Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mummy Jars

One thing I have noticed around our house is we have jars, lots and lots of jars. Canning jars, baby food jars, even large pickle jars we have hung onto. So what do you do with so many jars? You make crafts out of them of course!

And what could be more cute then these "Mummy Jars!" They are easy to make and add a splash of fun to any Halloween setting. This craft is so simple, even very little children can make one. So let's get ready to make a few (or more!)

Once you have collected up all your jars of varying sizes, it is time to wrap them mummies up! We had wide gauze, so I cut the strips in half. By cutting the gauze in half, I think, it gave the mummies a more tattered look. Start by putting a dot of craft glue on the jar and attach the gauze. Next? Simply wrap the gauze around the jar till you have your mummy wrapped the way you want it and secure the other end with another dot of craft glue. Use as much or as little gauze as you want because it is all personal preference.

When you have your jar "mummified" the way you want it, simply glue on two wiggle eyes and your done! For an added touch, drop in a tea candle (or one of those fake battery operated candles) in your jar to give it a warm glow. If you use the battery operated candles it can double as a season night light. You could fill the jar with treats and give them to friends or leave them on an elderly neighbors porch as a surprise! We used the jars we made last year as part of our site decorating when we went camping at Halloween!





69 comments:

  1. Hi Mindie! These mummy jars are so cute. I love easy decorating ideas like this for upcoming holidays. Pinning and will be making these for Halloween!

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    1. And they are so easy to make you can get kids to make them for you! LOL

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    1. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today (from last week's Pin Junkie Blogiversary Link Party) and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  3. I want to be copycat and make some of these Halloween jars for our home decor. Nice Work. Super Cute. ;o)

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  4. Oh my gosh these are so darn cute!! And I just love your blog; just found it and have had fun looking around :)

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  5. So cute! What a great Halloween craft! Thanks for linking up at Tips and Tricks!

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  6. How fun! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn“ Linky Party.

    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva's

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  7. Ah your mummy jars are so cute! Great project for Halloween. Pinning! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is to cute. My kids will love this. I've got to make them. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

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  9. SO cute...and so quick and easy to make too! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  10. Theses are the cutest things ever and so simple to make. Thanks for sharing

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  11. So cute and so easy...Thanks for sharing these on the Friendship Friday Party!

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  12. So simple, yet so cute! They look great in the daytime and even better at night time. Great job and creativity :)

    If you have time you should totally link this up at our Blog Strut! We would LOVE to have you!

    Amber

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  13. Love these! They make me wish I was still teaching! What a cute little classroom project they would make! I'm going to make a bunch for myself though! Awesome! Love you blog, so glad I found it! :)

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  14. This is a clever idea. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  15. Very cute, Mindie! This is something I could do with my granddaughter.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop. : )

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  16. What an easy and cute idea! Thanks for linking up atthe Ginger Jamboree!

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  17. These jars are so cute!! And what a great idea to upcylce something!! Thanks for entering this in the challenge over at Craftin Desert Diva's


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  18. These are so fun Mindie! We have lots of jars too, but they are all filled with goat's milk. Gonna have to empty some so we can make these.

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    1. You can always undecorate them after Halloween and put your milk back in!

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  19. Love these, will be making this with my girls!
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!
    Sandra
    http://www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com

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  20. Mindie..how cute...I love jars and hate to throw them away because I know there is always something you can do with them. I have decorated my front porch for Fall-Halloween and I just felt it needed something else and couldn't figure out what....WELL this is perfect.
    I hope you don't mind that once I get mine made I share on my blog, OF course giving credit where credit is due where I got the idea. Thank you...found you from Pinterest.

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    1. I hope you have as much fun making them as we did. I would love to check out your blog if you can leave me the link! I would so love to see photos :)

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  21. Just pinned and will be sharing on Facebook as one of this week's Features at Freedom Fridays!!!

    Hugs and thanks so much for sharing:))

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  22. HI Mindie! I was about to post my Mummies I made last year for Halloween when I was a non blogger, now I don't think I will because yours are way cutter, LOL...JK! They are adorable indeed! Thank You for sharing them with us at the Fluster Buster Party! Lizy, your party co host

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  23. I am going to have to try this one.

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  24. These are so cute! I can't wait to make some too...as we have many jars as well. I can seem to let them go lol!

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  25. Great idea!
    Nancy @ Little Homestead in Boise

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  26. Super cute! I love fast & easy crafts like this. If you're looking for another place to share your projects, stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. (There's a giveaway for linked up entries.)

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    1. Thanks for popping by. I'll come take a look!

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  27. Came over from Make it Monday to see the mummies - adorable. I like the idea of night lights, but then I would also like one filled with treats.

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  28. These are so cute. I especially like the varying sizes and the options of giving them as gifts. Thanks, Mindie!

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  29. What a cute idea!! And it looks pretty easy ;)

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing ;)

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  30. Now this is darling!! On my to-do list!! Love it and how simple and frugal! Pinned.

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    1. I hope you do your to-do list because these are so easy and really cute!

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  31. What a cute craft! And oh-so-easy! I think I might be able to talk my noncrafter into making this one for fall! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. If I had more gauze, my oldest son probably would have made a small army of them!

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  32. squeal... these are so darn cute!Thank you for sharing and for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. xo

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    1. Thanks for popping by (and squealing! LOL)

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  33. I just love this idea hun, I know the kids will love it as well. I will be featuring this post on Tuesdays with a Twist on my blog this week so please stop by for a peek. Have a great week. :-)

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    1. Awww thanks fir the kind words and the feature. I hope you have fun making a bunch!

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  34. Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week! You are very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have a great week!!

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  35. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

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  36. Super cute Love the Halloween Craft/DIY Thanks for sharing at the party. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  37. Oh my gosh, these are just too cute! What a fun project! Would you stop by and share these at "Celebrate It!"? It's a blog party where we celebrate the everyday things we do and we would love to celebrate with you! Hope to see you there!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/09/celebrate-it-blog-party-10.html

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    1. Aww thanks. I would love to pop over! Thanks for the invite!

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