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Fireman Costume Candy Tote

Halloween should be fun!

I love to see all of the kids dressed up as their favorite characters or heroes.


So, when a local firefighter gave me his old suspenders because he knows that I love to create new uses for old things, I was thrilled!


I came up with an idea to create a tote and the best part is, his young son can always have a part of his “hero” firefighter dad. With Halloween coming up, I knew that this tote could be a great candy tote for the big event.

Helmet- Check

Jacket- Check

Candy bag- Check

Cute little fireman- Oh yeah!


I had to cut the suspenders a bit because they had other parts that just didn’t work. The main part, however, is the straps.

I bought 2 yards of coordinating fabric.



That is 1 yard each. I chose one that is just flames and the other was a firefighter one. The colors matched perfectly.

This is easy to sew. I like this tutorial from Dana Made It because she shows you how to add straps and a pocket too. I kept my bag simple and just lined up my material. Sewed 2 sides and added the straps.


This bag works great for a Halloween costume but I was honored to also create something that can be passed down in this multi-generation family.

Grandpa, dad and one day maybe even his son will serve the community.

I love creating things that have meaning for years to come and I know this tote will.

But for now, I can’t wait to see a cute young fireman at my door so I can fill this bag up with candy on Halloween!


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Always remember to Create, Share and Inspire!


  1. Rosanne Robinson says:

    That’s very creative and unique, very nice!

  2. Vanessa says:

    What a great idea and how fun to have something so different and new.

  3. Ally says:

    I know this is for a child’s costume but I would rock that as a purse on Thursday night!

  4. Barrie says:

    I’m so impressed! What an awesome bag…you should be selling stuff online!

  5. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    Love, love. love this! Thanks for the creative idea!

  6. Karen Jaras says:

    Oh my, my grandsons would so love these for Halloween. What a great idea for boys.

  7. veronica lee says:

    What a marvelous idea!

  8. Maria Montero says:

    I love the bag I remember getting tired of holding my candy bag when I was little :))

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