I can’t get enough of Halloween. It’s arguably the most creative holiday of them all. It’s also one of the scrappiest holidays—you can always find inspiration for Halloween just by rummaging through your cupboards and basement boxes. Today’s DIY project is the product of one such scavenger hunt. Take an inexpensive vase—one that came free with a bouquet is perfect—some gauze, and a bit of glue and you’ve got the fixings for an adorable mummy vase! Put it to good use with some autumn-hued flowers from your local Farmer’s Market.
DIY Halloween mummy vase
20 minutes, not including drying time
- 2″ gauze rolls (1 or 2 rolls depending on the size of your vase, I used 2)
- Large googly eyes
- Modge Podge
- Craft glue or epoxy (epoxy will take longer to dry)
- Sponge brush
- Scissors (not shown)
Glue your googly eyes to the vase.
Apply the Modge Podge to a small section. Start from the back of the vase.
Press the end of the gauze into the glue to secure it. The gauze is quite absorbent so you will end up using a fair amount of glue by the end.
Tip: Depending on the shape and size of your vase, you may want to trim down the gauze. I cut about 1/2″ inch from the edge of the roll so the mummy wrappings would be more pronounced.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 as you wrap the gauze around the entirety of the vase. Apply glue over the top of the gauze as well to press it down and secure it.
Carefully apply glue around the eyes so that it doesn’t get on the exposed glass. If it does, use Q-tips to wipe it off before it dries.
Trim any excess gauze from the top of the vase. Use the edge of the vase as a guide and it should be quite easy.
That’s a wrap! You just made a DIY Halloween mummy vase!