Monday, October 5, 2015

DIY Halloween Countdown

So after my Shanty-2-Chic floating shelves, I had some left over wood and a desire to use my saw again. I saw a cute Halloween countdown while searching Pinterest and though I would create one. I created the lettering in Microsoft Publisher and printed it all out on regular paper.

Next, I used one of my sanded pieces of plywood and laid out the board how I was imagining it. Once it was all measured out, I then went to used my miter saw to make the final cuts. For the frame, I used a 1x2x8 piece of Cedar and cut 45 degree cuts to make the frame. I then stained it with Minwax Jacobean stain.            

For the back of the board, I used chalkboard paint that I bought @ Home Depot by Rustoleum. It slightly curved the plywood when it had dried, so I used lots of jars and wood glue to hold everything down in place for it to dry.

After 24 hours, I removed all the jars and all the wood had stuck. Yay! Here is a picture of it after I was completed with this step.

Next, I added on the text part of the sign. With all the font cut out, I individually chalked (with regular chalk) the back of each piece of paper. I then placed it down where I wanted it and traced the lettering with a pen. It left an outline in white chalk. I then filled it in with paint markers and left the center of the box empty so you can change your countdown daily. I love projects that I can finish with leftover supplies. What do you all think?

Thanks for reading,

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1 comment:

  1. Shayla this is too cute! I would have never thought to make a sign to countdown Halloween but the littles would have loved this idea! Aunt CoCo seriously needs to get with the times :) Too cute! Hugs, CoCo