These easy DIY no sew trick or treat bags are created using a pre-purchased canvas tote and a bit of Cricut Heat Transfer Vinyl. Learn how to make one with our tutorial. We’ve even included a free Halloween SVG file so you can make the bag yourself!
We have a fun collection of “Peace, Love and _____” t-shirts at our house. I’ve even designed a few of them myself. I don’t know who thought up the idea first, but I love the fun and simplicity of it all. I thought it would be fun to design a Halloween-themed Peace & Love graphic to use on a t-shirt or a canvas bag.
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About the Trick or Treat Bags
This is a fun and easy way to DIY your own trick-or-treat bag. You do need an “e” cutting machine of some sort to make this but if you don’t have one, ask around; maybe you can borrow one from a friend, or even better, have a little “crafternoon” to make a few bags!
Since this bag is made using a pre-purchased canvas tote, there is no sewing involved!
Trick or Treat Bag Supplies
- Plain Canvas Bag
- Cricut Maker 3 (you can get great deals on machine bundles on Cricut.com)
- Roll Holder for Maker 3
- Cricut EasyPress (I like the large size the best): Make sure you get the EasyPress mat as well.
- Cricut Weeding Tools: (I use the small hook tool ALL the time, making weeding vinyl so much easier).
- Cricut BrightPad: A cordless, flat, bright lightbox. I use it to weed Cricut vinyl and use it all the time to trace applique shapes for sewing & quilting.
- Cricut Iron On Vinyl
How to Get the Free Cricut SVG File
To make the iron on for the bag (or a t-shirt), download the FREE SVG file that is found in our Cricut Library. Then load it into your cutting machine software and cut it out of iron-on material.
Cricut SVG File: Note: all files in the Library are for personal use only. You may not sell items you make with the files. To get these files into the Cricut Design space, you need to visit OUR CRICUT LIBRARY and follow the directions. When prompted, select the button and save the file as an SVG to your computer. Please do not open it in a new window. It will load as an image, not an SVG. Next, go to the Cricut Design Space page with your browser. Select NEW when the screen pops up; select IMAGE. Then select – upload. Upload the image you obtained. It’s ready to use in Design Space!
How to Cut out the Image and Iron it onto the Bag
One: You’ll need to make sure that you reverse the image.
Two: Next, peel off the excess material to reveal the design. It’s helpful to use a sharp instrument of some sort to peel away the intricate parts. This process is usually referred to as weeding.
Three: Follow the directions on the package to press the iron-on onto your surface. Make sure it’s straight before you press! If you need more help creating and cutting out an iron-on with your Cricut, make sure to check out our detailed tutorial!
And easy peasy, you’ve got a fun Halloween Candy Bag for Trick or Treating!
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