Halloween Countdown Calendar

halloween countdown calendar

You are probably no stranger to the adorable Halloween countdown calendars that Pottery Barn Kids sells each year. My kids simply adore countdowns, especially when there’s trick-or-treating at the end! Crafting Chick Jamie created her own felt calendar after seeing one of PBK’s lovelies years ago and went all out designing and decorating it with pumpkins, spiders, and other Halloween symbols. The excitement on her kids’ faces as they rush to countdown another day has been payment enough for the long hours cutting felt.

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Felt Pumpkin Chair Backer

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As shared on Infarrantly Creative, I created custom chair backers for my kiddos last year and started a new tradition where they get a special note or treat inside the pouch each day. I mean kids don’t get enough treats at Halloween, right {wink}? Ha! The real point for me though is just witnessing the excitement even one little Hershey kiss can bring. It makes my heart smile, and I cannot wait to continue the tradition this October!

pb kids knockoff pumpkin chair backer

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Easy as 1, 2, 3 Numbers Floor Pouf

diy numbers pouf

Charlotte from Ciburbanity recently participated in a contest where she was challenged to create a sewing project using fabric from Waverly. Since she doesn’t consider herself a skilled seamstress, Charlotte knew a copycat project was the way to go and found an adorable numeric pouf for inspiration. She combined her lovely blue floral fabric with canvas drop cloth to put a fun twist on Land of Nod’s comfy math cushion.

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Doll Crib with Changing Table

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!

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Transportation Wall Art for Less Than $10

transportation wall art

Krista from While He Was Napping knew paying $69 for one piece of artwork for her son’s room was out of the question, especially when she wanted a whole set of the cute transportation canvases. “What’s a budget-strapped momma to do?” Krista asks. Make her own, of course! Being the resourceful gal she is, Krista even made the stretched canvases herself from picture frames before adding the fabric vehicles. All four canvases cost her less than $10 to create!

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Kids Train Table

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Like couches in living rooms, activity tables are staple furnishings for playrooms. However, they can be quite pricey, especially considering the fact that kids aren’t exactly gentle on furniture. Janette from Style with Cents shares how to make a table that is TWICE as big and HALF the cost of one of Pottery Barn Kid’s most popular activity tables using MDF and fence posts. I can’t say it any better than Janette – “That’s what you call WINNING, my friends.”

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Personalized Canvas Nightlight

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I think part of the appeal of Pottery Barn Kids is that pretty much anything can be customized. However, as we all know, custom comes at a cost. Like… $35 for a nightlight. Ouch! Fortunately, crafty ladies like Vanessa from Tried and True have a knack for getting that custom look without spending $35 on something that costs $5 at Wal-mart. Vanessa shares at Crafts Unleashed how she made this adorable nightlight using a mini canvas and tissue paper. Too cute!

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Spinning Chore Chart

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Now, I know these aren’t knock-offs exactly, but I am so smitten with Brooke’s spinning chore charts at All Things Thrifty I simply had to share. Brooke, being the creative genius that she is, turned two lazy Susans into fun AND decorative spinning chore charts for her kids. Who would ever think kids would actually [...Read More]