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This DIY Halloween Treat Container is easy to make!

Are you gearing up for Halloween at your house? Bet you’ll love my DIY Halloween Treat Container. Not only does it serve a practical purpose, it works as seasonal décor, it’s easy to make, plus it’s super-cute! Thanks for the inspirational nudge Nestlé, and thanks for sponsoring this post.

A close up of a sign

(Pssst, take a look at these delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas and these Halloween games as well!)

I don’t do extensive decorating for every season but it’s fun to switch things up with small touches. This little ghost treat container is great for holding candies for all those neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

Meanwhile, he adds to Halloween décor without being too scary for little guys. I think he’d be cute on a Halloween table display for a school or home party, too.

But you’ve got to fill him up if he’s going to be more than a pretty face! Nestlé has a great selection of limited edition Jumbo Variety Bags that offer incredible value for candy treats—piece counts are as much as 450 pieces so that makes buying enough candy for the whole classroom or neighborhood affordable.

And it’s the good stuff, too! It’s the kind of candy I was always excited to find in my trick-or-treat bag at the end of the night when I was a kid.

A bottle of items

Jumbo Variety Bags have favorites like the Chocolate Classics I got (Butterfinger, Nestlé Crunch, Nestlé Milk Chocolate, Baby Ruth) or you can choose Best of SweeTARTS (SweeTARTS Mini Chewy Pouches, Chews, Twist Wraps) or All Treats, No Tricks Variety Bag (brands include SweeTARTS, Nerds, Laffy Taffy, Bottlecaps).

You’ll find these limited edition, Jumbo Variety Bags at retailers nationwide. Not only are the collections affordable, they’re all free from artificial flavors and colors so you can feel good about sharing them. And snitching a few for yourself!

A close up of a bottle

To make this treat container you’ll need about a yard of white fabric (an old sheet is perfect), black felt/fabric, black fabric pen or marker, and scissors. I used a plastic pretzel container we’d emptied but you could use any sizeable plastic container.

Container and Laser

Trace a mouth shape on the plastic container and cut it out. Be sure it’s a big enough opening to get your hand into.

Cut a large circle out of the white fabric, big enough to cover the container with enough left over to hang down, a la ghost.

A person with collar shirt

Line up the fabric over the mouth and trace the opening you cut in the container. Then cut the mouth out.

Cut out two large black felt eyes. I used felt with a sticky backing so all I needed to do was cut, peel, and stick but you could also use hot glue if your felt doesn’t have a sticky backing.

Place the eyes. Remove the sheet and fill the container with lots of candy!

Candy and Nestlé

Re-cover the container with the sheet. You can use hot glue or two-sided tape to adhere the sheet to the plastic mouth shape, if desired. I have it setting on a cake stand so it elevates it just a little more.

Done—step back and admire your handiwork! Your DIY Halloween decorating is finished and you’re ready for trick-or-treaters.

And just like you’d expect with a ghost, this one makes the candy disappear!

A close up of items on a tabletop

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