How many days till Halloween? With a little dye and paint, I created a fun Halloween Countdown Calendar with items from Dollar Tree.
Did you know fall is my favorite season, and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays? 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). I get to light candles, eat pumpkin treats, and watch scary movies! It was time to make this fun countdown for our home to celebrate!
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
- Hot glue gun
instructions for your countdown till Halloween
I found this large pumpkin at the Dollar Store.
1. Paint the large wood pumpkin
I painted the entire thing with Folk Art Ultra Dye in the color Lady Marmalade.
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.
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.
4. Paint the stem of the large pumpkin
I painted the stem with Apple Barrel Burnt Umber paint.
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.
6. Use chalk to add numbers for your countdown
I then placed my number on the pumpkin – you could count down or up.
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!
How Many Days Till Halloween Video
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