FloraCraft® Creepy Countdown

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

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!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Total project time does not include drying time.
  • 2
    Build 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).
  • 3
    Start 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).
  • 4
    Paint the entire tower and the disc solid Black and let dry.
  • 5
    Draw the numbers on the balls first using a White color pencil. Outline the numbers and fill in using the fabric paint applicator. Let dry.
  • 6
    Glue a length of ribbon around the outside edge of the disc.
  • 7
    Use the Halloween embellishments to decorate the tower each day of the month as it counts down to Halloween.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 6 inch 104183647
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 5 inch 104183643
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 2 pc. 4 inch 104183639
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635 (2)
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2-1/2 inch 104183631 (2)
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 16 pc. 1 inch 104183629
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Disc 6 inch x 1 inch 104179465
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 8 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104521687
  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint 4 oz. Slick White 104130905
  • Halloween Embellishments of Your Choice
  • Morex Organdy Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard Assorted Halloween 104758582
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311 or Serrated Knife
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 2 104118908
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • White Color Pencil
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 2 104118908
  • Toothpicks