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Y’all – it’s October! That means HALLOWEEN is almost here! I can hardly contain my excitement, it’s one of my favorite holidays and I know now that Maddie Grace can enjoy it it’s going to be even more fun this year. Our neighborhood puts on an awesome Halloween. There is a parade throughout the neighborhood for all the kids (complete with a fire truck), a pizza party, and then trick-or-treating. Maddie Grace’s school also puts on a trunk-or-treat and we have several other Halloween parties that we are looking forward to! Since there is going to be candy galore, I’m showing you today how to make an easy and fun DIY no-sew trick-or-treat bag, one that the older kiddos can help you with making and decorating. Also I made sure to stock up on big bags of Hershey’s Halloween candy for part of this craft (it’s never too early, right?) so we can all play a game of let’s see how much candy is left when it actually is Halloween.
I hate sewing. Hate it. But I love crafting. So of course I wanted to make a trick-or-treat and didn’t want to sew, so I got creative. What will you need for this craft? It’s pretty simple:
Black T-Shirt (I used an adult’s sized medium)
Fabric glue (optional)
Decorative Items (I used iron-on letters, and orange, glow in the dark, and purple puffy fabric paint)
First, you will want to cut off the sleeves and neckline of the t-shirt. Be careful not to cut too much. This will create the straps of the bag.
If your shirt had rather large arm holes and you want your bag to hold more candy, you may want to use the fabric glue here to create smaller arm holes to accomplish that goal. It’s totally not necessary though but a personal preference, and may depend on how large the t-shirt you’re using is.
Also depending on how large the t-shirt is and how large you want your bag to be, you may want to cut some fabric from the bottom. I cut about 4 inches off from the bottom.
At the bottom of the shirt, you will cut fringe strips about one inch in width and going up about 3-4 inches, which is where you are going to tie knots to be the bottom of the bag.
Once they are cut tie these strips into tight knots until all are tied. You’re now done with the bag itself!
The fun part is the decorating! I found these glittery purple iron-on letters and then used them to spell boo. Then I created polka dots using orange, glow in the dark, and purple colored puffy fabric paint. It was quick, easy, and turned out really cute.
So there you have it – a fun, easy, functional Halloween craft!
These large bags of Hershey’s candy are perfect for trick or treaters and Halloween parties, and are available at Walmart! My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s and those are almost gone from our stash already, oops! I bought every single thing used in this craft and pictured in this post at my local Walmart.
So there’s my easy craft to compliment Hershey’s Halloween candy! What are your favorite Halloween crafts? I’d love to hear below!