These DIY Halloween Bags Are a Total Treat

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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!

DIY Halloween treat bags

Here's what you'll need:

  • Small Halloween treat bags, black
  • Metallic markers or pens (We used Sharpies)
  • A ruler (optional)
  • Scrap paper
  • Our FREE printable PDF label file
  • A printer
  • Sticker paper (or plain paper plus double-sided adhesive)
  • Scissors

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.)

Step 2

Keep on doodling! This is the fun part: Try a new design on each one.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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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