How to Make Cute Halloween Treat Bags

When you want to create a bagful of Halloween treats for all the kids in your life come the end of October. This cute “googly eye” Halloween Treat Bags are easy to make using your computer printer and fun to give.

Halloween treat bags made using a computer printer

I recently got a new Expression Premium XP-830 wireless Small-in-One printer. It is ideal for all the creative projects I like to make like the trick or treat bags.

Halloween Treat Bags made using a computer printer

Ed and I have been sharing a printer since we moved to the lake house. It uses WIFI, but every time I print something, I have to go to the other side of the house where he works to get it.

Not a very good use of my time. I also missed my previous printer that had an auto-document feeder.  

I use the printer for so much…regular printing, free printables, photos and more. I take it to its limits to see what it can do so there is no need to ever have to go to a print shop.

Since my new Epson printer can print out envelopes, I figured it could handle printing out thin paper bags that I found at the craft store. It did the job beautifully.

I used the lower paper tray, but depending on the size of the bags you use, you could probably use the envelope printing tray, too.

How to Make Halloween Treat Bags Using Your Computer Printer

Fonts use: Postino Std Regular an Ballerina Script Regular

supplies needed: 

  • Epson XP-830 Expressions Premium Printer
  • Small thin brown bags – craft store
  • Tacky Glue
  • Large googly eyes – craft store
  • Washi or low-tack painter’s tape
  • Computer with photo editing software
  • Boo Y’All .pdf file
  • Printer paper
  • Ruler
How to print on paper bags
  1. Measure the width of your bag, then create a file with an image of a horizontal line using the bag width measurement in your photo editing software. Type TOP on the page. This will become your paper bag placement sheet.
  1.  Print it out.
Halloween treat bags to make using a computer printer

2. Center and tape bag to the print-out under the horizontal line.

Free Halloween printable to make treat bags

3. Click to download the  Boo Y’all .pdf file.


4. In your photo editor, center the downloaded image under the horizontal line on the paper bag placement sheet file.


5. Head back over to the printer and load the sheet with the bag taped on it face down into the paper loading tray.


6. Print it out.

Halloween trick or treat bags to make

7. Remove tape.


8. Glue eyes onto the center of the “O”s in the word boo.


8. Once glue is dry. Fill with candy.


I only needed to make a few Halloween treat bags since I won’t be getting any kids knocking on my door on Halloween night.

How many Trick or Treater’s come to your house on Halloween. Do you only get a few or a hundred?

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  1. What font did you use? These are so cute!!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi – The fonts I used for the bags were Postino Std Regular and Ballerina Script Regular

  2. Live these! These are great to hand out at work, too. Which craft store did you get your bags from? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sam – You can get the treat bags at Hobby Lobby or Michaels in the party aisle. You can also buy them on Amazon. Check out all the sizes and types here:

  3. Custom Design Boxes says:

    Informative post! This is a great share thank you

  4. Very cute idea! I am sure kids will love these bags!

  5. charlse brown says:

    Diane This is so cute , i would like to make it for kids.

    This will be the perfect bag for kids.

    Thank you!

  6. Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living says:

    How adorable!!!!! Diane this would be so cute to make for the kid’s in my neighborhood!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Stephanie – Thanks…they were fun to make. I made enough so I have a few back ups to fill if we do get any kids knocking on the door on Halloween.

  7. Does this do a good job printing pictures from email and iPhone? I have so many pictures of my grandchildren stored on my devices but my printer (HP) doesn’t do a very good job. The color is always off. Would you recommend this for my purposes?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Barbara – Yes! The printer’s main feature is its photo printing quality and there is even a app that makes printing from cell phones super easy. It does use separate color ink cartridges instead of one color cartridge that help with getting the best color quality when printing.

  8. Melissa Leach says:

    Too cute! We don’t get any kids either and I miss that. You are also too tech savvy for me. I can glue the eyes on but that is about it, lol. Waiting patiently for your first sneak peak of the kitchen.

  9. You are so tech savvy, gave great directions, but out of my league haha.

  10. Sheryll $ Critters. says:

    I love your cute bags, but I no longer get any kids, so I will not even bother this year. It used to be fun for me.