10 DIY Trick or Treat Bags for Every Skill Level

10 DIY Trick or Treat Bags for Every Skill Level

Beth Callaghan
Oct 23, 2014

So, your Halloween costumes are already constructed, you've got your candy stash, and all the decorations have been up for weeks. If you've got some time on your hands, go ahead and make a trick or treat loot bag. Instead of the ubiquitous pillowcase or plastic bag, try one of these cute projects, ranging from simple (sticking duct tape together) to complex (mad sewing skillz required).


1. Candy Corn Tote Bag , from Positively Splendid. This bag is sturdy enough to last through all the Halloweens of your kid's childhood.
2. Duct Tape Loot Bag, from Dukes and Duchesses. If you can stick tape, you can make this bag.
3. Stenciled Loot Bag, from Pitter and Glink. Stencil whatever you want on a plain canvas tote, but we're partial to "moustache of candy."
4. Carton of Oats Tote, at MAKE. It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? And it's super simple to make.
5. Glowing Trick or Treat Bag, at Instructables. Make your loot bag do double duty and serve as a flashlight, too.


6. Painted Pumpkin Bucket, from Coordinately Yours. Got spray paint? Turn a boring old plastic jack o'lantern into something more special.
7. TARDIS Treat Bag, from Miss Tessa Melissa. Go full geek with this TARDIS, which is bigger on the inside to hold more candy, natch.
8. Candy Corn Bags, from The Purl Bee. These bags made from felt are even shaped like candy corn.
9. Shark Trick or Treat Bag, from Stitched by Crystal. You'll need sewing skills for this one, but if you've got 'em, this bag is super cute and unique.
10. Glow in the Dark Stencil Bags, from Good Housekeeping. Another take on the painted bag uses glow in the dark paint for a spooky or fun effect.

What do your kids collect Halloween candy in? Do they go old school pillowcase, store bought tote, grocery store bag, or personalized Pottery Barn tote? Let us know in the comments.

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