DIY Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

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Learn how to make your own DIY trick or treat bags. These quick and easy bags can be easily customized to say whatever you want.

You might also like these easy to make felt pumpkins.

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This post was re-written and re-photographed in October 2020.

My kids are the type of kids who plan out their costumes months in advance. My oldest says that he’s going to keep trick or treating until people refuse him.

They kind of LOVE Halloween. And what’s not to love? Dressing in costumes and getting candy is the best.

Want to know my mom-fail for Halloween, though? They normally use my reusable grocery bags for trick or treating.

So I decided to make my candy-loving children some pretty Halloween treat bags. This year, I’m winning.

How to Make DIY Trick or Treat Bags

Supplies Needed 

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If you want to make your own quote for a Trick or Treat bag, I used this fantastic font. It is an OpenType font that has a lot of stylistic alternatives, which means that many of the letters have different looks.

You can use fonts with stylistic alternatives in most Adobe programs and somewhat with Microsoft Word.

Be sure to weld the lettering when making your design.


Yield: 1

How to Make a DIY Trick or Treat Bag

Bag with retro font that says Trick or Treat

Learn how to make a DIY trick or treat bag using iron-on vinyl. This Halloween craft is so easy to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Reusable Cotton Tote Bag
  • Black Iron-on Vinyl


  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut Easy Press


  1. Cut your design using an electronic cutter. Don't forget to mirror the design and place the iron-on vinyl shiny side down. iron-on vinyl on mat being cut by cricut maker
  2. Weed the design.
  3. Turn on the Easy Press and let it warm up. Set it to 330º and set the timer to 30 seconds.
  4. Press the cotton bag for 5 seconds, making sure that the bag is smooth without wrinkles.cotton tote bag
  5. Place the design in the center.
  6. Cover the vinyl with a thin towel.
  7. Apply the easy press and set the timer.
  8. Remove the Easy Press when the timer goes off.
  9. Remove the plastic sheet. trick or treat vinyl on bag
  10. If you're concerned about the vinyl sticking all the way, you can cover the design with the towel and press it again for a few seconds. Halloween trick or treat bag


If you're having trouble getting the iron-on vinyl to detach from the plastic sheet, try letting it cool. Some iron-on vinyl brands require letting the vinyl cool before peeling it away.

Did you make this project?

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Other Quote Ideas for Trick or Treat Bags

  • Happy Halloween
  • Smell My Feet
  • Give Me Something Good to Eat
  • I <3 Candy
  • Gimme Candy
  • Treats and Sweets
  • Boo
  • Spooky

Free Retro Trick or Treat Cut File

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