What Not To Toss: Halloween Treat Bags

How many of you are stocking up on Halloween candy?

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

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Wait! Don’t Toss That!

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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.

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

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

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Love that.

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 It’s What Not To Toss this weekend!

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9 thoughts on “What Not To Toss: Halloween Treat Bags”

  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. 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

  4. 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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