Friday, October 5, 2012

DIY Mini Mummy Candle Holders

Not to long ago I logged onto Facebook and came across a picture of someones DIY creation. They took what looked like mason jars, wrapped them with gauze, and gave them googly eyes. What an awesome idea right? Unfortunately I don't have a lot of spaces in my house that A) has enough room for a couple of mason jars and B) that Baby A couldn't get a hold of so I wrote the project off as being cool, but not something I would do. The image of the mummy jars stuck in my head over the next few days so I brainstormed how I could make them with what I had available to me. It occurred to me that I had a small stash of empty glass baby food jars and I knew that Mr. Hunky had some adhesive surgical tape laying around somewhere. I gathered the supplies that I had on hand and went at it. Before I knew it, I had three ridiculously adorable mini mummy candle holders!

How stinkin cute are those?

What You Will Need:
3 Empty & Clean Baby Food Jars (take the label off)
Adhesive Surgical Tape OR Gauze (Cut into strips) and Mod Podge
6 Small Googly Eyes
Glue (Tacky Glue, Elmers Glue, Etc)
3 Tea light Candles
To Make The Mini Mummy Candle Holders:
First, make sure that your baby food jars are clean and that the label is completely off. If there is any part of the label still on the jar you will be able to see it when the candles are burning. Take your adhesive surgical tape starting at the back of your jar (or where you can still see a bit of the adhesive from the label) and wrap your adhesive surgical tape around the jar as many times as needed to cover from top to bottom. Make sure your "start line" and "finish line" are at the same place when finished. Next, use your fingers to smooth out any small bubbles that may have appeared during the wrapping process. Once that is complete, place a small dab of glue on each googly eye and place where you want your mummy's eyes to go. Once the glue on the eyes is dry, light your tea light candle and place in the jar!
Super simple yet super cute way to decorate for Halloween!
Will MCO see Mini Mummy Candle Holders in your submission for the Spooktacular Contest?


10 comments:

  1. Now, I see why people save baby food jars! You can make all kinds of cute things from them, like these adorable mummies! Vicki

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  2. This looks like a fabulous, fun and easy craft to do with our scout troop!

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  3. What a great idea and its perfect for a halloween party. I would love to do this now!

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    1. These would be so cute on a food table at a halloween party!

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  4. These are adorable and they look super easy to make. My kids would love them. Thanks!

    Erin K.

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    1. Totally fun project to do with kids!

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  5. Awe wish I saw this a month ago...guess we will do it next year! Super cute and looks easy;)

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    1. They're so much fun! My little guy loves looking at the googley eyes!

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  6. These are so cute! and so simple, too! I love it. I'll be saving my baby food jars now :)

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