Sunday, August 30, 2009

Magnetic Halloween Calendar

Magnetic Halloween Calendar

This project was a blast to put together. It started with this sign I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby...


And now it's a magnetic Halloween calendar...


The sign was already metal, so I knew it would work great for this project! I've been wanting to do a magnetic advent/Halloween calendar for about two years and I'm so excited it's DONE.

I spraypainted the sign black and then painted on the calendar lines with a brush liner.

For the images, I went straight to Lisa's Altered Art
. She is my "go to gal" for all sorts of images. Take a peek at all the cool stuff she does! I just looove all her goodies!

Looking in my craft stash, I found a bag of wooden squares and glued a different image on each wooden square. Here's what they looked like right outta the bag...

Back to my craft stash, and I find some leftover 1-inch magnet squares from a previous craft, and adhered those to the backs of the wooden squares.

Now to work on the calendar day numbers. I printed the numbers in a typewriter font (Headline) and inked those up to match the images. I cut those out and glued 'em on each square. I inked up the edges of each square 'cause that's just a whole lotta fun right there.

One last dig in my craft stash and I found a bag of random Scrabble letters. I found letters for each day of the week, and a few spooky words, too. I just LOVE when a project like this comes together! Then I attache
d magnets to them and put them in place.

Be sure to check out this post for the Christmas version of this calendar!

Here's a few final on a pic for a detailed photo of these fun images!


Be sure to check out this post for the Christmas version of this calendar!

This calendar has been sold, but I'm prepared to make more! Please leave a comment if you would like to order one.

Check out a few more cool boards at granvillehouse blog!

I'm featuring this before and after creation on Thrifty Chick's Before & After Party post and over on Twice Remembered's blogspot, so be sure to check there for even more way cool before & after pictures!

I've added this to the Falling for Fall party over at Blue Cricket Design's blog, too!


  1. Lori, this countdown calendar is so much fun! If I still had kidlets at home I would have to make one of these. Can't wait to see your Christmas version! ~Joyce

  2. That is it!

  3. Lori I love it! What a creative idea!

  4. YOu amaze me! That is so great! I love it on sooo many levels.

  5. That is awesome! I love advent calendars so I might have to give this one a go. I am amazed that you saw the possibility in the horrendous item before. What an impressive eye!

  6. This calendar rocks my socks! I'm sure that it was a TON of work, but it is awesome!


    (p.s. I just came from One Pretty Thing)

  7. I saw this on One Pretty Thing and I love it. I want to make a new perpetual calendar for my kitchen and this has got me thinking...thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Super cute! Saw you on Make your Monday!

  9. Fab.u.lous. That's all I'm gonna say about that.

  10. that is incredible!

    Love it!


  11. This is fantastic!Those cool images totally make it awesome! I'll have to go check that out!Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Blue Cricket! Please add the links button when you get a chance!

  12. I love advent calendars and the vintage images are darling!!! I have added a link to your project on my blog.
    Thanks for posting.