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02 September 2010

Halloween Countdown Blocks

I really like all the blocks, initials, names, sayings, all of em. I do not like the price usually. Figured I might as well attempt my own for Halloween since I like kinda rustic whimsical Halloween stuff, they wouldn't have to be perfect! Hubby bought a 4x4 at the home store (which aren't really 4"x4" but close) and cut me few blocks off the end (about 4") and then sanded em for me so they dont have sharp corners and are pretty smooth. I sanded them a little more with a fine grade paper but not to super smooth, I like the woodgrain to show a little, you could spend more time sanding and get them much smoother if that's what you like. I just used some black acrylic paint, gave them a couple of coats and then some modpodge to cover and make it shiny! I used the Cricut machine and some Halloween scrapbook paper to cut the numbers out, then mod podge them on too. I didn't add anything else to them or rough the paint up at all. I might, but I want to see them out with the other Halloween stuff before I decide!

My blocks have 1 block with 1-6 and the other has 1,2 7,8,9 and 0. I can do a 32 day countdown, since I don't have 2 3 sides! I put the numbers on random, so they aren't all the same way or in any order on the block. I wasn't worried about them looking too perfect, I have a feeling some little people at our house will enjoy finding the right numbers!  There is still a lot of 4x4 left and with how fast and easy this was I am pretty sure there will be a Thanksgiving and Christmas set coming soon! 


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16 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this!!!! I'm now wondering if hubbie would buy me some 4X4 this weekend. You have the best ideas ;-)

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  2. Great idea! Fun & easy! I love them! Looking forward to seeing your Thanksgiving & Christmas ones, too.

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  3. They came out great! So adorable!

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  4. Hey Brittanie- I had to come back to say that I liked these so much that I featured it in my Friday Fave 5 post, you should check it out!

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  5. These are wonderful. Love the black and white and what a perfect way to countdown to Halloween.

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  6. Great job! I love saving money by making my own decorations! AND they are personalized to boot!

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  7. Oh! Those are cute! I love the spider webs!!!

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  8. so cute! I love the spiderwebs...and I too am into letters/ numbers . Thanks for sharing

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  9. OMG I love this idea! Such a cute way to countdown.

    I'd love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday! (If you want of course)

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/09/scraptastic-saturday-and-new-winner.html

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  10. Wow, those are so cool! I would love to link to them if you didn't mind. I just clicked over from Tatertots and Jello.

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  11. Nope, I don't mind at all! Thank You!!

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