Why not add the personal touch by making your own Halloween treat bags and containers this witching season?
But if you are quite crafty and good with your hands why not have a go at making your own treat bags and containers this Halloween instead?
As not only will this save you a few dollars, it'll also make them far more personal and special to give out.
And the good news is this is easier to do than you may think.
As you can find some great step by step guides on how to make all kinds of treat bags on YouTube.
So I've picked out a few of my favourites to give you some ideas and hopefully some inspiration.
Some are more complicated than others, but you will have great fun trying a few of these out.
And your kids and friends will love and appreciate the effort you put into making them.
Felt Halloween Treat Bags
These Halloween treat bags made from felt both look and feel absolutely gorgeous.
And they'll add a real touch of quality if you are putting a treat bag together for someone.
The video below takes you through the whole process and gives you 3 varieties that you can make; a Jack O'Lantern, a Frankenstein, and a vampire bag.
So give these a try and get ready to impress when it's time to hand out the treats.
Paper Halloween Bat Treat Bags
If you'd prefer to work with paper rather than felt, you could give this bat treat bag a go instead.
As paper bags are ideal for placing loose candy into.
And as you can see from the video below, this one designed like a bat is pretty straightforward as you buy the paper bag ready made.
So it's just a case of decorating it and bringing it to life
And with paper bags available in many different colours, you don't have to stick to just making bats.
So why not use an orange paper bag to make a Jack O'Lantern face, or a white paper bag to make a ghost or vampire face too?
Paper Halloween Treat Boxes
These Halloween gift boxes with a pumpkin, ghoul, or ghost face look really cool.
And the kids will love the effect of opening up the faces to reveal the treats inside.
Now these take a fair bit of folding and origami ninja moves to make.
But the video below takes you through the whole routine, which makes it easy to follow the many steps.
And anyway, everyone loves a challenge right?
Halloween Pumpkin Treat Pouches
These Halloween pumpkin pouches are ideal for putting smaller treats into.
And they look really cute and decorative too.
They are also pretty easy and quick to assemble, as shown in the video below.
Halloween Themed Mason Jars
Mason jars are a great way to house your edible Halloween treats.
As they are the most hygienic way to store candy, cookies and the like.
And as we all accumulate empty jars throughout the year, we can store them to re-use at Halloween or Christmas time, saving us some money into the bargain.
You can also use mason jars for many other purposes too, such as homes for candles or as decorative flower vases.
And the only limit on what you can make and how you can decorate them is your own imagination.
So take a look at the two videos below to get some ideas on what you can do with your empty mason jars for Halloween.
Halloween Party Cups
Another cheap and easy way to gift your treats is to give them out in plastic cups.
As you can buy these cups in bulk in a variety of colours.
And they are easy to decorate, either by cutting out shapes, sticking on decorations, or drawing faces on them with a Sharpie marker.
These work great for kids Halloween parties especially.
And for an example of what you can do, check out the video below.
Pumpkin Tissue Paper Treat Sacks
These pumpkin tissue sacks are probably the easiest treat holder to make on the whole list.
But they still look really cool.
And they are ideal as candy bags to give out to trick and treaters and young kids.
So take a look at the video below to see how you can make your own batch.
Crackers are fun things to open, and the perfect place to store a few treats and goodies for the kids.
And they are not just for Christmas either.
As if you follow the video below, you can learn how to make your own Halloween themed crackers too.
These are brilliant for Halloween kids parties, and also make a good trick or treat offering.
Halloween Eyeball Balloons
This one is genius and looks really impressive once you've finished.
It's basically a small balloon that you turn into a creepy looking eyeball using glue and tissue paper.
The glue will hold the balloons shape when dry, meaning you can pop it without deflating it.
Which gives you the opening to fill the eyeball with the treats of your choice.
The kids will love this one, so check out the video below to see how it's done.
Halloween Candy Hands
The final item on our list of DIY treat bags is probably the most creepy.
And it's super easy to create.
As all you need is a see through latex or surgical glove and some candy to put inside it.
This way you can pad the glove out to make it look like an actual severed hand.
And any kid will love to get one of these come Halloween time!
Check out the video below to see one being made.
The maker of this one uses popcorn as a filling to make it look even more creepy.
Handing out little gifts and treats at Halloween time is a great thing to do.
However, you can make it even better by putting some thought and care into how you give these treats out.
Because receiving treats in a hand-made, creepy, Halloween themed treat bag, box or container will bring the whole thing to life for kids and big kids alike.
So have a crack at making some this year and see how you get on.
And if it ends up being a bit of a horror show at least that will fit the season well!