DIY: Mason Jar Mummy Lantern

Oct 23, 2012 +

My love affair with mason jars isn't waning any time soon. I've used them to store leftover paintfound coins, and cupcake toppings. Here's one more way to use them:


I can't take credit for coming up with this idea. I think I saw it on Pinterest? When I do crafts, I'm always on the lookout for ones that Chloe can be involved in. This one is very toddler friendly and my mom and Chloe made a lantern up in a matter of minutes.

What you'll need:
- mason jar (you don't need the lid)
- gauze (bought mine cheap at the dollar store)
- scotch tape
- white glue
- googly eyes
- tealight


1. Unravel the gauze and cut it into 2" wide strips. You need a strip that's about 2 feet long to cover a 500 ml mason jar

2. Lay the mason jar down with a "flat" side (no pattern) facing up. About 1/3 of the way down the jar, put two dabs of white glue and get your little one to attach the googly eyes. Let the eyes dry for a few minutes.


 2. Turn the jar over and attach the gauze to the bottom of the jar with tape. Wrap the gauze around the jar, overlapping the rows. When you get to the eyes, spread the gauze a little so it looks like the eyes are peeking through. Put loops of tape under the gauze if you feel you need to better secure it (the little one can help with the tape cutting too). Wrap the gauze all the way up to cover the jar lid threads and secure with tape.

3. Insert a tealight and bring your mummy to life!
These would look great clustered as a centerpiece for a themed party. I'm going to make a few more and use them to line our front steps on Halloween night.  The gauze and glue are easily removable so you can reuse the mason jars after all the little ghosts and goblins have disappeared.

5 comments:

  1. so much fun Jen! easy to make and totally spooky ... perfect for Halloween!

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  2. Grace_senseandsimplicity12:53 PM

    Those are adorable.  I will have to add that idea to my Hallowe'en craft repertoire that I do with my class at school.  We did make a similar craft using orange tissue paper glued onto mason jars to make pumpkin lanterns.  You can see them here: http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.ca/2010/10/pumpkin-jar-lanterns.html  

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  3. melinda elizando12:53 PM

    Aww, these are adorable and them seem really easy to make!

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  4. Megan Angermeyr12:53 PM

    Cute and easy!  These are perfect

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  5. Super, super cute.  I am making these for sure!!  Thanks Jen - have a great week!

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