Make Some Halloween Candy Treat Bags 15

Make Some “Halloween Candy Treat Bags”

 I saw something like this on Etsy and pretty much laughed at the price the person was asking.  All it was, was a pdf file that you would print out yourself and then attach to a baggie and they wanted like $5.00 EACH!!  I got that “I can do that” look on my face and powered up the Silhouette Cameo to design my own.

Like I said in my last post, we live in a very small town, and have only about 4 kids over at our house on Halloween, so we don’t need a huge bucket.  I figured making these would make it a bit more special and I could even give something to their Mom’s!  I hope you like it!!


“Halloween Candy Treat Bags” Craft

Materials/Tools Needed:

  • Spider Pattern from Silhouette (Click Here)
  • Text Pattern from Silhouette (Click Here)
  • Silhouette Machine
  • Paper/Card Stock (Color of Your Choice)
  • Clear Bags
  • Glue
  • Paper Cutter
  • Stapler
  • Candy
  • & Time


Being by using your paper cutter to cut the paper/card stock to the size needed to be able to fold over evenly over the bag you are using.


Next, fold each piece over evenly to be the backdrop of the layout you are using.


Next, using your Silhouette software, load the downloaded design and size it as needed to fit your area. 


I decided to use my pen instead of the cutter for this piece, since I wanted to be able to use the cutter for the shape later.


Once I had the text printed out, I set the shape on the Cameo to cut it in an oval shape.


Next, peel your pieces off of the mat and attach glue dots to the sides to be able to add to the folded paper.


Once you have it all set to apply, affix it onto the backing however you wish (centered/side, etc.).


Now for this, forgive me but I forgot to take pictures of cutting the spiders out.  I did it on the Cameo and it was a bit of a pain to get the guys off of the sticky back, so just be careful with that.  After you have them cut out, fill a small container with glue to help with the next step.  I just used a Tupperware topper and put a baggie over the top of it, so I could just throw it out and not make a mess.  Just dip the spider into the glue to cover the bottom and make it easy to attach.


When you have it covered with the glue, attach it wherever you wish on the topper.  be sure to use a paper towel, or some other thing to push it all down and get rid of any excess glue, since you don’t need a lot.
Now that you have this all attached, give it awhile to dry completely.  When it’s all dry and ready to go, you can start filling your clear bags with candy.  I just found some odd shaped ones at Walmart in the bridal section, but you are welcome to use snack bags, etc.  Just be sure to edit the size of the topper to match what you are using, so that it covers completely and doesn’t have plastic sticking out of the sides.

When you have it as full as needed (be sure to test it, so that it’s not overfull) you can then staple it onto the top of your bag.  I just stapled it at the bottom of the paper piece to make sure it was snug and hide the staple just a bit.

Candy Treat Bag

Now you can have them ready to give as a gift to friends or family.  I had to make a special one for my son’s friend using the suckers, since he has a major allergy to soy, nuts, etc.  That’s why there’s one a bit different. 🙂  Hope you like them!! 


 “A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.” -Proverbs 18:16


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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

These treat bags are SO cute! Thanks for sharing and being a wonderful co-host of the #HomeMattersParty – we love having you on the team! 🙂

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Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

Super cute! Love these easy and cute treat bags. Happy Halloween! #HomeMattersParty

8 years ago

I laugh at the prices some people want to charge on Etsy too. These are cute, and I can fill them with non-candy for my son’s class (too many allergies and health issues so no food gifts). I am enjoying co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you.

8 years ago

These are adorable! As always, it’s nice to be co-hosting this week’s #HomeMattersParty with you!

Alayna @AlaynasCreations

Fun idea! I don’t use my Silhouette nearly enough for projects like this.

10 years ago

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing on Click Chicks! This Thursday’s theme is LOVE! Hope to see you there.

10 years ago

How easy and so much cheaper! They look very professional! My kids would be tickled to get a treat bag like that!

Rose Powell
10 years ago

Oh now that is super cute, I see you are making good use out of your Silhouette! Love it!

Ellen Christian (@scentednights)

Very cute! I wish we had trick or treaters to hand candy to!