Halloween Countdown Tutorial by Marie Ramirez

Halloween is approaching quickly and if you have kids, I'm sure they are excited. I made this Halloween countdown so I didn't have to answer that question 5 times a day until Halloween. Here we go.

Heavy duty glue (I used beacon 3 in 1)

Black hat pins
Clear gems
Black Tulle

1. Start out by cutting circles. I used 1 inch - 3 inch circles. You will need at least 25 circles and if you have a circle punch - even better! I cut mine out by hand because they don't need to be perfect. Remember here that we want to have varied sizes.

2. Cut your circles into spirals.

3. Grasp the beginning of the spiral with your tweezers and begin to twirl. Remember that the inside of the circle is what is going to give your flower the color. The outside does not matter.

5. As you get to the end you should have a small circle at the end to glue your flower to. Place a glue dot or a strong dot of glue and push down.
Look at that! Your rose is done!

7. Now you'll need to paint your chalkboard frame black. Once dry, go ahead and glue down your roses. I ended up putting the larger ones in the corners and varied my sizes throughout. Stagger them and glue 'em down.

8. Fill in any bare spots with your tulle. Glue and pinch.

9. To finish it off, I added bling to some of the roses. I didn't want them all to have it just some to give it that little flash.

Now, just cut out a bat attach your hat pins. Viola! Halloween countdown complete!

We hope that you've enjoyed Marie's idea! Be sure and let us know what you think.


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Chrissy said...

Love it! What a great idea! I think I'm going to try this for Christmas as well.

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

This is awesome!!

Crystal said...

this is so amazing! i can't wait to whip one of these up for Christmas!! so ingenious...hugs and blessings!


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