Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mummy Wreath for Halloween

 
If this was a post on how to clean dingy old sheets, this cute little mummy wreath would not have been made for Halloween this year.  Instead of using bleach to whiten, this sheet set was shredded to make a series of mummies peeking through to watch approaching visitors.  What to find out how to make this wreath in about 5 minutes?  Read on...

 Supplies:  wreath form, old sheet or cheese cloth, large wiggly eyes, hot glue gun & hot glue.
My wreath collection is starting to grow (here's the witch wreath I made last year for Halloween).  What I liked about making this mummy wreath was just wrapping the form with torn strips of sheet.  It isn't glued down, pinned down or permanent.  You could easily reuse this wreath form after Halloween by just untying and unraveling the strips of sheet.
Continue wrapping the from with the sheet until covered.  You should be able to make a small cut and then tear the sheet down the grain.  I made different sized strips- approximately 2"-4"
To secure the sheet strips, I tied smaller strips around the wreath.  The small ties give it more of a mummy look.
 Then I spaced 5 sets of wiggly eyes around the wreath.
 The eyes are secured with a dab of hot glue behind each wiggly eye.
 Then I tied more sheet strips to hide the wiggly eyes.
 To hang the wreath, I used a long strip of sheet and looped it around the wreath.
I like that it it's a little cartoon-ish and not terrifying.  My kids are getting older, but not old enough for really spooky Halloween decor.  How about you?  Are your decorations spooky, frightening, cutesy or a mix?

10 comments :

  1. BOO! Love it, love it, love it!! So nice to meet you Carrie! Pinning now, and will be featuring your wreath at next weeks Inspiration Monday party! Yeay! XO Julie -Redheadcandecorate.com

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  2. Carrie,
    I love this wreath, what a cute and easy idea. Pinned! Come and share it at my party http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/2013/10/tuesday-triviaconnecticut-and-link-party.html
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  3. Love it and something I can do with my daughter! Thank you for posting!!

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  4. Cool wreath! I love the little eyes! I'm pinning this to my Halloween board!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  5. VERY cute idea...this would be great to do with kids! This would be great to link-up to Create It Thursday #22…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

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  6. Such a cool idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/diyers-32-and-marathon-weekend.html

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  7. This is SOSOSOSO adorable!!! Love it!

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  8. So cute!! I love it. My decorations are more cutesy spooky. We have spider webs with Barbies partially wrapped up with speech bubbles that say "Help," witch legs sticking out of a cauldron, and lanterns with cheesecloth turned into ghosts swinging through the trees.

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  9. I love your wreath so much I made one myself, I am putting it on my blog with a link back to your instructions. I hope that is ok :) handmadegiftsarebest.blogspot.com

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