Here we go:
I started with this old, worn out dry erase board. As you can see, we haven't used it since February, but I kept it thinking that I could turn it into something at some point. However, you could use anything you want.
I gathered up all my supplies. Mod Podge, paint brush, scissors, craft glue, Halloween scrapbook paper, black cardstock, and my heavy duty hole punch.
I took the calendar out of the frame and Mod Podged 4 sheets of polka dot paper to it. I made sure to line up the paper perfectly before I added the Mod Podge.
Here is the coat of Mod. I accidentally added too much and had to scrape some off, and I still ended up with a few small wrinkles.
Here is how I folded it over the side of the board and then Mod Podged that as well.
Adding my first coat of Mod to the front.
Here it is back in the frame.
(you can see some wrinkles here, but they're undetectable now that it's finished)
Now I needed to add the numbers. I had some small removable hooks on hand, so I decided to use those, but they were white and clashed with all the black.
So I traced them onto some black cardstock, cut it out and glued the paper to the front of the hooks.
I glued the hooks onto the board with craft glue and then I put a coat of Mod Podge over the black paper so that it would match.
Next step was to make the numbers. All I did was use Word, drew squares, added numbers (be sure to make two copies of each 1,2, and 3) and printed.
Then cut them out with scissors and punched a hole to fit onto the hooks. I made sure to punch all of the numbers at the same time so that the hole would be in the same spot on all of them.
Now it's time to reveal the finished "Countdown to Candy" Calendar!!!
Oh, I forgot that I also added a strip of black cardstock in the center to cover where the paper came together just to make it look more clean.
Aren't the little trick-or-treaters so adorable?!
And of course the little owl!
Here are the finished numbers.
What do you think? I'm so excited to start using it!! I hope you like it!!
This project only cost $2.00 to make and that was for the scrapbook paper! I love re-purposing old, worn out items!!
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