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Personalized Trick or Treat Bags


Trick or Treat is coming up at the end of the month. I sure do miss having little ones at home. We don’t even get trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood but I do have two nieces and one nephew, all under the age of 5. With help from FrogTape®, I whipped up a little Halloween surprise for them. They’re going to love these personalized trick or treat bags!



  • canvas/linen tote bags
  • fabric paints
  • FrogTape® Shape Tape (I used all 3 patterns: chevron, wave and scallop)
  • stencils


Tutorial: (please pardon the poor lighting…it’s raining today)


Part 1 –FrogTape® Shape Tape

Iron the tote bags to remove wrinkles.


Insert cardboard into the tote bag (to block bleed-through to the other side).


Cut a piece of FrogTape® Shape Tape a little wider than the bag. Decide placement. Remove half of the strip of wax paper backing from the Shape Tape. Position and press into place. Remove the other half of the wax paper backing and smooth into place. I found that securing the edges of the tape to the table underneath on the sides, kept my tote bag from sliding around, holding it in place for painting.


Repeat step 3 to create a ‘stencil’ border/line for the design.


Using a credit card, I rubbed the Shape Tape to make sure it was nice and secure, sticking to the canvas…check closely to be sure the Shape Tape is complete adhered to the canvas.


Paint! Be careful not to lift the Shape Tape with brush strokes. It helps to move the paint brush from ‘on the tape’ moving to the fabric rather than starting on fabric and pushing paint to the tapeline.


Remove Shape Tape. Nice crisp lines!!! Let the paint dry. removing-frogtape-shape-tape-from-bag-with-orange-paint

Part 2 – vinyl stencils


I created name stencils as well as purchased a few Halloween shapes. creating-name-stencils-on-online-store

Peel away lettering and design to create a stencil. Using transfer paper, position vinyl stencil on tote, rub with a credit card and remove transfer paper – leaving the vinyl stencil in place on the canvas.


Paint and remove vinyl. Allow paint to dry 4 hours.


*Using a black pen, I traced around the ghost where his white body met with the white chevron.


Aren’t they darling? Years of use! Machine washable (inside out) after 72 hours. Cute.Cute.Cute!DIY personalized trick or treat bags

Now I have three little trick-or-treaters! Treators? What’s your favorite kind of Halloween candy?


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*I’m a member of the FrogTape® Blog Squad. This post is sponsored by FrogTape®. As always, the opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.


I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.

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