Halloween themed fabric or you could do a plain version with just some black or orange fabric. You can sew this together in no time, even if you don’t normally sew things a lot. These are great because they’re so roomy so they can collect all sorts of Halloween candy and have plenty of room for all of it.
15. DIY Mummy Halloween Candy Bags
These mummy bags are so adorable and so very easy to make. You just take a black tote or drawstring bag and add the mummification, which is done with first aid tape. Just wrap some tape around the bag and secure it with glue if needed. Then add your mummy eyes and you’re all finished. Kids can easily do this one on their own if they want.