Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Countdown Calendar

LinkHi there! I wanted to pop in and quickly share this super cute Halloween project I created a few days ago. Inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest, I created a hybrid Halloween Countdown Treat-filled Calendar using a mini muffin tin tray and printed digi paper and elements from the fabulous new Autumn Fun - Ghoul's Night digi kit by Jady Day Studio (After 5 Designs). Each muffin tin hole is filled with a small Halloween candy or toy and like an Advent Calendar, we'll use it to count down the last 24 days until Halloween.

Jady Day Studio is the Guest Designer in October over at After 5 and she has some FABULOUS stuff planned for this month! (you can her regular shop filled with lots of other amazing kits HERE at Scrap Matters). But that Ghoul's Night kit is seriously so cute! I just had to share. So many fun Halloween papers and elements. I love it!

ETA: I've had a couple of questions about what I used to attach the paper to the tin. I just used regular paper adhesive. Like the tape runner variety. I typically use the red E-Z Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives and I just put 1 or 2 strips in each corner of each paper square and stuck it on. They peel off easy enough from the tin and don't seem to leave any adhesive behind. If it does, I'll just scrape it off with a fingernail. That being said, I could make this more re-usable year after year by using something like magnets, but there's not much overlap of the paper onto the tin around the hole (if that makes sense?). I suppose I could buy the adhesive magnet sheets and cut small strips to put on the sides of the paper? It's definitely worth trying I think. Each paper square measures about 2 1/8 inch square. I printed them out at 2.5 inches, but ended up needing to trim them down quite a bit to get them to fit. They're just a little over 2 inches each.

OK, that's it from me today. My Grandma is still here and it's still Fall Break. We're headed Upcountry this morning to Giggle Hill to the playground to try to let Dean burn off some energy. I think we'll drive back down the mountain on scenic Baldwin Ave and end up in Paia and have a couple of Cinnamon Crepes for lunch (nice and healthy, ya know!) at Cafe des Amis. Sounds like a perfect way to start a weekend to me. We have to get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow - my Sooners game kicks off at 6:00 a.m. here. ugh.


Jill said...

So cute! How did you attach the papers to the pan?

Betsy said...

Really cute idea! I'll have to pass this on to my daughter-in-law ~ she's an elementary teacher and could use this in her classroom.

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

jen, how big are the squares that cover the holes--1.5"? i too am interested in what you used to attach them to the muffin pan. magnets or velcro?

Anonymous said...

super cute jen!!! love the idea and love the eyeball in the tin.

Robin McK said...

Love love LOVE this Jen! Such an amazing project - looks like a lot of work! TFS