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Oct 2, 2012

spookyDIY: mummified jars

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would i do it again? : look at how cute he is...yes!


it's october!
halloween will be here soon...

...time to start crafting some spoooooky DIYs! these adorable mummified jars are the first of a few extra-easy halloween-themed DIYs i have planned this month. 

depending on the size of your jar, there are lots of different things you could do with the end product: fill it with candy corn...or any candy, for that matter! organize silverware at a halloween party. place a bouquet of fall flowers in it. use it as packaging for a neighborly gift (halloween-themed cookies, hot cocoa mix, etc). if you use a mason jar with a pump dispenser lid, it would be a cute bottle of handsoap. 
   
i put flameless votives in mine. they currently sit on a windowsill, but i plan to put them on our porch steps on halloween night.

now that you know what you're going to do with your mummified jars...
let's start making them!

gauze can be found in the first aid aisle. i was able to generously wrap two pickle jars with one 4.1yd roll. if you stretch the gauze out first, it will go even farther.

first, apply a generous amount of mod podge to your jar with the foam brush.

start wrapping the gauze around the jar. i think a haphazard pattern works best, but if you're a bit ocd, you could also do straight, even, overlapping layers. 

apply mod podge on top of the gauze as well for extra adhesion.

i mod podged the end of the gauze onto the bottle, but you could also tuck it under another layer to secure it.

next, apply a couple of googly eyes with e6000 adhesive.

you could be done at this point...but his eyes looked off to me. like they were too exposed. so, i wrapped another layer of gauze around the eye area.

love him! he reminds me of the little pixar lamp. looking at me with his big, innocent eyes...

here's my guys at night, with their flickering flameless candles:
oOoOoOoOoOoOoO...

what will YOU be doing with your mummified jars??

* mari
nope, you're not crazy.
this post was reformatted in september 2013.

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2 comments:

  1. Love this - such a cute Halloween decoration :)

    ~K

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  2. thanks!! i love them, plus i can reuse them next year, unlike all these pumpkins i'm spending so much time on, grr....

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