Monday, October 6, 2008

Countdown to Halloween

I keep seeing Halloween countdown calendars that I love and my favorite is from Just a Girl, a blog that I just recently found. I LOVED her project and I knew the boys would get a kick out of opening a new box every morning. But, I started this project a little late and didn't have time to make the boxes. So...here is our version.



I used little brown paper bags that I found at Michaels and decorated them with stickers and my leftover Halloween ribbon. Really quick and no painting involved which saved me a lot of time.



I put two small trinkets or pieces of candy in each bag (mostly from Dollar Tree) and hung them from a ribbon on our mantle.

I could only fit about 10 bags at a time on the ribbon, but this worked out for me because I still need a few more treats to fill up the rest of our bags! I think that on the 31st I will put some of those fun glow sticks and bracelets in their bags for trick or treating!

Oh, I almost forgot! I still haven't given up on the countdown calendar with boxes! Don't you think that would make a great Christmas advent calendar? Me too!

18 comments:

Chris said...

OH my gosh, Stephanie, I LOVE your version! I gotta tell ya--it looks a LOT easier and just as cute! However, please DO make it for Christmas! I already have an advent for that, but I'd love to see how yours turns out! Great job!

Traci said...

Now that makes me wish my kiddos were small again....too cute!!!

Jen r. said...

Very cute!

new every morning said...

What a great idea!!!
I want to do one for Christmas!

Michelle said...

Thats a really cute version...looks easier too....

Nichole said...

What a great idea! This one's going in my file of idea for when I have kids :o)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Way To Go mom!!! These are the things your children will talk about for years to come. You're making treasured memories!!
M.L.

Denise K. said...

Absolutely adorable!!!!

I LOVE your idea and will have to recreate it!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy Monday! Happy Fall!

Astrid said...

WOW! That is super clever! It's kind of too bad that I already have a calendar since yours is super cute!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Genius!I have to make those! Sooo cute!

Halfpint said...

So smart! I love this idea.

Stacey said...

Very good idea! Love it

Vintage Mommy said...

What a super idea! My kids will love this! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Christian said...

How cute, how simple, just my style! I think my older kids would love this as a birthday countdown! Thanks for checking out my Halloween post, and for leaving me a comment. I found the tulle at Joann for $1.50 a yard, bought 2 yards and made 8" cirlces, doubled up.

Meghan said...

Oh!
This is adorable.
Great creative twist.

You have given me an idea for next year for my youngest.

My two oldest are cynical! LOL

Kimba said...

I love your version of the countdown! So simple and cute! That could be adapted for any holiday. What a great idea!

Thanks for coming to my party! Happy halloween!
Kimba

Elisa said...

Great idea..! Like the way of Halloween countdown.

bgoodreau said...

so cute!!