Hello! I am Brooke and I’m a new “Crafting Chick”! 🙂 I love digital scrapbooking and photography, and taking care of my 3 little kids (and my hubby). I’m so excited to be posting some of my little projects here with these creative gals. Hooray! Happy to be here.

Since it’s the beginning of October, I wanted to do a quick project with my kids since they are always asking me “when is it going to be Halloween!” So I made a simple DIY Halloween Countdown for them so they can know exactly how many days until Halloween.

I just used an 18×18 inch magnet board for the base. Then I created 31 round mini “layouts” in Photoshop Elements (using the digital kit “Batty For You” available at http://www.ggdigitaldesigns.com/), printed them at Costco on luster photo paper, and cut them out. They ended up being 2.5 inches in diameter. I used a 3 inch scallop punch and punched out 31 scalloped circles from black cardstock, then adhered the numbered circles to the scalloped circles with double-sided tape. Then I simply added a magnet to the backs of the circles and ribbon at the top of the magnet board, and I was done! My kids even helped me tape and put the magnets on. It was a fun, inexpensive project and they are excited to put a new magnet on every day. You could really do this for any holiday or countdown.
Let me know if you have any questions at all! 🙂 Happy October!


  1. Super cute. We are happy to have you join us Brooke.

  2. Very cute!

  3. I just discovered your blog and love it. I love this project. What did you use to punch holes in your tin?

  4. Very cute! I love the idea of it being magnetic.

  5. Love it! Where did you get the 18×18 board?

  6. Liberty and Katie, I bought the board at a place called The Wood Connection in SLC, it has lots of unfinished wood projects. The holes were already punched out when I bought it. Hope that helps! 🙂

  7. Oh I wish I lived closer to SL. I miss all the crafty places there! Thanks Brooke.

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