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Mason Jar Mummies are the CUTEST! They also happen to be super easy to make and you can round up your supplies at the dollar store! You can add battery operated tealights or a string of fairy lights to give them a soft glow after sundown.
Oh, mason jar mummies! How do I love thee?
These sweet little DIY Halloween crafts will look adorable in your home, office, or classroom. Best of all, they are extremely budget-friendly AND super easy to make. We made our first round of these mason jar mummies the week after Landon was born. If you know anything about bringing a newborn home (after a c-section as well), you know that it’s a time for rest, and well, survival. So I can reassure you that if we were able to make a few of these mummy themed jars during that week of ALL weeks, this is as easy as crafting gets!
You can round up all of the supplies for this craft at the dollar store. I always have an abundance of mason jars lying around just waiting to be crafted upon, so I used jars that I already had. Other than that, the Dollar Tree was a one-stop-shop for the rest.
Cute by day, Glowing by night
For the finishing touch with these jars, I always add a battery-operated tealight to each one. You could also use a battery-operated string of fairy lights or other small lights. As the sun goes down, I turn the lights on and they glow back at us.
Supplies for Mason Jar Mummies
- Mason Jars (any size, up to you)
- Googly Eyes
- Rolls of Gauze
- Clear Tape
- Craft Glue (optional)
- Battery operated tealight candles or fairy lights (optional)
How to Make Mason Jar Mummies
1. Use clear tape to affix the loose end of gauze to your first jar.
2. Wrap gauze around the jar until the entire jar is covered. Trim gauze from roll and use another piece of tape to secure the gauze to the jar.
3. Tape or glue 2 googly eyes to the front of each jar. Position is up to you. You can put both eyes next to each other or place them unevenly for a silly look.
4. Repeat steps with remaining jars.
Aren’t they so cute?!
This is about as quick and easy as it gets when it comes to Halloween DIY decor! When Halloween is over, I usually dismantle the mummies and toss the gauze and googly eyes, thus freeing up my mason jars for more crafts. You could also pack them away as-is until the next year – up to you!
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