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. 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!

    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!

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

  3. Oh my gosh these are so darn cute!! And I just love your blog; just found it and have had fun looking around πŸ™‚

  4. How fun! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas β€œFall/Autumnβ€œ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

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

  6. 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.

  7. So simple, yet so cute! They look great in the daytime and even better at night time. Great job and creativity πŸ™‚

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


  8. 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™‚

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

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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

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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Love these, will be making this with my girls!
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

  14. 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.

    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 πŸ™‚

  15. 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:))

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.)

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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!

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

  23. 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. πŸ™‚

  24. 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!!

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

  26. 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!

  27. These are adorable and I love how easy they are! I'm can't wait to make them! Visiting from Friday Features

  28. This is so cute!! I love it, what a creative idea! Thanks so much for sharing on MMM! I am featuring this on this week's party! See you tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. Mindi your mason jars decorated are so cute, perfect for the season.
    Thanks for stopping by Friday Features this past week!

  33. Oh these are sooooo cute. I never would have thought to do this. You are so creative. They would look cute in a fall arrangement too.

  34. These look easy and fun to make with so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.

  35. 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!

  36. SOOOOOO cute! LOVE this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  37. I love these mummy jars they are so cute for Halloween!
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J!

  38. Love, love, love these mummy jars. They are so adorable.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,

  39. These are so cute!!! Happy Halloween πŸ™‚

    Edye |

  40. We made these a few years ago and still have them hanging around. So easy, yet so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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