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31 Days to Boo-Day Countdown Candy Jar!


As most of you know I am a mommy to little girls ages three and four!  Now that fall has started so has the endless questions of, “when is Halloween?” and “When is Santa coming?”.  So I decided to make something fun to help them count down the days till Halloween by making a little jar filled with the correct number of candies to do the 31-day countdown.   We are on day two and they are thrilled every afternoon to get their little taste of what is to come at the end of the month!

In celebration of owning my Cricut for 2 years, I decided to use one of my fav carts and the VERY FIRST EVER cart I used, Simply Charmed! It will ever be close to my heart because of that!


Thanks for sharing a piece of “is it Halloween yet” pie with me!

Some fantastic challenges I am linking up to:

My Craft Spot: Boo to You

Scrappy Moms Stamps – Terrific Tuesdays


Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays

More than Favors: Wacky Wednesdays


Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed cut at 3 inches

Stamp: Peachy Keen- Simple Sallies

Stampin’ Up Pastels – for the cheeks and mouth coloring

Gelly Roll ink pens – for the eyes and freckles

Ribbon All Celebrate It brand from Michael’s – I make a homemade rosette


Stamp Ink: Stampin Up- Classic Black

Jar- Michael’s

Glue Dots (mini and medium sized)


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

11 responses »

  1. Super Cute Arin! My daughter can’t wai for Halloween too! Holly 🙂

    • thanks Holly! I should also mention, you inspried me on using Glue Dots for this project! The whole project was done with mini and medium sized Glue Dots! Who would have thought they were sooooo versitile!

  2. Simply Charmed for the first time ever??? How have you not used that one!?!?!?! LOL!!! What a fun count down jar, and a great idea for a way to count dow, tney’ll LOVE the candy!!

    • Thanks Missy. Oh No, it was the very first cart I ever used. I may need to go back and read my wording! lol… 🙂 maybe I have had too much candy today while filling up the goodie jar! 🙂

  3. Such a lovely cutey idea – your girls must be so excited! :-))

  4. This is super cute, Bestie!! I ended up getting Simply Charmed about 6 months ago & I have no idea what took me so long. It’s so awesome! I must find out how you made that orange ribbon rosette behind the ghost?? Fabulous project, as always!

    Diana 🙂
    Leelee Card Designs

  5. Arin, this is darling! LOVE IT! SMiles, Jill

  6. Very cute! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  7. liveloveandSCRAP!

    What an adorable project!!! I LOVE candy corn!!! Simply Charmed is one of my faves too!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Scrappy Mom’s!!!



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