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This countdown calendar is perfect for any family that loves counting down the days to trick or treating. This pattern includes detailed directions and pictures to make this beautiful calendar that will be come a favorite family tradition. This calendar has roomy pockets to hold counters, candy, or anything else you can think of! (Directions include four different counters, ghost, pumpkin, spider, and witch.)
Completed Measurements -
Calendar: 28” x 45”
Pockets: 3 1/2” x 3 1/2"
A couple suggestions for uses:
* Make counters to count down the days. (Directions include four different counters: ghost, pumpkin, spider, and witch.)
* Plan some fun Halloween 'events' to do as a family and place in the pockets on the day you will do them. (pick pumpkins, watch a Halloween movie, make costumes, etc.)
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making a Halloween countdown calendar. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
Easy instructions. Super cute!
Great tutorial, very easy to follow.
Materials – all fabrics 44”/45”+ wide unless otherwise stated
•1 yard 72” wide felt, for calendar body (shown in black)
•1 yard cotton fabric, for background fabric (shown in orange polka dot)
•1/4 yard cotton fabric of three different Halloween fabrics, for pocket squares (shown in Halloween fabrics)
•1/2 yard cotton fabric, for numbers and title
•1 yard heavy-duty iron-on adhesive such as Heat n’ Bond Ultrahold, for letters/numbers
•1/2” – 3/4” wide dowel rod and 1 yard twine/ribbon for hanging
•buttons or other embelishments, optional
•matching and/or contrasting thread
•scraps of felt to make desired counter(s)
~ghost – white felt, black embroidery floss
~pumpkin – orange felt, green felt, brown felt, green embroidery floss, orange embroidery floss
~spider – black felt, small googely eyes, 8 black pipe stem cleaners
~witch – black felt, cream felt, scrap of ric rac for hat, button, black embroidery floss, orange embroidery floss
Helpful Tools and Supplies
•rotary cutter and cutting mat, not required but helpful
•long clear ruler or yardstick
•measuring tape or seam gauge
•pinking shears or pinking rotary blade
•regular fabric scissors
•small applique or trimming scissors, for cutting letters and numbers
•iron and pressing cloth
•white fabric pencil, if using black felt
•disappearing/water-soluable fabric marker
•Heavy Startch, sprayable
•tacky or hot glue
•hand sewing needle
•blush, to blush cheeks of counter
Completed Measurements - Calendar: 28” x 45” Pockets: 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”
You may not sell calendars made from this pattern or redistribute this pattern in anyway.