Halloween is the perfect holiday for some DIY. I love getting my boys involved in making their costumes, or prepping some fun & spooky decor. So instead of the classic grocery tote or pillowcase, why not send the kiddos out with one of these super creative DIY trick or treat bags too?
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So, ok. We don’t know yet if Halloween is cancelled this year. I mean, it’s 2020, so it seems likely.
But I suspect a lot of families are still going to try to do something fun for their kids. Maybe a scavenger hunt around the house, or the cousins coming over for a family party. Maybe neighbours will band together and leave little packets of treats on their doorsteps for each other.
If there’s anything 2020 has taught us so far, it’s that we are resilient and we will find a way! So I believe the kiddos will still need trick or treat bags to collect their goodies.
Here are 14 awesome DIY trick or treat bags you can make to create an extra special Halloween experience!
DIY Trick or Treat Bags
1. Black Cat
Just look at that little embroidered face!
This one looks like it would be a great way to upcycle some t-shirts or clothing that’s a little tired.
4. Monster Bag
Clever use of a zipper as the mouth!
I love the giant ric rac they used for this one! I’ve never seen before it in my local fabric stores, but I found some online in this Etsy shop.
This DIY applies these SVG designs to simple store bought tote bags. (You will need a Cricut machine to make these bags.)
I like this tutorial for using up a good mix of fabrics in your stash. That’s the fun thing about Halloween, you can mix together bold patterns and colours and it totally works!
It looks like this design also uses jumbo ric rac. The embroidery is a sweet way to personalize DIY trick or treat bags for your munchkins.
10. Felt Monster Bag
You know I love anything made with felt! This is my favourite shop to purchase wool felt from.
11. Frankenstein Bag
The pumpkin and ghost are also included in this tutorial. I just liked Frank the best!
12. Paws & All
You could easily make the cat a different colour and use this bag any other time of the year too.
For this to be a trick or treat tote bag for kids, you’d probably want to lengthen the straps and adjust their positioning. But that’s not a difficult alteration. And look at those happy little hexies! (For more hexie projects, check out 16 EPP Hexie Projects to Sew.)
The simple lines of quilting add a nice detail to these designs!
I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!