DIY Trick-or-Treat Bag

I was lucky enough to receive a box full of Martha Stewart Crafts products and they did not disappoint. I already whipped up this chalkboard tray, and I couldn’t wait to craft more!

This is little Miss E’s first Halloween. Well not her first, she was this unbelievably adorable strawberry last year.

Oh-my-word they grow up fast! Last year she couldn’t walk and she couldn’t eat the candy, so aside from being adorable she didn’t really have the full “Halloween experience”. Well now she is walking and talking and loving candy so I know she is going to have a blast. I wanted her to have her own little trick-or-treating bag. I used a plain Jane bag from the craft store along with Martha Stewart Crafts paint and stencils.

I used a triangle sponge I had around for applying the paint. Keep it light and you should be okay. Since you are applying light amounts of paint, and not saturating it, it dries very quickly.

I’m really happy with how it turned out. Eleanor will be toting her candy in style.

No pillow cases for my little girl. I kid. I wont judge if your child lugs their candy around in a pillow case. I’m pretty sure I always did. What did you lug your candy around in as a kid? Will your kids be toting in style?

Want more inspiration? Check out Plaid (makers of Martha Stewart Crafts) on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

Be sure to check out what my bloggy friends did with their box of goodies by checking out the links below.


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blueprint Social. The ideas and opinions in this post are my own.


Sharing this project at: Home Stories A to Z: Tutorials & Tip Link Party, Thrifty Decor Chick: October Before & After Party


  • Lolly Jane

    Super cute! This is on my”to make” list! Turned out almost as cute as your little strawberry baby :)

    • Megan Bray

      Thank you. It was a fun, quick project. Good luck with your trick-or-treat bag :)

  • Heidi Milton

    Can you believe I don’t have any more trick or treators in the house? I DO have door-answerers, though. :-) Super cute bag, Megan, and a fun keepsake for sweet little Eleanor.
    xo Heidi
    PS — that is a MOTHERLODE of crafting!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Megan Bray

      Thanks. It sure was a motherlode! I’m practically in tears about Quinn turning 4. Cannot imagine what no trick-or-treaters will do to me!

  • Danielle Miller

    It came out great!I I love how you used the supplies.

    • Megan Bray

      Thanks you! There are about a million and one things you could do with all those supplies. Looking forward to some more crafting fun :)

  • Roopa Shri

    Love how it turned out!!

    • Megan Bray

      Thank you!

  • Kelly Elko

    I did use a pillowcase – all the better to cram it full of candy!! This is so cute – I’m absolutely batty for it!

    • Megan Bray

      Thanks! Not only did I use a pillowcase, but I am pretty sure my mom didn’t let me take the good ones. I had to take the ratty 70’s floral print ones. Sigh.

  • Bobi Jensen

    Aw, that is so cute! I love making stuff with the kids!


  • Wendy

    Super cute! I’m a fellow MS Halloween campaign crafter! The ideas I have now from the haul of goodies we got, oh boy! There’s so many uses for everything! I used the same chevron/stripey stencil that you did – I used mine on wood to make a chalkboard bunting.

    • Megan Bray

      Thank you! That bunting was so creative!

  • Mod Podge Amy

    Love this Megan! The color choices are right up my alley ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Megan Bray

      Thanks Amy! It was a fun gig.