DIY Halloween Bags Are a Total Treat

Quick & Easy Metallic Patterned Treat Bags

Sure, you could pick up bags at the store. But this DIY version really piles on the style — and won’t look like anything else you see this season. The key to to all this graphic coolness is using metallic markers that really POP on the black bags. You can use these for school events, give ’em out to trick-or-treaters, or stuff them with costume-party favors. Add on our printable gift tag, load ’em up with goodies and you’re done!

Halloween Treat Bags

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Scrap paper
  • FREE printable PDF labels
  • Small Halloween treat bags, black
  • Metallic markers or pens (we used Sharpies)
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Printer
  • Sticker paper (or plain paper plus double-sided adhesive)
  • Scissors
  • Instructions

    1. Design

    DIY Metallic Patterned Treat Bags : Step 1

    Place a treat bag onto a sheet of scrap paper to protect your work surface from any marker that goes off of the sides of the bags as you’re drawing. Then, use your metallic markers to make patterns. Dots, triangles, circles, squiggles and zigzags are great choices, but the pattern possibilities are endless! Create single color patterns, or use multiple colors for more depth. (If you’d like to make stripes or crosshatch patterns that are more uniform, you can use a ruler as a guide.)

    Pro Tip: If you’d like to make stripes or crosshatch patterns that are more uniform and you don’t have a very steady hand, use a ruler as a guide.

    DIY Metallic Patterned Treat Bags : Step 2

    Keep on doodling! This is the fun part: try a new design on each bag.

    3. Print

    Bags all colored in? Print our free label onto sticker paper. (You can also just use regular paper, and attach with adhesive later.)

    4. Add the Label

    DIY Metallic Patterned Treat Bags : Step 3

    Cut out the printed labels with scissors and attach to the top of the treat bags, leaving enough overhang at the top so that the label more than covers the top flap of the bag.

    Quick & Easy Metallic Patterned Treat Bags

    Fill with candy and seal the bags shut by folding the top flap down and pressing the remaining portion of the label against the back of the bag. Sweet!

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