Paper Bag Halloween Door Hang/ Trick or Treat Bag!

Who’s getting excited for Halloween already?? I AM!!! Halloween is my all time favorite holiday so I couldn’t help myself…I HAD to get a jump on my Halloween projects!

The first project of the year is my “Halloween Door Hang!” This little ditty was born out of my love of working with paper bags! Remember my “Spring Bunting!” That was the project that kicked it all of so this season wasn’t about to not get the royal “Bag” treatment!

This technique is also perfect for making darling  Trick or Treat bags for the kids this year as well! So the next time you are shopping and they ask “Paper or Plastic?”  be sure to go for good old PAPER!!!

1. Grab your paper shopping bag! It’s time to get started! If you are making a wall hanging you can use either side because you will be covering up the store logo. If you are making a Trick or treat bag cover up the store logo side!

2. Use Distress ink to the edges to add dimension. The texture of the paper bag looks awesome when you highlight it with the ink!

3. Cut long 2″ wide strips of large netting. Use a hot glue gun to make ruffled netting along every inner edge of the bag.

4. Continue the ruffling all the way around the bag.


5. Cut two pieces of scrapbook paper slightly smaller then the paper bag and then smaller then the first paper.

6. Use Distress ink on the papers edges and then sew them together using a zig zag stitch!

7. To make the moon, cut a circle! I LOVE my Martha Stewart Circle cutter!

8. Distress ink the moon and zig zag sew the moon in place!


9. Moving on to the Bats! Create a wing template out of cardstock!

10. Cut 6 wing sections and some small pieces of black felt for wing seperation.

11. Glue three wing sections together with glue at the very tip of the wings. Using hot glue, add a little dab of glue and shove in your small piece of felt between each wing section. This will help the wings look 3 dimensional and have movement and space.

12. Create a small bat by doing the same as above but smaller. Cut two round circles with ears for the bat bodies and glue on your wings!

13. Now it times to glue on our paper to the bag! Hot glue the paper onto the paper bag being sure to center ti nicely to show off the netting.

14. Hot Glue on your two bats. I glued the wings and the body to make it extra secure.

15. Add fun lettering to create a Halloween saying.

16. Add a bow and hand on the  door!


Be sure to be aware of the weather! If rain is in store, bring this little mama inside! You can also hang this on any indoor hook for indoor holiday decor!


More fun Halloween door looks to come!



  1. 1

    Cute! That’s what I call double duty! Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    • 2

      Sad news, your posts will be missed. Perhaps ther3&#e9;s room for novelty post, every now and then.Good luck with the novel. Straight over to Trott's blog then. :)

  2. 3

    This is so happening in my house :D I, too am a bit of a Halloween diva, so this is right up my ally! Would you mind sharing what font or stamp set you used for the lettering? Thanks for the fun tutorial :D

  3. 5

    I love recycled projects! This is super cute and I love that it can be used two ways!

  4. 6

    love this, so unique~!~ I just wish more stores bagged with paperbags so I could get a more!!

  5. 7

    That is so cute!

  6. 8

    What a fabulous design. I just love the netting sandwiched in there.

    Yes, I am crazy too, besides pinning things like crazy for Halloween, I started today by doing an arrangement. I won’t blog about it for a while, but I am trying to get a jump on things!


  7. 9

    Oh my, a bag as a faux ‘wreath’ for your door? Genius! I’m so going to copy this.

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