Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Countdown Chain

Handy Boy has been hounding me lately, asking "When's Halloween?!?!" He is 9 and has a better sense of time than younger kids, but a month still seems like ages to him.

I decided to make him a Halloween Countdown chain. I have made Christmas countdown chains for him in the past, so why not Halloween? This was very easy to do. You could also make a countdown chain for a birthday, or a big trip, using different paper.

I used 12x12" scrapbook paper. I chose Halloween colors, and cut them into 1 inch wide strips, using my Making Memories trimmer. You can buy this trimmer at craft stores. I LOVE THIS TRIMMER! I highly recommend it for any kind of scrapbooking or paper crafting.

Here are all of the Halloween colors I used. Different shades of orange, gray, brown, black, etc.

I sta
pled all of the rings together. After, I noticed that some of my scrapbook paper was white on one side, but Handy Boy won't care. He'll take one ring off every night before he goes to bed.

Here it is! I decided to make enough rings for the rest of September. Why not? Handy Boy loved it. I was going to work on this when he came home from school today, but I couldn't wait. ;-)

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Connie said...

I remember making paper chains when I was a kid (a long, long, long time ago), I loved making them for Christmas. I love your take on making it into a countdown chain. Very clever.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Leah said...

I don't scrap book, but I really dig that trimmer!

Danni said...


Pittypat Paperie said...

What a cute idea. I bet he loved it Ü

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittpat Paperie and leaving the nice comment. Hope you can come back for another visit real soon.

the cape on the corner said...

such a cute idea, love the paper you used. i want to make some sort of halloween countdown. and happy anniversary, such a cute wedding photo!

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your comment on my fall wreath. i truly appreciate it! oh, and love your blog name. so cute. yeesh, that's a lot of cute!

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