Wicked Craft Week: DIY Mummified Jars {Crab+Fish}

Welcome to day 2 of "Wicked Craft Week".
Today's project is courtesy of Mari of the crab+fish blog & is just too cute to spook!
Fun fact: Mari & I use to go to high school together.
Hallelujah! Some one I know in real life
who gets just as excited as I do about glue guns & blog features.
Mari has an eye for style & executes that wonderfully
though out all of her home decor & crafty projects.
But enough of my blabbing.....let's get on with the show!
Hi everyone! My name is Mari and I'm dropping in from crab+fish, a blog about our first house and all the joy ((and frustration!)) that comes with homeownership. I love all things creative and spend my days attempting to make our home a happy and whimsical space.

I'd like to thank Jennifer for so graciously hosting me. I visit Delightfully Noted often and am so excited to be guest posting for you all!

Now...onto the crafting!!

Today, I'm sharing with you an adorable SPOOKY Halloween project -- that takes only minutes...yet will last a lifetime! Or at least a few years.

Seriously, you can wait until 6pm on October 31st to start crafting your mummified jars...and those babies will still be ready for display when trick-or-treaters come a'calling!

Depending on the size of your jar, there are lots of different things you can do with the end product:

Fill it with candy!

Organize silverware at a Halloween party.

Use it as a vase for a bouquet of pretty fall flowers.

It would make cute packaging for a neighborly gift!
(Halloween-themed cookies, hot cocoa mix, etc.)

I made a few mummified jars in a variety of sizes and dropped flameless votives in them. I plan to set them out on our porch steps on Halloween night -- forming a lighted pathway to the all-important CANDY!

Now that you know what you're going to do with your mummified jars...
let the crafting begin!
Here's what you need:

• clean glass jar
• gauze
• Mod Podge
• foam brush
• E6000 adhesive
• googly eyes
• scissors

If you don't feel like wandering the grocery store for a half hour, you can find gauze in the first aid aisle. A little bit goes much further than I was expecting (i.e. You don't need to snatch up all the rolls. I could probably mummify my house with the stockpile I now have.). I was able to generously wrap two pickle jars with one 4.1yd roll. If you stretch the gauze out first, it will go even further.

To begin, apply a generous amount of Mod Podge to your jar with the foam brush.

Start wrapping the gauze around the jar. I think a haphazard pattern works best, but if you're a bit OCD, you could also do straight, even, overlapping layers.

Apply Mod Podge on top of the gauze as well for extra adhesion.

Mod Podge the end of the gauze onto the bottle.

Next, apply a couple of googly eyes with E6000 adhesive.

You could be done at this point...but his eyes looked a bit too...exposed to me. So, I wrapped another layer of gauze around the eye area.

Aaah, much better!

Aaand...you're done!

Wasn't that EASY??

What will YOU do with your mummified jars??
Do you plan on mummifying anything else?
* mari

Thanks Mari. Seriously, off the chart cuteness! And I love that it's a quick & mess-free project.
Make sure to stop by tomorrow for more spooktacular inspiration!


Unknown said...

Adorable! I think my kids would have fun making these with me!

Style Journey said...

These are so cute! My little one would love to do this project.

Unknown said...

i love these! i work in an after school program and my middle schoolers would love making these with candles inside. thanks!

Laura E said...

Cute idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Alisa Marie said...

OMG - those are so cute! I might have to try this :)

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Very cute!! I'm a fan! :)

mari of {crab+fish} said...

Thank you everyone!! :) :)

Unknown said...

These are adorable!!

Unknown said...

So cute!! I would love to mummify a pumpkin for my little toddler girl! This is a great idea!

Rhiannon said...

Oh my goodness, so cute! I can never throw out jars! This would be perfect for a big jar on halloween, filled with sweets. pinning...

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