DIY Halloween Gift Bag Tutorial [+ Halloween Treat Box Template]


Home » DIY Halloween Gift Bag Tutorial [+ Halloween Treat Box Template]

Time for some trick-and-treating?? We have the perfect DIY Halloween gift bag ideas – they are cute, cool, and look so nifty!

The perfect match between a scary Halloween pumpkin, a black cat, and a vampire!

DIY Halloween Gift Boxes

Our Halloween gift box tutorial is so easy that even older kids can attempt them – especially if you pre-cut the template and have the face pieces ready to go.

You can fill these babies will all sorts of amazing things – see the bottom of the post for a whole list of nifty ideas.

Ready to get your craft game on? Let's go!

DIY Halloween Gift Box Tutorial

DIY Halloween Gift Boxes

Find below the steps to show you how easy it is to whip up these cool Halloween gift bags.

Supply List:

DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids
  • Bright Orange Stiff Felt
  • Cardstock: Shiny Black, Shiny Silver
  • Paper: Green, Light Pink, White
  • Markers: Orange, Red and Black
  • Light Green Curling Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue (I prefer a glue gun but if kids are involved I would stick to normal glue)

Halloween Box TemplateHalloween Box Template

Before you get started you will need to grab the Halloween candy box template to use. There are two ways of going about this.

1. Click to open this template and simply print it out on some cardstock. Cut around your template and use this to cut out your box templates.

2. If you have an electronic cutter, you can simply upload this image to your software and cut it out directly onto your felt or cardstock (which saves you time from doing this by hand).

Tip: I love my Cricut Maker Cutter and you can upload the images to Cricut Design Space or if you prefer you can purchase a similar Cricut template (#M37D0F) for $0.99.

Instructions for the DIY Halloween Gift Bags

Find below the step-by-step instructions on how to whip up these cool DIY Halloween goodie bags.

Step 1: Either use the box template to trace and cut the shape from your orange felt or use your electronic die cutting machine to cut out the felt material for you (as mentioned above).

Gift Box for Halloween Treats

Step 2: Score and fold your box template.

Step 3: Use the dark orange marker to add some pumpkin lines on the orange felt – see image below for example.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags Tutorial

Step 4: Add a face to your pumpkin, here are some ideas on how to do so.


1. Use a black marker and simply draw it on.

2. Cut out small pieces from black cardstock and glue it on – but really who has the time.

3. Grab some black pumpkin face stickers – see if they have any in the dollar stores.

4. If you have a Cricut cutting machine, you can simply grab the Jack-O-Lantern Face (#M8997DFB) image from the Design Library and create your own stickers on some black vinyl or sticker paper – super easy!

Create a gift box of Halloween pumpkin

Step 5: Cut 3 x small strips from the light green curling ribbon – I love to use my scissors to curl these up, but if you are doing this activity with a child, you might prefer to use a toothpick or similar to curl it up.

DIY Halloween Box for Parties

Step 6: Cut our two leaves from your green paper. Fold this leaf in half and whilst folded in half, accordion-fold the leaf up. Then simply open it back up.

DIY Crafts for Halloween

Step 7: Fold your felt to create your box – would suggest you add in your lollies or gifts etc at this point.

DIY Halloween Gift Box Template and Tutorial

Step 8: Finish your box by adding your curling ribbon and leaves.

Halloween Pumpkin Gift Box Tutorial

And your first adorable box is done, now time to whip up the other two Halloween treat boxes.

Whilst I won't be sharing the step-by-step instructions for those, you can follow the same process and use the bottom image as an example of how to decorate them.

halloween gift box

What to pop in your Halloween Gift Box:

So now that you are full of ideas and full of inspiration, how about you get off the computer and get crafting!

And whilst you are busy crafting, we are two more great Halloween Craft Tutorials for you:

Hi, I’m Jolene! I have a whole career based on working with all different types of crafts. Some of my work has also been featured in craft magazines. I’m passionate about helping others to unlock their creative potential and turn it into something beautiful. I don’t just provide tutorials on my website, but also inspirational ideas and advice to help kickstart your creativity.

Leave a Comment