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!





35 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. So cute! What a great Halloween craft! Thanks for linking up at Tips and Tricks!

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. What an easy and cute idea! Thanks for linking up atthe Ginger Jamboree!

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. I am going to have to try this one.

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  23. 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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  24. Great idea!
    Nancy @ Little Homestead in Boise

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