Fill these printable Halloween treat bags with candy and toys for trick or treaters or use them for party favors for a holiday party. The bags, which can be printed on a standard sheet of paper, feature art from vintage Halloween postcards.
Trick or treat! I’ve created some fun vintage Halloween treat bags that you can fill with sweets or other surprises.
There are 28 different designs, featuring vintage Halloween art of pumpkins, black cats, friendly witches, jack-o’-lanterns, cute kids in costumes and other holiday scenes.
The best part? You can print these paper Halloween treat bags on a standard sheet of printer paper. Each design is marked with handy lines that show you exactly where to fold the paper to make a trick or treat bag.
The treat bag designs come from vintage Halloween postcards. I love the saturated colors and the sweet sentiments on them. Most are more cute than spooky.
You’ll find the instructions for how to make the Halloween treat bags, plus a how-to video, below. A link to download the 28 different treat bag designs is included after the tutorial. Or you can just fill out the form above.
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Supplies To Make DIY Treat Bags
- 8.5X 11 printer paper
- Free vintage Halloween treat bag printables (See the form and download link below)
- washi tape or clear tape
- scoring board (optional)
- bone folder (optional)
- pinking shears or decorative paper edger scissors (optional)
How to Fold Party Favor Bags
Print out your the Halloween postcard artwork on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Do not scale the image. Print at 100 percent.
But they will help you get nice, crisp creases, and they definitely makes folding the bags easier. If you’re planning on making a lot of these treat bags for a party or Halloween night, I recommend buying a scoring board and bone folder.
To create the bag shape, fold the paper along the outer, vertical lines.
Flip the bag over and use tape to secure. For the Halloween bags, I thought it would be fun to use patterned washi tape. But you can also use clear tape.
Next, fold up the bottom of the bag, following the printed horizontal fold line. Use the bone folder to get a sharp crease.
Open up the bottom section and flatten, folding in the corners. (See the video below for a demonstration of how to do this.)
Fold down the top and fold up the bottom portion of this section until they meet, and secure with tape.
Fold the top flap down so the tape is hidden, then flip the bag over so the image is visible.
Fold along the inner printed vertical fold lines, those closest to the image, to create the sides of the bag. It helps to use the bone folder. Fold the paper to the front and then to the back to make it easier to form the sides of the bag.
Open up the bag, flattening the bottom. Pleat the sides using the creases you created in the last step, pinching the outer edges of each side together.
(Again, watch the video below to see exactly how to do this. You can also check out this post for more tips on folding paper into bags, including another video tutorial.)
If you like, use pinking shears or paper edger scissors to trim the top of the bag and create a decorative edge. You can also fold the top of the bag over and secure with washi tape. Or fold the top of the bag over, punch two holes and thread ribbon through them to secure.
Bag Folding Video Tutorial
This video will show you how easy it is to make treat bags using a sheet of paper.
Now all that’s left to do is fill them with candy!
Donwload the printable gift bag templates
If you like Halloween and all things vintage, like I do, you’re going to love these treat bags. They’re awesome favor bags for a Halloween party or to pass out to trick or treaters on All Hallow’s Eve.
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More Halloween Ideas
Here are some more Halloween crafts, recipes and decorating ideas to inspire you.
- Spooky Halloween Specimen Jars
- DIY Halloween Crystal Ball
- Haunted Harvest Halloween Decor
- Purple People Eater Halloween Punch
- Halloween Porch Decor
- Halloween Snack Mix Recipe