Sunday, October 5, 2014

Halloween Decor: DIY Mummy

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

The crafty bug has really hit me this fall!  This past week, I made several fabric pumpkins, a Halloween sign, and this cute little guy to add to my collection of Halloween and fall decor:

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

This little mummy was so easy to make!

Here are the materials I used:

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Small rectangular piece of lumber (mine was leftover from building the kids' swing set this summer)
Muslin (off white)
2 Large white buttons
2 Small black buttons
Fabric scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Ruler

First, I cut the muslin.  One was just the right size to completely cover the block of wood.  The second was a long skinny strip (about 3 inches wide, which was perfect for the size of my piece of wood).

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It doesn't matter if the muslin is cut perfectly straight because it's going to be folded and then angled when it's wrapped around the wooden block.  Also, it's fine if it's wrinkled and frayed.  I think that adds to the mummy look.

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Then, I wrapped the piece of wood like a present with the larger piece of muslin, making sure the seams were on the bottom and sides, and securing them with the hot glue gun.

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Next, I took the long strip and folded it at an angle.  Then, I wrapped it around the block at angles, making sure the muslin strip lined up with the top and bottom of the wooden block.  (It still looked angled even though they were lined up because the strip itself was folded at an angle.)

I secured the muslin strip with hot glue on the back each time I wrapped around the wooden block.

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

I also made sure that the way I wrapped it would leave overlap for the eyes.  You'll see what I mean in a minute!

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Also, it didn't matter what the back looked like for me because this little mummy will be setting on a shelf or my mantel.

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Next, I hot glued each black button on each white button, creating the mummy's eyes.  And then I hot glued the eyes in place, overlapping some of the muslin over part of the white button.

DIY Halloween Decor: Wood Block Mummy   www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

What a cute little mummy to add to my Halloween decor!

What fall crafts have you been working on?

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I'm linking up with these awesome parties!


This project was featured on:

Lou Lou Girls

24 comments:

  1. Love how super cute this little mummy is! And easy to make too. Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us.

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    1. Thank you so much! We definitely don't get into the "scary" part of Halloween so cute is what we're going for :) Thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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  2. LOVE! And it's so simple, which is the best!

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    1. Sign me up for easy DIY...it's the only way to go. Thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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  3. This is adorable! I love it!! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you! I love how he came out :) Thank you for hosting and stopping by! -Jess

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  4. Super cute! I love things that aren't scary - just fun~ Adorable!
    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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    1. That's how we celebrate Halloween too - fun, not scary. So we just turn anything "scary" into something "cute" instead haha ;) Thanks for hosting the link up! -Jess

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  5. this craft is so easy its frightening hehehe love it and he is so so cute

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    1. You are too funny - I love it! Haha Thanks for visiting our blog! -Jess

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  6. I love this little DIY Mummy! Easy to do and very cute.

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    1. He's perfect for how we celebrate Halloween - merry, not scary! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! -Jess

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  7. This really couldn't be any easier! Or cuter! The perfect addition to a Halloween mantle :)

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    1. Thank you so much! My kids sure think he's the cutest. I should definitely make one for each of them. Thanks for hosting the Halloween link up and have a wonderful weekend! -Jess

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    1. Thank you! I think he's pretty darn cute too! Thanks for much for stopping by and have a beautiful day! -Jess

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  9. Ok, seriously... You need an Etsy shop stat!! These are all so dang cute!!

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    1. Haha, thanks! I would love too! Hopefully, someday I can! Thanks for hosting the link up and for stopping by to show some love on our Halloween posts! :) -Jess

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  10. This is such a cute idea, I love the eek sign too!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm always trying to think of ways to decorate for Halloween that aren't scary or evil. We love celebrating the fun and cute parts of the holiday (like candy and crafts!)! Thanks for dropping by! -Jess

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  11. Hello cute ladies! Super cute! Pinned. Amber chose this as her favorite post and it will be featured at our party on Monday! Woo Hoo!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for featuring this cute little guy and for hosting! We hope you have a wonderful Halloween! -Jess

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  12. Very cute, and I love the button eyes! :)

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