Hi friends! When my kiddos were small, they loved using those plastic pumpkins to carry their candy on Halloween. But now that the kids are getting older and bringing home a lot more candy, those little pumpkins just aren’t cutting it. In fact last year, we even had to make a quick run home before heading out again. I think we just have some very generous neighbors! So I got creative and made this super easy no-sew Halloween tote bag that definitely has more room for treats!
As much as I love to get crafty, I absolutely, positively do not sew. No offense to those of you who do, and really, it’s an awesome skill to have, but it’s definitely not my thing. So, anytime I can do a no-sew project, I go for it.
I was in the craft store yesterday, and I saw these adorable felt pumpkins. At first, I thought I could use one or two for a Halloween pillow, but our pillows tend to end up on the floor. So then I remembered that the kids needed some new bags for trick-or-treating, and I decided to decorate some tote bags with the felt pumpkins instead.
I bought a pack of medium-sized canvas tote bags, some yellow felt, and since I had a coupon, the entire project cost less than $10. And it only took a few minutes too. Go me!
So, here’s how to make a no-sew Halloween tote bag:
- Medium canvas tote bag
- Medium felt pumpkin
- Yellow felt
Next, I trimmed the yellow felt so that it fit just underneath the pumpkin and filled the spaces for the eyes, nose and mouth. You can see that I wasn’t that neat with the cutting, but nobody will see this!
Then, I lined the pumpkin up so that it covered the yellow felt, and I glued the pumpkin on top of the felt. Here’s where you may want to use some cardboard inside the tote, just so that the glue doesn’t seep through the canvas.