Thursday, September 22, 2011

DIY Thursday: HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN!!!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Haha! J/k! Although it feels like it should be here anyday because the stores are all decked out! Well I love Halloween and am super excited for it this year. So I am posting this early so we can all be prepared to countdown to my most favorite of all holidays!



So I had my hubby (I totally could have done it, but was a wee bit stressed about other stuff and he took pity on me!) cut my two blocks. He cut them to be square which is a little bit under 4 inches. He also cut out a 7 inch piece from a 2x4. And then I sanded them down so they looked nice =)

So I kinda forgot to take a picture of the painting process, but I just painted them black. I used acrylic paint.
I cut out my halloween paper to fit the sides. I chose 12 different patterns and I cut them 3x3.
Them I used some mod podge on the blocks and pressed my paper on. After they were good and dry I put another layer of mod podge on top to seal it all in.
So pretty...
Here are some more views of my different sides.


My friend Wendi cut me some vinyl. I did the Bedbug font.

In order to make it so that you can do the countdown correctly here are where the #'s need to go:

Block A: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Block B: 0, 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

(Make sure you use a font so that the 9 can reverse to a 6!!!)
And here they are all dolled up!





I seriously love it!

My church did them on a Super Saturday 2 years ago, well except they were for Christmas. And I knew then that I needed a Halloween set...so finally, 2 years later...I FINALLY got it made =)


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14 comments:

Triny Kay said...

LOVE these!!! i think i am going to make a set for christmas =) maybe halloween if i can get my butt in gear soon enough =)

The Clegg Family said...

Love them...I'm seriously considering going to Home Depot to get some wood :)

Tony and Tiffany said...

I totally love these as well. I think I may just have to make one or maybe two myself!

Mooners said...

Can i let a sneak peak into the giveawa??? ummmm there might be 3 pieces of wood in it for the lucky winner!!!!

Keri said...

i think we should all get together and have a mod podge party- cuz I want to make some of these too! Any takers?

Erin said...

L-O-V-E...LOVE IT!!!

Katie said...

Cute Halloween blocks!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Flipchickdesigns said...

SO Cute! We did these last year for Super Sat too--and I still haven't finished them! Maybe now I will! Great job!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

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Jackie said...

I love these.I really like the patterns you chose to decorate with. I am going to make a set for both Halloween and Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Super cute project. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I have to make one for my daughters!

The Clegg Family said...

My SIL saw my cute blocks, and she totally wants to make some :)

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