Countdown to Halloween!

Countdown to the sweetest holiday of the year using this calender created by Andrea Atwater!

Project Steps:

1. Take your long boards and lay them up against a wall on the ground to keep them straight.

2. Lay the 4' boards on the long boards where you would like them and put 4 nails in each board (2 on each end will do).

3. Use half/half white paint to white wash the boards (no sanding needed, just brush off the boards first-rustic is good).

4. Stand up the frame and tape the stencils as you would like them first before painting.

5. If you would like the candy corn underneath the letters, paint them on first. You won't need a stencil-just make them wherever you like them. Let that dry (all the paint dries fast with raw wood like this) Now you can paint on the letters.

6. Add in embellishments like the spider or anything you think would be fun.

7. Cut out fun papers (you can paint them on also, but I like the dimensions of the banner paper of a thick glitter bond).

8. Spray with any color glitter you like (optional but prettier).

  • 8 Pieces - 4' Cedar Wood
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  • Nails and Hammer
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  • 2 Pieces - 8' long 2" x 2" boards
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  • Optional Embellishments
Andrea Atwater
  • Andrea Atwater
  • Andrea Atwater brings her expertise with Craft Attitude film to life with her unlimited creativity. Her portfolio is chockfull of DIY home accent projects, crafts for kids and many thoughtful gift ideas. When Andrea was first introduced to Craft Attitude film, it was all about custom shoe designs. That concept won the CHA 2012 Best Innovative Idea. Today, Andrea continues to make inspired Craft Attitude projects as well as many other fun crafts using a wide variety of materials that can be found right here on

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  • Stencil-It Reusable Lettering Set-5"
  • Stencil-It Reusable Lettering Set-6"
  • Foam Brushes 20/Pkg-1" Width
  • Americana Acrylic Paint 2oz-Orange Flame
  • Americana Acrylic Paint 2oz-Snow White/Opaque
  • Americana Acrylic Paint 2oz-Cadmium Yellow/Transparent
  • Americana Acrylic Paint 8oz-Lamp (Ebony) Black
  • 8 Pieces - 4' Cedar Wood
  • Nails and Hammer
  • 2 Pieces - 8' long 2" x 2" boards
  • Optional Embellishments