Halloween around our house always ends up being what can only be described as one big candy-coated game show. All my little monsters start off by gathering around the kitchen table to see who managed to get what goodies. Then the trading begins! Two lollipops for one chocolate bar, three pieces of taffy for ten candy corn. Caramels are five points, anything sour is six... and so on, and so on. I'll never learn the rules, but I'll always be wildly entertained trying to.
What I can help with, though, are the bags! I mean, how else do you get your treats home? It's a crucial part of the mix and a great opportunity to get crafty with the entire family. Whether you need goody bags for guests, or just that perfect trick-or-treat tote, I've gathered up some of the most eerily easy DIY bags for whatever your night holds.
Bewitch guests with these brown bag broom party favors via Martha Stewart
. At first glance they may look like the work of pros, but you can knock these guys out in four steps flat. No magic spell required :)
I know black cats are typically supposed to be bad luck, but I'll take my chances on this one! All you need to recreate this DIY stamped tote via Good Housekeeping
is a potato (yes, a potato) and some black fabric paint. I'd carry this thing around all year long!
No two monsters are the same. That's why these kooky cute treat bags via Design Eat Repeat
are so fun to make! If you plan on throwing a party, how about setting up a crafts station and letting each kiddo make their own candy monsters to fill up with their favorite treats?! That way everyone goes home with their own custom creation.
This paper purrrse via Better Homes and Gardens
is about as easy as it gets – and a great way to recycle stray paper plates lying around your pantry. Use some colorful construction paper and black acrylic paint for the face. Then punch twos holes, tie some string, throw it over your shoulder, and go!
Here's another batch of freaky fun party favors for you. And the best part? Our friends over at Love-the-Day
have already provided the super cute printables! All you need are goody bags and googly eyes. Use your Mod Melter
to put it all together and send guests home talking! (When their mouths aren't full of candy, that is.)
I see you! This googly eyed tote via Better Homes and Gardens
will keep a close watch over your treats throughout night. Start with a black bag of any shape or size and use white fabric paint + some black pompoms to make some seriously jeepers creepers peepers!
Few things go together like candy and piñatas. That's why we're going crazy over these monster piñata bags via Giddy Giddy
. Forget all that blindfolded spinning around three times and swinging at the air mess. These guys make it easy to get your prize. I'm going to say that Mod Podge is a MUST on this one. It goes on flawlessly and dries invisible. We use it for all our piñata projects around the studio.
These DIY paper ghost pouches via Pizzazzerie
require some simple stitching, but I'm telling you, if I can do it you can do it. And these little boos are worth it!
Pictured at top: DIY Painted Canvas Bags via The Twinery