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Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks

Howdy everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and maybe pigged out on some yummy fried foods :)

Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Today I wanted to show the new countdown blocks I made with some yummy new Halloween paper from Echo Park. I LOVE this collection with all the orange and black & white!! It’s great! Plus, we are making these as part of Super Saturday this year and it’ll be great!

Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Anywhoo, I made this set awhile back, but didn’t show a whole tute…..so here goes with pics and all!!

Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Sooooooooo, start off with 2 blocks 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (get a 4 x 4 and cut it down…..they are really 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, don’t ask me why……but that’s the way it is :) You also need a 1″ thick piece cut 8″ x 3 1/2″ for the base.
Now, paint these puppies black.

Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Annnnnnnnd while they dry, cut out 12 squares of paper 3″ x 3″. Don’t forget to cut a small strip for the front of the base. Of COURSE I used Apothecary collection from Echo Park and the papers are double-sided, so that means you have double the choices!!

 Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Mod Podge the paper onto your blocks and a little strip onto the front of the base.
Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Then, while you let that dry, cut out your numbers (and “countdown”) using your die cut machine OR you can just print them out onto the back of your paper in reverse and then cut them out by hand.
You will need: 0,0,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,6,7, & 8 (make sure the #6 can double as #9 if it’s turned upside-down)
Then, glue on your numbers and the word “countdown”. On the first block put: 0,1,2,3,4, & 5 On the second block put: 6 (will also double as 9), 7,8,0,1,2
Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com
After those are dry, you can seal with a few coats of Mod Podge or a finishing spray. And….
Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Yay! How ca~ute are these new ones!?!?!?

Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com

LOVE IT!!!!
Anyhoo, I’m also putting these kits in my Etsy shop in case you don’t have time to gather all the materials yourself (busy time of year and all).
Stay tuned…..I have a lesson to teach you all that I learned from my daughter about sharing in kindergarten……

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

Comments

  1. You are a genius. I wondered how the blocks would get labeled with all those numbers and a limited number of block faces but you had a strategy. Yahoo!

  2. If you are using vinyl numbers, would you mod podge the blocks before or after you add the numbers?
    These are super cute and I plan to make them this week!

  3. These are so adorable!!

  4. Hi Patti! If you are using vinyl, you just stick the vinyl on first and then apply the modpodge to seal it. Good luck!

  5. Suzanne~ Hahahaha! FINALLY! Someone who recognizes my genius! Thanks a million!!

  6. Great job! I love these!

  7. Emily, what is the link to your Etsy shop?

  8. Abby~ The link is on the right side at the top and I just added the countdown set…..sorry it took so long ;)

  9. I am currently in the process of making these blocks as we speak! I didn’t get to them last year but they will be finished soon!

    What kind of finishing spray do you use so that they don’t stick together from the mod podge?

    Thanks!

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  11. Priceless!!!!!

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