I happen to love Halloween. I think it is the color scheme that has me sold really. Black, orange, purple, and white go so good together, that it makes me almost giddy. Don’t get me wrong. There are lots of things I don’t like about the holiday too. I am not into the costume thing, unless it was for my kids when they were babies. I hate having candy around the house too because it usually ends up in my mouth somehow. Even now, I am typing with a caramel apple sucker in my mouth! Yup, that is a yearly problem! I have several friends that do not have children, and take the opportunity to turn all the lights out, watch movies in the dark and ignore the doorbell altogether. I don’t blame them I guess, but it is only one night, and as a kid (and we all were kids once) wasn’t it the BEST night ever?! So, of course my 5-year-old and 8-year-old were way on board with a countdown board because they want to know exactly how long they have to wait until their night of hauling in the candy. And believe me, they make sure it is up to date.
My friend had actually asked me to make a countdown board, and she was making one, so we showed each other what we had come up with after we were done. Kind of fun. Finding Halloween fonts on http://www.dafont.com is always part of the process too. Here is my finished project:
Pretty simple. Painted some wood, routed it, sanded it (but you could get a precut and routed board from Michaels or Hobby Lobby), found some cute shapes at the Silhouette online store: http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com and cut the owl out of the chalkboard vinyl. I also added the “BEWARE” to that craft pumpkin in the picture, since I was cutting black vinyl anyway…that pumpkin still needs black rhinestones though, which I have not got around to do yet. I found the perfect easel at “Rod Works” for it too. I am crazy about the chalk ink that is so popular right now. You can get it in all kinds of colors. Their website is: http://www.chalkink.com I got my pens on Amazon. Hope you like it. Happy Halloween!