DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

by | Aug 2, 2018

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

This project takes first place as one of our favorites for decorating this Halloween!!  Quick and easy, involve the entire family in this spooky project!

Materials

  • battery operated LED lights – choose yellow, warm white or pure white
  • mason jars – choose your favorite size
  • frosting spray paint
  • googly eyes (is this spelled correctly? Is googlie more correct?)
  • gauze
  • glue gun

 

Assembly Instructions

We chose a set of warm white, pure white and yellow fairy battery lights so you’ll be able to choose your favorite!

See our well-used battery lights!  LOL

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

In order from left to right: warm white, pure white, happy yellow.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

We grabbed a roll of gauze from a first aid kit. Note to self, buy new gauze for first aid kit.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Cut the gauze into strips.  If you cut yourself, you’re prepared.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Buy jars! And seriously consider doing more than three these are so cute.

These basic jars easily found in the kitchen section of your local big box store. They’ll be cheaper there than at the hobby stores (as a rule of thumb),

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Pick up some frosted glass spray! Find this at your local hobby and craft store. Pick up the spray not the brush on style for quicker and better results.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Spray, spray, spray, outside in a box or on newspaper.  This part of the project will take 5 minutes and dry in about 10. A couple of coats is more than enough. Remember Dad’s advice and shake the can often and use small bursts instead of a long burst to avoid drips and runs.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Sprayed and dry jars. If we can be patient, so can you. Have a glass of sweet tea while you wait.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Assemble the eyes while you sip your tea.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

If you don’t have a glue gun, consider this project a good reason to pick one up. A basic gun is fine. Don’t burn your fingers or let it heat up on an important family heirloom.

Apply a single dot of glue to anchor the gauze in place.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Wrap the jars. Use another spot of glue to secure the end of the gauze.

Install the EYES!!   If kids are involved the eyes may end up in interesting places.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Turn on the battery lights and install a set in each mummy.

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Line the stairs!

 

 

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

 

Which color is your favorite?

Try adding mummies to your bookcases, bar carts, entryways and guest baths!

DIY: Mason Jar Mummies

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