lumber (mine was a 1x6 about 14 inches long)
modge podge or clear coat
6 large binder clips
Scrapbook paper and embellishments
A list of 13 countdown activities
Paint your board black, then sand its edges to distress it a little. Finish with a clear coat of modge podge. Once it is dry you can add your binder clips. No need to glue these, they barely fit over the board. Instead of closing the binder clip all the way leave the hinge attached to the back open so you will have twelve spots for the countdown.
Then decorate to your hearts content. For each of the thirteen days list a fun activity. Mine included carving pumpkins, Halloween movie night, making carmel apples, and the last day of course is the trick or treating. I also have three that say pick a treat box which is why I have those cute boxes sitting next to the board.
I used magnets to attach some of the activities, some are on the back of the numbers and one is inside that cute black and white envelope. Since there are only twelve spots and thirteen days for the last day I made a paper lolly that said trick or treat and put it in the bottom corner.
All finished, let the countdown begin.
List of Printables Used (let me know if I missed one):
white treat box: psitsinthedetails.etsy.com
bat/pumpkin: paper crave
No. 3 & 8: oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com
All other numbers and printables from matthewmeadstyle.com