Here's a fast and easy way to get in the spirit of All Hallows' Eve without busting the budget — or turning into a super crafty diva. Repurpose glass jars to create mummy jars for holding candles, candies, or colorful blooms. With a few materials that only cost a few dollars, your old glass containers are ready for Halloween in no time.
What You'll Need:
- Glass containers
- Googly eyes
- Gather a collection of glass containers along with the other materials for making this simple Halloween decoration. You can pick up a roll of gauze at the grocery store for only a few dollars, and a roll is more than enough to make a couple of mummy jars. Remove any stickers from the containers, and wipe clean.
- Tape one end of the gauze to the glass container and begin wrapping. Twist and pull the gauze to create the look of a swathed mummy, and leave a strip of clear glass toward the top for sticking the eyes.
- You can pick up peel-and-stick googly eyes at any craft store for around a dollar. Peel off the backing and stick on the glass. You can also cut a strip into the gauze near the bottom of the container to create a mouth for your wrapped monster.
- Your Halloween container is finished! Drop in a tea light, fill with candy, or use as a fun centerpiece. And once the festivities are finished, simply unwrap containers, remove googly eyes, and they're ready to use for another fun DIY.
If planning on using a finished mummified vessel as a votive, make sure there isn't any gauze hanging over the top edge of the jar.