I love a good DIY project, and Halloween is the perfect time to break out my crafting box supplies and make something fun and festive.
Trick or Treating is one of the best parts of Halloween for kids, and the trick or treat bag is an important part of Halloween night.
So why send your little one out with a plastic pumpkin from the store when you can make your own themed DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bags?
You can make friendly ghosts from pillow cases, felt candy corn bags, a dressed up plastic pumpkin, a shark, custom paper bags, a mummified loot bag, cute paint cans, and even a glow in the dark bucket.
- These 10 Halloween Egg Carton Crafts for Kids are a perfect way to craft up something spooky.
- Check out these awesome 14 Halloween Mason Jar Crafts that are sure to add something wickedly awesome to your place.
1. Pillowcase Ghost Trick or Treat Bag
From Martha Stewart
For the serious Halloween trick-or-treater, the treat back is a spooky accessory for their Halloween costume.
To create this ghost treat bag that is totally up to the task, all you will need is an pillowcase, a bit of rope, and some iron-on patches.
Choose from the assortment of ghostly faces on the site or create your own gruesome expression.
2. Candy Corn Treat Bags
From The Purl Bee
Even though they are the simplest of candies, every year when Halloween rolls around nobody can resist getting their hands on some candy corn.
Take inspiration from the fall favorite treat and create your own candy corn treat bags.
Using wool felt means the colors will be super vibrant and there will be no hemming necessary. Quick and easy.
3. Gold Pumpkin Trick or Treat Bucket
From Julie Blanner
Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to add some style to your store-bought pumpkin pails.
Paint the eyes, nose, and mouth with basic craft glue, glitter them in a ghoulish hue, and replace the plastic handle with matching ribbon.
They are the perfect accessory for so many different costumes, and make a great decoration for your home too.
4. Shark Treat Bag
From Stitched by Crystal
Follow this wonderful tutorial to create a shark trick-or-treat back for you little pirates, fishermen, mermaids, and more.
Perfect for use any time of the year, this sewing project is sure to make any little one happy and will be admired by all of the other trick-or-treaters on your street.
It is big enough to fit a whole night’s worth of candy!
5. Easy DIY Paper Treat bags
From The Celebration Shoppe
6. Mummified Loot Bag
From Pop Sugar
The classic plastic pumpkin and plain pillowcase are set to get a much-needed upgrade this season.
This blogger tapped into her creative side to create this super simple and adorable mummified loot bag.
It is a fun, no mess project that even a tot can help start with a little guidance.
Transform a black canvas bag into a mummy with some first aid tape, plastic eyeballs, and glow in the dark fabric paint.
7. DIY Halloween Treat Bucket
From Pop Sugar
I love finding great projects that upcycle things I have lying around the house or garage, and this paint can trick-or-treat bucket is no exception.
This brilliant crafter transformed an old paint bucket into the perfect Halloween accessory with some colorful scrapbooking paper and a big orange bow.
These would also look great sitting on a mantle or dining table.
8. Glow-in-the-dark Frankenstein Treat Bucket
From Not Just a Housewife
Trick or treat with these fun Halloween treat bucket ideas gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams.
(Amazon Affiliate Links)
- Felt Halloween Treat Buckets and Bags
- Halloween Trick or Treat Burlap Sacks
- Vampire Mickey Mouse Treat Bag
- Happy Haunting Canvas Treat Bucket
- Black Caulron Buckets
- Halloween Skull Bucket
- Reusable Trick or Treat Bag
Check out more great Halloween craft ideas.
- 14 Halloween Hand Print and Foot Print Crafts
- 14 Halloween Kids’ Crafts Made From Toilet Paper Rolls
- Unique Ways to Hand Out Halloween Treats