Sunday, September 18, 2011

Getting Crafty: Mummy Lights

I saw this pin a while ago, and was sad to see that the link led to nowhere.  It didn't look too complicated, so I winged it.  


My version of the mummy light




There were a bunch of recycled jars still on my mantle that were JD's party centerpieces, so this project is extra green.  I started by putting a candle in each with a little sand.






I found the colored eyes at Target, where I also picked up the streamers.



After I got both boys napping, I tore my desk apart looking for Mod Podge with no luck.  So I made my own.

DYI mod podge: equal parts Elmer's & water
I covered a jar with the stuff.


Then I wrapped it with a single layer of streamer.


When that dried a bit, I used regular glue to put the eyes on.


Then I tore some streamers (to get nice, uneven edges) and added some texture around the "face".  

Isn't he a cute little guy?  He used to be a baby food jar.

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And this?  Just me catching my kid not napping.

The whole gang.

after dark
my favorite




I can't wait to use them to decorate for O's party.




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9 comments:

  1. I LOVE these. I need to start holding onto jars so I can do it for Halloween!

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  2. those are adorable! they totally look like the pinterest ones :)

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  3. I love, love, love these. Too bad the nearest Target is 36 hours away...

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  4. This is a really cute project. I'm impressed you found the time to do it! It looks like a great project to do with older kids, too.

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  5. Stopping over from SITS. Great critique. I love this post. Such a cute idea.

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  6. @AleneThanks! I wish I had time to make every cute idea I find on Pinterest!

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  7. This is such a cute idea. How awesome you got a blog review. I have learned so much from them.

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