Saturday, October 1, 2011

Spook-tac-u-lar Day 1: Countdown to Trick or Treating

Welcome to the 31 Days of Spook-tac-u-lar fun.  I am so glad you stopped by to join in on the Halloween fun.  Remember to come by each day this month for a new Halloween project and stop in on Monday for the first giveaway.  After you view my project, hop on over to Rhonda's blog to see what she has to share with you for today here: http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/.

For day 1, I have created a Halloween Countdown.  I thought it would be fun for Kaylee to be able to countdown the days until she gets to go Trick or Treating. 

I started out with a frame from Michaels and removed the glass and the backing.

Next, I used Pumpkin Orange acrylic paint to cover the frame and the backing.  (Because this frame soaked up the paint, it took about 3 coats to get it the shade of orange I wanted).
Once my paint was dry, I decorated it with black and white vinyl cuts.  I cut multiple sized circles in white with the George and Basic Shapes and the title in black with the font on the Car Decals Cartridge.  After placing those on the frame, I put a coat of mod podge over them to ensure they would stay in place and not be peeling up any.
Once that was dry, I put the backing back into the frame and added two little cup hooks.  These came from Walmart in a pack of 6 for $1 and they come with foam dots to attach them.
Now, for my countdown numbers, I used the Smiley Cards cartridge for my candy corn and cut them at a size of: 2.24w x 2.53h.  Then, I used the font on the Batman Cartridge and black vinyl to cut numbers to fit on the candy corns.  Once they were all cut and put together, I punched a hole in each number so they would fit on the hooks.
Finally, I placed the numbers on my frame to finish it off.
I am also linking this up here:

13 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love this! So fun! My girls would get a kick out of this!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK...Love this...especially the polka dots and candy corn. :)

Jens Craft Corner said...

Got up first thing this morning to check out your first Halloween project. I love this idea. I was thinking, that this project could be used for Christmas or even a little kid's birthday. What a great idea! You did a really nice job with it. Job well done! Looking forward to tomorrow's project. Have a wonderful weekend!

Running Turtle said...

How darling is that? Very cute idea... I may do something like that as I count down for Marathons... thanks!!
TinaB

Besthobbyeva said...

Love, love this. Soooo cute!!!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

very cute, and creative too. LOVE IT. winks-jen

Rhonda Emery said...

love it jean really great and cute idea

Eva said...

what a cute idea, awesome job!
Eva :0)
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http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

Holiday Snob said...

Cute and so different! I just pinned this!!

Peggy Sue said...

wow, totally cute! loving this...
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Karen said...

I love it! I have a frame like this:) You gave me a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!! I am a new follower!
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

McVic said...

super good idea! love the candycorn numbers!
kacee

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, I love the polka dots and the numbers shaped like candy corns; cute idea!