Sunday, October 9, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Mummy Candleholders and FUNKINS WINNERS!

 If you're enjoying my Halloween posts, be sure to follow with GFC or Facebook... I'm doing another 31 Days of Halloween series this year!

We are only on day nine. It feels like I've been living in Halloween-land for a billion years. WHEN DO I GET MY LIFE BACK?

Scratch that, I'm just being dramatic. I do that sometimes.

If you are going to make just one of the projects I've posted, I hope it's this one... this project is cheap and ADORABLE. Really. I may have squealed out loud when it was done. No lie.

Gather some hurricane candle holders, medical gauze, and googly eyes. You might have it all on hand already, or if you're like me, you'll just need the gauze. I paid $1.64 for it at Walmart. Cha-to-the-ching.
My inner dialogue is debating about whether this project even needs instructions.  It's so simple.  But I'm exceedingly verbal in real life, so why not be on my blog?  Here we go:

I unrolled the gauze completely and cut it in half lengthwise.  My gauze was 4" wide by 4 yards or so, making it 2" wide after the cut.  I did that so I would have some frayed edges, I thought that would look cuter.  My hurricane holders were spray frosted (for another project that didn't work... from catastrophe comes awesomeness, I always say.  Well, I said it once, anyway.).  I hot-glued one end of the gauze to the candle holder and started wrapping.
Before I finished wrapping, I hot-glued the eyes on.
Do googly eyes freak anyone else out? Yowza.  I wrapped a bit more until I was happy with the look and I hot-glued the end to secure it.
Love it already.  I did another one with the rest of the gauze and put some candles in.
This is when I squealed.  They look so cute!  And they're so easy... and cheap.  Win-win.

If you don't make any of these other projects, you have to make this one.  And record your squeal and send it to me.  Thanks in advance.

Also, I have winners for the FUNKINS!

The first and last commenters won... is that the craziest random drawing ever? Love it.  Grammy Goodwill and Kayla and Samuel won!

I'll be emailing both of you for addresses so I can get these sent out this week. If you craft with them, send me a picture of it!!  Thanks to everyone for entering!

Linking up at...

The Girl Creative

Sunday's Best Linky Party!


  1. Okay, this is to easy, I have to see what I have in my first aid drawer. I'lllll be back!!

  2. Thank you so much. I'm so excited. I emailed you my address.

  3. I love this! I recently made a mummy pumpkin the same way, these would look SO cute next to him. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Oh my gosh these are adorable!! I love them. I would LOVE for you to stop over and link these and anything Halloween in my Halloween link up! I'd love to have you!

    Thanks for sharing, Kelli

  5. Those are adorable and my kids would love to make them! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

  6. These are so darn cute. How fun and easy to make!
    I bet each one looks like they have their own personality =).

  7. Those are ADORABLE! And so original...I've never seen anything like that. Nice job!

  8. really cute. and easy to make. perfect for alast minute decoration.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.


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