How Many Days Till Halloween Easy Dollar Tree Craft with Video

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How many days till Halloween? With a little dye and paint, I created a fun Halloween Countdown Calendar with items from Dollar Tree. This is a fun project for kids as they prepare their scary costumes for trick-or-treating and countdown to October 31st, Halloween day!!

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Did you know fall is my favorite season, and this is one of my favorite holidays for a celebration? (Yes, even more than my birthday) I love the memory of getting to dress up like what you wanted to be when you grow up or your favorite hero (mine was Wonder Woman – and my mom’s hand sewed mine but I never won costume contests for her amazing sewing talent sadly). Do you remember DIY costumes?

I get to light candles, eat pumpkin treats, and watch horror, thriller, and scary movies! It was time to make this fun manual countdown timer for our home to celebrate!

There is no gift giving, okay unless you count candy. You get to be creative and carve jack-o-lanterns. So let’s get your decorations on, and add this fun DIY to your collection for this important date.

I found this large pumpkin at the Dollar Store.

How do you do a Halloween countdown?

Materials for your Dollar Tree Halloween Craft

  • Large wood pumpkin
  • small wood pumpkin
  • Folk Art Ultra Dye
  • Folk Art Chalkboard Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk
  • Hot glue gun

How Many Days Till Halloween Easy Dollar Tree Craft Video

Instructions for your countdown till Halloween

I found this large pumpkin at the Dollar Store.

I painted the entire thing with Folk Art Ultra Dye in the color Lady Marmalade.

1. Paint the large wood pumpkin

I painted the entire thing with Folk Art Ultra Dye in the color Lady Marmalade.

While that was drying I painted a small wooden pumpkin with Folk Art Chalkboard Paint. The small pumpkins were 5 for $1.

2. Paint the small pumpkin

While that was drying I painted a small wooden pumpkin with Folk Art Chalkboard Paint. The small pumpkins were 5 for $1.

I then used my Folk Art Holiday Stencils and with some of the same chalkboard paint I stenciled on the face for my Jack O Lantern.

3. Stencil a pumpkin face onto the large pumpkin

I then used my Folk Art Holiday Stencils and some of the same chalkboard paint I stenciled on the face for my Jack O Lantern.

I painted the stem with Apple Barrel Burnt Umber paint.

4. Paint the stem of the large pumpkin

I painted the stem with Apple Barrel Burnt Umber paint.

I seasoned the small pumpkin by rubbing chalk all over it and then erasing it. This will prevent the numbers from sticking.

5. Season the chalk paint

I seasoned the small pumpkin by rubbing chalk all over it and then erasing it. This will prevent the numbers from sticking.

I then placed my number on the pumpkin - you could count down or up.

6. Use chalk to add numbers for your countdown

I then placed my number on the pumpkin – you could count down or up.

I put the twine into the pumpkin that came with the set and hot glued it to the large pumpkin. I hung it up and let the countdown begin!

7. Hot glue the little pumpkin to the big pumpkin

I put the twine into the pumpkin that came with the set and hot glued it to the large pumpkin. I hung it up and let the countdown begin!

I was at the dollar store and found these super cute wooden pieces for Halloween. With a little dye I turned them into a fun Halloween Countdown Calendar

You might be interested in the history of Halloween, and I have several other Halloween and fall projects.

How Many Days Till Halloween Video

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How many days until Halloween Q & A

Is Halloween the 31st or 1st?

Halloween is celebrated on October 31st. It is the eve of All Saints’ Day, which is observed on November 1st. The name “Halloween” is derived from “All Hallows’ Eve,” referring to the evening before All Saints’ Day. So, October 31st is the official date of Halloween.

How many days until Halloween ends?

Halloween is a single-day holiday celebrated on October 31st. It doesn’t last for multiple days like some other holidays. So, there are no days “until Halloween ends” since it is a one-day event. Once October 31st passes, Halloween is over for that year.

Who started Halloween and when did it start?


Halloween’s origins can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated by the Celts in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and it was believed to be a time when the boundary between the living and the spirit world was blurred. This festival was typically held around October 31st.

The Celts believed that during Samhain, the spirits of the dead would return to Earth, and people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off these spirits. They also left food and offerings for the spirits to appease them. The concept of wearing costumes and masks during this festival has similarities to modern Halloween traditions.

How many days till Halloween? With a little dye and paint, I created a fun Halloween Countdown Calendar with items from Dollar Tree

How Many Days Till Halloween Easy Dollar Tree Craft

How many days till Halloween? With a little dye and paint, I created a fun Halloween Countdown Calendar with items from Dollar Tree
Course Fall
Keyword how many days till halloween
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1
Author Chas
Cost $3-$5

Equipment

  • Hot Glue Gun

Ingredients

  • Large wood pumpkin
  • small wood pumpkin
  • Folk Art Ultra Dye
  • Folk Art Chalkboard Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk

Instructions

  • PAINT THE LARGE WOOD PUMPKIN
  • PAINT THE SMALL PUMPKIN
  • PAINT THE STEM OF THE LARGE PUMPKIN
  • SEASON THE CHALK PAINT
  • USE CHALK TO ADD NUMBERS FOR YOUR COUNTDOWN
  • HOT GLUE THE LITTLE PUMPKIN TO THE BIG PUMPKIN

Video

Check out some of my other Halloween decor!

Now it’s a bummer when it falls during a day of the week that is a week day when everyone has to work or go to school the next day. Guess what?!!! You don’t have to clean up your spider webs next Halloween! You can keep them up as your decorations.

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18 Comments

  1. This is a really clever idea. Your ideas always amaze me.
    Happy fall,
    Kippi

    1. You are so very sweet Kippi – thank you so much

  2. Julie Briones says:

    Super cute idea, Chas! Love that you can change the number easily! You have so many fun fall/Halloween projects!

    1. Thank you Julie, and thanks for the kind words. I love fall and Halloween, lots to inspire me this time of year 🙂

  3. Love this super cute count down! Thanks for all the craft ideas, I’m always on the hunt for something new to make! I hopped over from Farm Fresh Tuesdays.

    1. Thank you Laura, and thanks for stopping by.

  4. Such a clever idea, the kids are going to enjoy this. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week.
    Robin?

  5. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    1. Thank you Marilyn, I appreciate the support. See you at the next one.

  6. You always inspire and delight me with your creations! Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

    1. You are just so incredibly supportive and sweet Carol, thank you so very much!

  7. Chas, that is so cute!
    Thank you for sharing your project on Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.
    Have a great week 🙂

    1. Thank you so much KerryAnne, I’m so glad you think so. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    1. Thank you so much for your support Marilyn, I appreciate it 🙂

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