Halloween Crafts: Make a Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag

It’s a must for Halloween night.

Yes, you still have time to make this. It’s a cute bag you can craft quickly using Dritz iron-on letters and Dylon® fabric dye. Your kids will have fun stuffing it with goodies, and they can even use it after Halloween is over. Sweet times ahead!

Halloween Crafts: Make a Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag

Craft supplies you’ll need:

  • Canvas tote
  • Dylon® permanent fabric dye, Sunflower and Goldfish Orange
  • Dritz® iron-on soft flex letters, 5″ black
  • Dritz® iron-on soft flock letters, 1″ Block and 3/4″ Cooper
  • Mixing bowl, measuring cup, spoon, salt, hot water, plastic tub (for dye bath)

Halloween Crafts: Make a Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag

1) Following the instructions on the fabric dye package, prepare the yellow dye in a large bowl, and submerge the bottom 2/3 of your tote in the dye. The dye will slowly seep up, creating a gradual ombre effect. Let it sit for 45 minutes.

2) Remove the bag and allow the excess water and dye to drip out into the dye bowl (or an old towel) as it dries. TIP: Fabric that is fully dry creates the best ombre effect.


Halloween Crafts: Make a Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag

3) Following the instructions on the dye package, prepare the orange dye, and submerge the bottom 1/3 of your tote in the dye. Let it sit for 45 minutes.

4) To rinse, put the tote under a faucet with the water in a constant downward flow. Do not “scrunch” the fabric or allow the dyed portion to come into contact with the un-dyed portion. Hang over an old towel and drip dry.


Halloween Crafts: Make a Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag

5) Following the instructions on the package, apply the Dritz soft flex letter “C” first. Keep your iron in constant motion as you press, so you don’t singe the bag.

6) The other Dritz letters are flock, and can be gently peeled from the backing sheet. Position your letters as shown, and press for 3-5 seconds

NOTE: Do not touch the soft flex letter “C” with your iron once it is applied – carefully work around it as you apply the other letters.


And… you’re ready! Halloween is just a few days away, and hopefully this wraps up your holiday making. Did you DIY a candy corn costume to go with this bag? Tell us about it!  
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