Halloween is right around the corner and trick or treaters are ready for their candy.
Every year, the apartment complex I live in participates in trick or treating for the kids in the building and I always use it as an opportunity to get creative. This year, I’m aiming at the treat bags. Since I have a surplus of Halloween scrapbook paper, this was an ideal project.
It’s a really easy craft and doesn’t take too long. Although, I wouldn’t recommend taking this route if you’re going to be giving candy out to more than 20 kids. You’ll be crafting for quite a while.
If you’d like to make your own, gather these materials and follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Halloween Treat Bag Supplies
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Step 1: cut your scrapbook paper
Measure and cut the scrapbook paper to about 6×8″.
Step 2: fold the paper into a cylinder
Create a cylinder with your scrapbook paper and tape it in place.
Step 3: tape the bottom of the treat bag
Pinch one end of the cylinder and tape it shut. This will be the bottom of your treat bag.
Step 4: fill the treat bag & seal it
Drop in the candy. I recommended mini candy bars, jelly beans, fruit snacks or other small treats.
Then pinch the top of the treat bag closed, but in the opposite direction of the bottom (in step 3). Tape it in place.
You’re done! Make a few more and you’re ready for parties and trick or treating!
I’d love to hear what you think! Leave your feedback in the comments!
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18 thoughts on “DIY Halloween Candy Treat Bags”
Very cute! I love the halloween patterns, really wish I could get halloween themed paper packs here!
They don’t have Halloween paper at the craft stores near you? That makes me sad.
Ya, for some reason halloween craft supplies just aren’t really a thing here – actually, for some reason, just anything autumn related was hard to find this year, things seemed to go straight from summer to Christmas!
I’ve never heard that before. Halloween is such a big ordeal here. I think it’s strange. 😋
You could always do something like this for Christmas or other parties too. They would actually make nice stocking stuffers.
You would think it would be a big thing here in Ireland considering it’s where the holiday comes from but oh well, just gotta be more prepared next year!
I might do some treat bags like this for Christmas though. I always have a bunch of christmas themed paper that I don’t know what to do with so it could be good for using it up.
I’ll send you some Halloween themed paper next year if you want.
I’d love to see the Christmas themed ones!
That could be fun, I’ll definitely have to do some swaps next year to get myself some halloween supplies. 🙂
Let’s do it!
Very neat idea Great for your complex.
That’s an excellent idea to recycle paper in general! Kids love opening things, and what a creative way to package it 👍♻️
Thanks! Totally agree. I love recycling and the kids in my building snatched them up today. Can’t argue with that.
Love these, really cute! I actually don’t have any Halloween craft paper sadly, it’s the only craft item I’m lacking, haha! Great job though 🙂
Thank you! It’s on sale at Michael’s, and probably most craft stores, right now. I got a whole stack for $7. Not too shabby.
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This is such a great idea! We forgot to turn our light on this year so I deff want to do something special next year to make up for it.
Awesome, let me know how it goes! People here really seemed to like it.