DIY Mummies!

I normally do not decorate for Halloween but instead, I decorate for Autumn. I love the look of colorful leaves and pumpkins. I'm not big into the scary scene. I find it tacky. But I have a little spooky feel in my bones this year and wanted to decorate just a little bit for Halloween.

See these little guys? They are my sailors. They adorn my mantle in the summer along with other nautical items.

As if they do not already look spooky enough , you are going to see how I turned them into even more spooky looking creatures.


I found an old yellowed stained piece of cloth (I have no idea why I was keeping it) that was perfect for my plan. I ripped it into shreds and wrapped the sailors. Now they are dead and well preserved until after October.

Pretty cool huh? I also had some fake spiders and web to help decorate. I may have to take it down because I hate spiders and frankly this stuff is freaking me out. eeesh.

Lights out!

What if you do not have a figurines to mummify? Wrap a candle and glue googly eyes on it. Your mummy will light up and it will look awesome!

Ive shared this at:
the-diyers at homecomingmn
friday-link-party at craftionary
freedom-fridays at myturnforus
twiggstudios sunday-show-off


  1. Creative and clever, but you are right they are creepy. I do put masks on my birds and doll heads.

  2. Thanks for the visit. Love that you added your blog address, it makes visiting so easy. Spooky lighting for your mummies.

  3. What a clever idea! We all have figurines...but no mummies! This is as cute as it gets! And I love projects that can be taken apart later! lol