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Cricut Halloween Decoration – Chalkboard Countdown

I don’t know why, but I love a good holiday countdown.  We already have our really fun Build-a-Scene countdown calendar, but I couldn’t resist making another Halloween chalkboard countdown.  It’s a great Cricut Halloween decoration to make.  All you need is a board, some stain or paint, and some vinyl.

Cricut Halloween Decoration - Chalkboard Countdown(This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission, at no extra cost to you, if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

To make this Cricut Halloween decoration, you’ll need:

Cricut Halloween Decoration - Chalkboard countdown with free Halloween svg cut file.

I made a step-by-step video showing you exactly how to import the Halloween svg and make this on your Cricut.  You can watch it below.  (If you’re using an ad blocker, you may need to disable it to see the video.)

 

First, brush your board with a coat of stain.  Make sure the stain you use isn’t too dark, or you wont’ be able to see the lettering.  I used Varathane Aged Wood Accelerator.  As an alternative, you could also paint the board.

wood stain board

Upload the Halloween svg into Design Space, change the colors, and attach the parts that you’d like to cut together.  Place the vinyl on your mat, load it into the machine, and cut.

cut vinyl on Cricut Maker

Weed the excess pieces of vinyl and dispose of them.

Halloween Cricut Craft

Put transfer tape over the weeded vinyl design and rub it on.

Cricut Halloween Decoration - Chalkboard Countdown

Peel the paper backing off the vinyl, place it on the board, and rub it down to adhere.  Peel off the transfer tape, and you’re done.  If you’re new to vinyl, I definitely recommend going back and watching that video for some tips.

Cricut Halloween Decoration - Chalkboard Countdown

I’m so excited to start another fun countdown tradition with my kids.  They are already so excited to use it for Halloween, and are begging to write 50 days on the board.  I just might let them this year.  Goodness knows, we need something to look forward to!

Cricut Halloween Decoration - Chalkboard countdown with free Halloween cut file!

Get the free Halloween svg cut file!

Click here to download this free cut file.

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