DIY: Trick or Treat Bag/Decor

I stopped by the art store the other day to pick up some canvas totes so that I could make Halloween candy bags for our kiddos. I grabbed a bunch to feed my tote obsession and bonus...they were on sale.  I wanted to keep the design for their bags simple and timeless (two of my favorite words) - so here is an easy ($3) tutorial for you:

Step One:
I printed out “Trick or Treat” and a/b transferred the image on the tote using a pencil.

Step Two:
I dry brushed black acrylic paint over the pencil lettering to give it a weathered look.

Step Three:
I hung it up to dry and WOOHOO! Just like that…my son’s trick or treat bag turned into my new “wreath.”

I’m in love. If you need me…I’ll be up to my ears making totes tonight. :)


  1. Love this! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

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