DIY monster cello bag treats

We always like to give a little something special out on Halloween to the kiddos in the neighborhood that the boys play with. Last week I was browsing around and ran across some adorable ghost cello bags from The Gaines Gang. I immediately thought clever! And then the next thing I thought was how I could make my Trick or Treat collection monster pedestal candy dishes (tutorial coming this week) into cellos and give them out on Halloween.

The fabulous thing is, these aren’t only cute. They’re super simple. All you’ll need are pretzel cello bags from the craft store, I picked mine up at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, and a wide tip Sharpie! Crafting doesn’t get much easier than that.



and ghost!

I just filled each with candies (orange gumballs for my jack-o-lantern, green and white sixlets for my Frankenstein and mini marshmallows for my ghost), tied them with pretty ribbons and done.

As always, I hope you’re inspired! {UPDATE: I made Thanksgiving turkey cello bag treats!}

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Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    Those are adorable … I love the bright colors and the simplicity.

  2. 2

    fabulous idea, Kim! I will definitely be using these as my kids favors for fall parties!

  3. 3

    Hi Kim! Quick question, where are you finding the gum balls and six lets in bulk? Such a cute and simple idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    My kids will have fun making these and the ghosts are so inexpensive. YAY!

  5. 5

    Tanja – I picked those up at a local candy store, but they ship. The name is That’s So Sweet and you can find them here:

    So glad you all like them!

  6. 6

    Wow! What a great idea! Cheap, simple, and adorable! I’d be thrilled if you’d share it here:

  7. 7

    I love this! Thanks for sharing such a cute & simple idea.

  8. 8

    I love this! Thanks for sharing such a cute & simple idea.

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    Lindsey Cashion says:

    I am wanting to make these at favors for both of my boys to give to their classmates. I am not sure how many pounds of the candy to order. Can you tell me approx how much each one holds? I need to make about 50 total.

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    Lindsey Cashion says:

    I am wanting to make these at favors for both of my boys to give to their classmates. I am not sure how many pounds of the candy to order. Can you tell me approx how much each one holds? I need to make about 50 total.

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    Lindsey – so excited you’re making these for your kiddos! As for how much, I actually weighed them on our postage scale for you. Each jack-o-lantern and Frankenstein weighs 2 oz. BUT, you could draw your face closer to the bottom of the pretzel cello and make them shorter. The kids will love them just as much. The mini marshmallows didn’t register. ;)

    Have fun!

  12. 12

    So cool and cute! I never thought of doing them like this before – but these are definitely going to be used for Halloween.

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    Can you tell me where to find the solid color gum balls in bulk? Thanks so much?

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