What’s the Project? These cute DIY Trick or Treat bags are a fun Halloween craft and a fun way for the kids to gather candy when they trick or treat on Halloween night.
Now, before we have a look at this project, let’s have a talk. I want to know-when your kids go trick or treating, which candy do you steal from their bag while they are at school?
For me? Baby Ruth! And also maybe a Milky Way, Butter Finger and those fruity Tootsie Rolls.
OK, the truth is that I steal a lot more than that, but those are my top choices! Today I am showing you a quick and easy Kids DIY Trick or Treat Bag-so then they can fill it with lots of candy for you to eat! And maybe a little for them.
I am showing you two fun design ideas, but you can do anything with this!
Pick a cute design and iron it on! It’s that easy!
DIY Trick or Treat Bags:
- Treat bags-I got mine at Michael’s in the Halloween Section for about $1 each. They also have orange.
- Paper backed adhesive interfacing
- Heat transfer vinyl
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
I cut my designs on my Silhouette. Love using that! I love that it can cut fabric!
To cut your designs, the first thing that you need to do is iron your paper backed adhesive to your fabric that you want to cut. Do this whether you are using a cutting machine or you are cutting it by hand.
Then, cut your design. My designs were both found in the Silhouette store. If you don’t have access to that you can just find a clip art image you like online and print it and use it as a template. Also, cut your letters. Either let your machine do this or find a font you like and print it and use it as a template to cut your own.
Cut your image out. If I am using my Silhouette I like to cut it with the paper backing UP. This means you need to mirror-flip your design before cutting in order for it to come out facing right.
You can also cut designs using Heat Transfer vinyl like I did with the spider web. If you are doing this, you will cut the design with the shiny side of the vinyl down, then peel everything off the shiny backing before transferring. (See full post on how to use heat transfer vinyl here.)
Before you iron BE SURE TO COVER WHAT YOU ARE IRONING WITH A PIECE OF FABRIC. If the iron comes into direct contact with your bag, it will melt it. I know this from experience.
Iron your design on for about 20-30 seconds (longer for vinyl).
I added the googly eyes with craft glue. Let that dry and you are done!
And send these kids out trick or treating with these cute DIY trick or treat bags!
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