FloraCraft® Creepy CountdownBack to category
FloraCraft® Creepy Countdown
Make this FloraCraft® Creepy Countdown along with the Boo Crew for a spooky Halloween centerpiece! It's sure to fright and delight all your guests!
- Time:2 hours
1Total project time does not include drying time.
2Build the countdown tower. Use the foam cutter or serrated knife to cut a small flat spot off the 6 inch ball. Cutting a flat spot on the balls before gluing them together gives them a larger point of contact for a more secure bond. Insert a toothpick into the center of the foam disc and glue the cut side of the ball to the center of the disc. Cut a small flat spot at the top of the 6 inch ball and insert a toothpick. Cut a small flat spot on the side of the 5 inch ball and glue to the top of the 6 inch ball. Cut a small flat spot to the top of the 5 inch ball and insert a toothpick. Repeat to attach the 4 inch ball to the top of the 5 inch ball. Repeat this process to continue building the tower up using the six 3 inch balls next (numbers 28 23).
3Start to turn the tower to create the spiral using the six 2-1/2 inch balls as shown (numbers 22 17). As the tower starts to turn you will need to position the small flat spots you cut so that the next ball sits slightly leaning to the right of the previous ball. Continue building the tower using the six 2 inch balls next (numbers 16 11). Cut the flat spots on the balls so that they create the slight curve out and down as shown. Start to spiral the tower back up using the six 1-1/2 inch balls next as shown (numbers 10-5). Then add the four 1 inch balls to finish the last downward curve of the tower as shown (numbers 4-1).
4Paint the entire tower and the disc solid Black and let dry.
5Draw the numbers on the balls first using a White color pencil. Outline the numbers and fill in using the fabric paint applicator. Let dry.
6Glue a length of ribbon around the outside edge of the disc.
7Use the Halloween embellishments to decorate the tower each day of the month as it counts down to Halloween.