How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

View Video

Halloween Cupcakes

Create a creepy cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

View Slideshow

Disguises for Halloween Treats

Dress up everyday packaged candy in silly disguises for trick-or-treat night or to use as Halloween party favors. Our sweet candy embellishments and party-favor costumes transform chocolate bars, popcorn, and more into creepy-crawly spiders, ghostly treat bags, and batty boxes. Get started with these fun and easy projects today!

View Slideshow

Halloween Drink Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

View Slideshow

4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

View Video

Halloween Door Decor

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

View Slideshow

Creative Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

From paper pumpkin crafts to pumpkin pillows, these Halloween decorations offer a great alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Cut, sew, and glue your way through our easy pumpkin craft ideas.

View Slideshow
Popular in Halloween

Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Sack for Halloween

Trick-or-treat in style this Halloween with a festive pumpkin bag fashioned from a plain orange gift bag.

What You'll Need

  • Orange paper bag with handle
  • Scissors
  • Crafts knife
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Tissue paper: yellow and green
  • Clear polyester film, such as Mylar
  • Double-side adhesive tape
  • Transparent tape
  • Four chenille stems: two black, two orange
  • Ruler
  • Sturdy brown kraft paper
  • Glue stick
  • Glow stick

Download the free pattern.

How to Make It

1. Download and print the free jack-o'-lantern face pattern.

2. Cut out the pattern pieces and trace them onto one side of the bag. Cut out the face using scissors or a crafts knife. Note: If using a crafts knife, slip a piece of scrap cardboard in the bag so you don't cut through both sides of the bag.

3. Cut a piece of yellow tissue paper and a piece of polyester film so that they will cover the face area. Adhere the tissue paper to the polyester film with double-side tape. Use transparent tape to adhere the piece to the inside of the bag, with the tissue paper side facing out.

4. Twist a black and an orange chenille stem together at one end. Wrap the stems around one of the bag handles, alternating colors as you twist and making sure to hide the ends inside the bag. Repeat with the second set of chenille stems on the other handle.

5. Measure of the opening of your bag from one short side to the other. Cut a 1-inch-wide strip of kraft paper to this length.

6. Cut six to eight 3-inch-wide strips of green tissue paper to match the length of the kraft paper strip. Using a glue stick, affix each green strip to the kraft paper strip, layering one on top of the other. Cut the green tissue paper edges to create fringe.

7. Use glue to adhere the fringe strip around the inside opening of the bag. Fluff the fringe with your fingers.

8. Drop a glow stick inside the sack if you want to light up the jack-o'-lantern face. Note: Never put an open flame near the sack.


Loading... Please wait...