Treat bags for Halloween.

ghost treat bags

I’m in love with these cute ghost treat bags for Halloween.  I know we’re down to the wire with time, but I had to share these with you before next year.  Little ghostie sacks filled with treats.

halloween treat bags

Supplies for Halloween Treat Bags:

  • white paper sacks
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • Halloween candy or other treats
paper bags

Step 1:

Cut the paper bag to the shape of a ghost.  Trim off the top of the bag in the shape of a semi-circle.  Cut off as much or as little as you’d like, this is your rodeo.

hole puncher

Step 2:

Punch holes as far down as you can make your hole puncher go.  You don’t want these ripping up to the top of the bag when you add your ribbon.  Place the holes about 2″ or 3″ inches apart.

elmer's glue

Step 3:

This is where it gets crazy {not really}.  Glue your googly eyes onto the sack right underneath the holes you just punched.  Glue big ones, small ones, mismatched ones, crooked ones, you decide.

google eyes

Aren’t they cute?  The ghost looks so innocent without a mouth and nose.

Looks can be deceiving.

halloween treats

Step 4:

Fill ‘er up.  Now’s the time to add treats.  Put in candy, popcorn, granola bars {I’m trying to add a healthy option here, you see that?}, whatever your sweet little heart desires.

black ribbon

Step 5:

We’re adding the ribbon now. This part is a little tricky if you have wider ribbon like I did.  If you have skinny little ribbon you’re golden.

Pinch the ribbon in half and carefully squeeze it through the holes you just punched.

grosgrain ribbon

Carefully thread it through the back on one side, and then the other, until you have this:


Step 6:

Now tie a knot.

ghost bag

If you have extra ends, trim them down until your bow is even.

It’s super easy, swearsies.

ghost craft

Your ghost is done!

Now repeat until you have as many ghost treat bags as you need for whatever party you’re throwing.

ghost treat bags

Are you kidding me with this?  Cutest ghosts in the history of Halloween.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Erin Oltmanns :

    Good gracious! That’s adorable. And who doesn’t like googlie eyes?

    • Allison :

      I’m telling you…… no one, that’s who.

  2. Dina :

    Those are abso-freakin-lutely adorable!

    • Allison :

      They’re sitting on my desk right now, and you’re right, they’re RIDONKULOUSLY cute.

  3. Sarah :

    So cute!!!

    I wish I had an excuse to make some…

    • Allison :

      You don’t need an excuse, just do it for the fun of it.

  4. melissa from girlymama :

    now this, i can handle! LOVE! (plus it will give me an excuse to buy ribbon ;-)

    • Allison :

      Go forth and craft!

  5. Marie :

    You are knocking these Halloween crafts out of the park! Such a cute idea!

    • Allison :

      I’ve got Halloween DOWN Marie, downtown to Chinatown.