Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halloween Advent Calendars

Today on Studio 5 we showed three easy Halloween Countdowns that you can craft in no time.  Or, if you prefer, two of these countdowns come as kits.  Kits will be available Monday.  Just call to sign up at either store if you are interested in having one reserved for you.
Halloween Banner Countdown- 
Download GARLAND INSTRUCTIONS
Download GARLAND NUMBERS
Or, order a Kit. $30 (includes everything you need except the candy and treats)
Garland full
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Spooky Tree Countdown: This fun tree is so easy to make.  The tree is a wood base (made by Kaisercraft $19.99-available at both our stores)  Simply paint the tree black and then use fun colored ribbon to tie on treats and goodies for your little trick-or-treaters.  We also added cardstock tags decorated with number and halloween stickers (Making Memories word fetti). So Easy and So Cute!
Tree countdown
Magnet Board Halloween Countdown
Kits Available Monday $32- call ahead and reserve yours today. (includes everything you need except adhesive)
Supplies you will need:
1-15X15 Magnet Board ($9.99 at Heartland)
1 Black paper for tree (We used embossed Bazzil black dot)
1 patterned paper for tree (We used Blackbird Crows paper by My Mind’s Eye)
Patterns for tree and trunk Download TREE PATTERNS
1 sheet of Chipboard Stickers (We used Blackbird by My Mind’s Eye)
1 Clear acetate sheet
1 sheet of printouts on green Download MAGNET BOARD NUMBERS
1 sheet of printouts on cream
16 bottle caps ($0.10 each at Heartland)
16 bottle cap toppers (4 for $1 at Heartland)
34 Magnets ($0.25 each at Heartland)
1 yard of ribbon to tie at top
Epoxy for gluing on magnets
Adhesive for tree and trunk
Instructions:
1. Cut out pieces from printouts.  If you have a 1” circle punch, it works perfectly for the bottlecap pieces.
2. Place chipboard pieces on clear acetate with numbers tucked underneath the pieces so that they are adhered between the acetate and the chipboard.
3. Cut around chipboard pieces so that they have a slight acetate border.
4. Trace tree and trunk onto papers and cut out.
5. Adhere tree background and trunk onto magnet board using your choice of adhesive.
6. Adhere paper numbers inside each bottlecap. Top each paper with an epoxy topper.
7. Using epoxy, adhere magnets to the back of each chipboard piece and bottle cap.
Begin on September 30th  with a blank tree.  Each day, add the corresponding piece (begin with 31 on the 30th and on Halloween, you will add the orange “Halloween Night” piece.
Magnet complete