What Not To Toss: Halloween Treat Bags

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How many of you are stocking up on Halloween candy?


It’s the usual drill of buying bags, emptying treats into a bowl by the front door and then recycling the empty bags, right?


Wait! Don’t Toss That!


Those bags got the candy to your house just fine – why not put them to use to round up candy from the neighbors, too?

Just cut handles from whatever you’ve got on hand -- fabric scraps, ribbon, VHS tape, curling ribbon, whatever – and tape them in place with duct or packing tape.


And that’s it. No buying treat bags. No bulky plastic pumpkins to store.


And when this little princess is done with her treats, everything gets recycled or reused—no waste, no extra cost.


Love that.

Candy bags?

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  1. Such a cute idea! I also just checked out the post about using spray paint glitter for shoes. My daughter has a pair that could use that! Thanks so much, I'm following you along now!

  2. Fantastic! They're bright and fun and unique and I even think the kids would get a kick out of re-using the candy bag. I definitely would get a kick out of it--but I think the kids would also. They'd think it was sneaky!

  3. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Using a candy bag as a....candy bag! It's so simple, it's GENIUS!

  5. Hi Nike - thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed looking through your blog today and learning a bit about you and your fam. I can relate a bit because my mom was laid off this year :( its tough! Keep up the great ideas on the blog! Oh yea cute idea for the candy bag post :) ~Cara

  6. Wow - what an amazing idea! Your newest follower, Karima

  7. Dang Nike you never fail to impress! That's brilliant! I bought the candy from the bulk bin so this idea will have to store for a while but my kids are using the many bags we have hanging around and my oldest is using the plastic bucket her toy food came in a year ago (her suggestion)! Love when the kids get creative.


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