Magnetic Halloween Countdown

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays!


And since it’s right around the corner, I decided that Connor and I needed a fun way to countdown to the exciting day.


I was able to make this fun, magnetic Halloween countdown using fabulous products from Plaid and Mod Podge.


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Here is what you need to make your own Halloween countdown:

  • a piece of wood cut to 12 in x 12 in
  • a piece of sheet metal cut 8 in x 8 in
  • a piece of scrapbook paper
  • countdown printable (download HERE)
  • Sparkle Mod Podge
  • Washable Mod Podge
  • Glossy Sealer
  • ribbon
  • drill
  • Embellishments:  plastic bats, spiders
  • glitter
  • Mod Podge brush
  • Mod Podge roller
  • cement glue or any strong glue
  • stickers to go over date and to spell out “Happy Halloween”
  • magnet

Step 1:  Use the mod podge brush to spread the glitter Mod Podge over the piece of wood and the back of the scrapbook paper.  Lay scrapbook paper over the wood and smooth out using the roller.  Let dry.

Step 2:  Cut Countdown printable so it is 8 x 8.  Use mod podge to adhere Countdown Printable to sheet metal.  Then spread a layer of mod podge over top of printable.


Step 3:  While that is all drying, start adding glitter to embellishments.  I found the spiders and bats at the Dollar Store.  Spread mod podge over spiders and bats (or whatever you want to use).  Cover with glitter.  Once the dry seal with the Glossy Sealer.


Step 4:  Now that everything is dry, drill holes in top of wooden board.  Thread ribbon through holes and tie knots on both ends


Step 5:  Glue the metal countdown to the center of the wood piece.


Step 6:  Glue embellishments to board


Step 7:  Create the date marker by adding a magnet to the back of sticker or image you want to use.


Step 8:  Hang and admire!



Now we are all ready to start the countdown!  I can’t wait!!


Thank you Blueprint Social and Plaid for all the fabulous Mod Podge supplies! We all know Mod Podge is awesome!!

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  1. Super cute!! I recently made {and posted about} a Halloween countdown using a cookie sheet and stickers turned into magnets!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. Love this, Kara! FB shared last night! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

  3. This is a cool idea and could be adapted for almost any occasion.


  4. Love this! I am stopping over from Ladybird Ln’s linky party! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is amazing! So fun and festive. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already.

  6. What a super cute Halloween Countdown! I too love decorating for Halloween. I am very excited to have discovered your blog through Mingle with Us Blog Hop. Happy to be a new follower.

  7. Kara – this is adorable!!!!

  8. This countdown is super cute!!

    I featured this on my blog today:

    And I pinned it too!:

  9. Love this countdown method! :) You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby’s Halloween Decor Challenge! :)

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