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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!

113 thoughts on “Mummy Jars

    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!

  1. 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! πŸ™‚

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Thank you for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday. I have picked these fabulous mummy jars for my favourite to be featured on Wednesday. Hope you can join us again, as i look forward to seeing whats new on your amazing blog. Dawn xx

  5. Hi Mindie
    These are just too cute. My Kids are going to love them. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. We will be Featuring your mummy jars at this weeks party. Hope you will visit us again.
    Hugs
    Angel

  6. What a cute idea !! Do it this week πŸ™‚
    This post would do awesome on my other link up on Friday's "Learning from each other" I would love to have you
    Hope you have a great week.

  7. I've got to make these!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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