Giant Trick-or-Treat Tote

Halloween is just around the corner! Jennifer Priest here with an easy DIY treat bag tutorial for Halloween. Every year that we’ve purchased bags for the kids to go Trick-or-treating, two things happen: the bag is too small and the kids have to come home to dump it out midway through the night and the bags are so themed, the kids don’t really use them the rest of the year. I used Kunin Eco-Fi Plus Premium Felt Sheets to create this oversized non-traditional colored tote that can be used on Halloween and beyond.


This project also features a stenciled image reminiscent of a cameo. Since this bag was for my teen daughter, I wanted it to be something she’d use outside of just trick or treating. I chose her favorite color purple, accented that with red, and then used a skull stencil to add a skull to the middle of the felt “cameo” applique.


Another great benefit of using felt for this bag is that it can be washed without fading or losing its shape. Since the felt is mildew-resistant, this bag is great for toting around everyday items, like college books, sports uniforms, and water bottles in style.


Watch the video above to see how I created this bag as well as my tricks for freehand cutting an oval from felt. Here are the supplies you’ll need to make this bag for your own kids (or for yourself!). Change the colors and stenciled image for different ages and for boys or girls. My son is asking for one of these skull bags for his trick-or-treating loot!


  • • Kunin Eco-Fi Plus Premium Felt in 12” x 18” Sheets – Red, Purple, Black
  • • Wide Ribbon, about 1.5 yards
  • • Sewing machine
  • • Black thread
  • • Scissors
  • • Stencil1 Skull in Profile Stencil
  • • Tulip Slick Fabric Paint
  • • Stencil Brush
  • • Masking Tape
  • • Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint – Crystals 6 Pack
  • • Stick Pins

What design would you create on a felt trick or treat bag of your own?

For more crafty ideas like this, visit my blog Just JP, where I just shared how to make a football shaped trick-or-treat bag for a Charlie Brown costume!

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fi Plus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.