October 6, 2011

Halloween Decor: Mummies

Why is the mummy so tense?

Because he's all wound up!

Why were ancient Egyptian children confused?

Because their daddies were mummies!

To make some mummies of your own, gather the materials listed below and follow the 4 simple steps.

-styrofoam balls (any size)
-1/4 yd muslin
-tea bag
-spray bottle
-22 guage floral wire

Step 1:  Prepare the Tea
Boil one cup of water in a small saucepan.  Turn off heat and place tea bag in the water.  Leave to cool.  You will use this later to spray the mummy.

Step 2:  Insert Eyes and Legs
Take a styrofoam ball and insert 2 eyelets or brads between the middle and top of the ball.  For extra hold, dab them in a little glue before inserting.  For the legs, cut 2 pieces of wire (however long you want the legs to be) and bend one end of each wire into an oval.  Stick them into the bottom of the ball.

Step 3:  Wrap It
Cut 3/8" wide strips of muslin and begin wrapping the ball until it is covered, going around the eyes and legs. Use glue to adhere the ends of the strips onto the ball.

Step 4:  Spray the Mummy
Remove the tea bag and pour the tea into a spray bottle.  Spray the mummy lightly and let dry 10-15 minutes.  It will look spotty at first, just spray it again once it is dry.  Repeat until desired color is achieved.

Have fun getting into the Halloween spirit by decorating with these cute and easy mummies!

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minna k.s. said...

I love it! And, you're right, they are definitely cute!
I prefer cute over scary any day. LOL!
I'm a new follower. :)

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

Those are adorable! I love the eyes. I am a new follower from The Shabby Nest. Vicky from www.messforless.net

Anonymous said...

Cute! My kids are begging to do this!

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Jenny, aka "Jengerbread" said...

That is so cute!

Unknown said...

OOOO soooo cute!


MADA said...

this mummie is so sweet !

great post

Anonymous said...

These are adorable!

Unknown said...

I was browsing for unique and awesome Indoor/Outdoor halloween decorations and saw your posts. Fun & great ideas you have here. I hope it's fine with you that I could pin some of them on my Pinterest board halloween decorations. Keep up writing interesting posts as this. Thank you :)

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