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!
16. Scary DIY Mummy Candy Buckets
17. Jester Owl Halloween Treat Bag
I love this little owl that you can sew together in no time. He’s the perfect color for fall and has loads of room for all of that Halloween candy that your little ones are sure to get. I found this great little pattern on Etsy and it’s less than $5. This is an easy project to sew and you can customize it more if you want by using different fabrics and decorations. It’s also got a drawstring so there are no worries of any of that candy falling out.
18. DIY Ghost Treat Box
You can make this little ghost in a larger size for trick-or-treating or use it in smaller form to hand out candy to neighborhood kids. You make it from cardstock and it’s a really simple project. The little ghost is adorable and the handle makes this the perfect ghostly bag to carry from house to house. You could also do other characters if needed but isn’t that ghost the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?
19. Upcycled Pillowcase Trick-Or-Treat Bag
Okay, we’ve all used a pillowcase for trick-or-treating at some point, right? Was that just me? Anyway, if you want to upcycle a pillowcase for your kids’ Halloween candy, this is a wonderful way to do it. Turn that pillowcase into a drawstring bag and then just the facial characteristics of your ghosts. These are really cheap and easy to make and kids are going to love creating their own ghosts.
20. No Sew Pottery Barn Knockoff Halloween Candy Bags
Don’t run out to Pottery Barn and spend a small fortune on their trick-or-treat bags. Make them at home yourself and save that money for candy! This Pottery Barn knockoff is a great little bag and it’s super easy to make. It’s made from felt and there is absolutely no sewing required. You can put this one together in less than half an hour, too!
21. Easy DIY Pumpkin Trick-Or-Treat Tote
Pumpkins are of course, the fruit of the season and this pumpkin tote is perfect for Halloween candy gathering. This is a sewing project but it’s not at all difficult and it makes the most gorgeous pumpkin tote for Halloween. You can even use this as décor for your home, so while you’re making, create a couple of these! This little pumpkin is adorable right down to the hat that helps to hold the candy inside.
22. Simple DIY Ruffled Halloween Candy Tote
I love this little ruffled DIY trick-or-treat bag. It’s so perfect for little girls and very easy to make. You can customize this in different colors to perfectly match her outfit, too. So, if she’s going as a Disney princess, just change up the fabric colors and give her a trick-or-treat bag that goes right along with her costume. You’ll need to do a little sewing, but you have to admit that this adorable bag is worth a little extra work.
23. Skull Themed DIY Potato Stamped Trick-Or-Treat Bags
These trick-or-treat bags have a skull design that you make with…a potato! I love stamping with apples and potatoes, and anything else, really. This little bag is really too adorable and so very easy to make. Kids are definitely going to want to help you with this one. Just cut your potato in half and paint with acrylic paint, leaving the eyes and other facial features cut out. Then stamp an orange or black trick-or-treat bag or tote and you’ve got a wonderful Halloween design.
24. Easy DIY Stenciled Trick-Or-Treat Bags
These stenciled bags won’t take you more than 15 minutes or so to finish and they’re perfect if you want something personalized. These are great for little ones who may misplace their bags and they’re perfect for school parties. You just stencil your kids’ names on them and then decorate with stencil Halloween decorations. An ordinary tote bag and some acrylic paint and stencils are all you need.
25. Upcycled Oatmeal Container Trick-Or-Treat Bucket
Save up those oatmeal containers to create these adorable little monster buckets for trick-or-treating. You just empty and wipe out your oatmeal cartons and then decorate with scrapbook paper, cardstock, paint or whatever you want. You can also decoupage these with strips of Halloween colored paper and Mod Podge. Add a ribbon or some heavy yarn for a handle and you’re all done. The lid helps to keep the candy safely inside, too.
26. DIY Glowing Trick-Or-Treat Bag
LED lights inside a cheap Halloween bucket make the most adorable, and of course, scary, trick-or-treat buckets. Not only are these ghoulish and perfect for Halloween, they’re also a bit safer than normal bags because they light up. Kids will be able to easily see where they are going after dark. If you need more room for candy, you can place the bucket in a white or clear plastic bag and the design will shine through just fine.
27. Easy Mini Felt Trick-Or-Treat Bags
These little mini bags are great for younger ones who want to carry their own trick-or-treat bags but just can’t handle a larger bag. They’re also perfect for handing out candy on Halloween. You make them with felt and some mini loot bags. You could also use this concept on a larger tote bag to make something bigger if your kids are planning to get loads of candy. These are perfect for kids to make on their own with minor supervision.
28. DIY Velcro And Glitter Totes
Turn ordinary totes into adorable Halloween trick-or-treat bags with just a little Velcro and glitter. This is another project that is perfect for kids who want to create their own Halloween candy bags. You just choose the design that you want and then use Velcro to hold it on. Add some glitter and make any face or design that you want.
29. Scary Shark DIY Trick-Or-Treat Bag
This little shark is so scary…not really but he is adorable and so easy to make. You’ll need to sew a bit on this one but it’s pretty easy and how cute is it that the candy goes into the shark’s mouth? This is a great bag if your kids are going as anything to do with the beach or it’s a great bag for any costume, really.
30. Easy DIY Zig Zag Halloween Candy Bag
This zig zag bag is super easy to make and you can do it in different sizes, so it’s perfect for trick-or-treating with your kids or handing out candy to others. Just make it smaller for treat bags and larger bags are great for candy collecting. You can even add a little handle to this to make it easier to carry. The zig zags can be drawn on with sharpies or put on with duct tape. Add the traditional trick-or-treat message and you’re all done.