Fall in the South is beautiful but takes a while to arrive. Last night, it felt “chilly” for the first time. Now, I’m talking 73 degrees chilly, all but after months of heat and humidity, the breeze blowing through the open porch door and windows was chilly to me. It was colder in the house than it’s been summer. (I keep the a/c at 78 during the day, but that’s a topic for another day). As I remember the Halloweens of my teens when there actually was frost, if not snow, on the pumpkins, I get anxious for the first cool night. Sleeping with the windows open and waking to birdsong was a delight. It’s supposed to climb back up into the high 80s, but as long as the humidity stays away, I’m perfectly ok with that.
Today, I put my Halloween Countdown calendar up on my mantle. It looks great there, with the other decor I’m slowly putting out. I altered the Christmas Countdown Project Kit to create a fun hide-and-go-treat box to help us countdown the days to Halloween. Ok, who’m I kidding? It just an excuse to eat Halloween chocolate, but in a cute package!
I loved working with the Christmas Countdown Project Kit. When my 10 year old niece was here in August, she helped me unbox it. Her first words were, “Auntie Chelle, this is really sturdy. It will last a long time.” Pretty smart kid, huh? You’ll be able to save this for to use for years to come. And it’s super easy to put together. Even altering it as I did, it only took 2 hours to put together – and that was before coffee! So, imagine, putting one together for Christmas or Halloween with a bunch of friends. It would be a fun, relaxing girls’ night out and you’d go home ready to countdown the holidays.
Ready to book your Christmas Countdown event? We can do it in person, or we can do a Facebook party and I’ll craft along with you! Contact me now to reserve your date. My calendar fills up quickly during the holidays.
- 1 Christmas Countdown Project Kit
- Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, 2″ x 2″ squares (25)
- Basic Black Cardstock, 1 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punches (25)
- Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, 11 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ (3)
- Using a sponge dauber and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, sponge the white edges and center dividers of the box.
- Using the 1 7/8″ scalloped circle punch, punch a notch at the top of each square of paper. Adhere to front of boxes with liquid glue.
- Adhere numbers to black scalloped circles. Add with dimensionals.
- Add strips of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper to the top and 2 sides of your project.
- Fill with candy or other spooky treats!