Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mummy Candy Jar

Some Mummy Loves You I am in love with another man . . . He’s cute and soft, and filled with candy!  How could you not be in love?

I made this little Mummy Candy Jar (it’s not really a jar . . . but that’s what I’m calling it . . . Unless you can think of something better) for the man I am really in love with, my husband.  Filled it with his favorite candy, and attached a little tag that said, “Some MUMMY loves you!”. 

So would you like to make your very own?  I’ll let you in on a secret it cost me $1.  That’s it, seriously.  Well, unless you count the Kit-Kats which were $2.50, plus there was tax . . . but you get the idea, it was practically free!









imageGauze (got a roll that was more than enough at the Dollar Store)
Black paper
White paper
Glue (I used Modge Podge, in hind sight a hot glue gun might have been easier)
Empty Simply Raspberry Lemonade bottle, any flavor really, Orange Juice, Apple Juice.  I just love the Raspberry Lemonade.  Also it’s the big bottle not the little one . . . but you could get some little ones and make a whole little mummy family!





{To Make}

Get all your cutting out of the way first.

Gauze Directions Unroll gauze, fold in fourths-ish and cut down the middle, then cut into fourths-ish.  Basically I wanted to have multiple strips to work with, and they were too fat so I cut it in half.  The picture is not to scale, but I hope it helps.


IMG_7722 Cut the top off your empty bottle, cutting AWAY from your body, carefully, very carefully.  It doesn’t have to be perfectly pretty you’ll cover it up anyway.   If you can tell, I had a little slip and cut too much, but I just added some tape, good as new. 


Mummy EyesCut out eyes from black and white paper. (I used my Cricut, it’s ok you can be jealous!)


IMG_7723 Cut out a rectangle out of black paper to cover label and provide a base for you eyes.  But see how I didn’t cover the whole label, that became a problem because the gauze is pretty see through, so make sure it’s big enough to cover the whole label.  I didn’t worry about the back label, it didn’t show through.  Or you could just rip the labels off – ha, I didn’t even think of that tell now. 


Once you’ve got everything cut out, glue on rectangle to cover the entire label, add eyes. 

Mummy 2Start with one of your gauze strips and wrap it around the container, I didn’t glue my down right away.  I sort of held it wrapped it, messed with it, then glued.  I also didn’t try to glue down the entire strip, just the beginning and the end.  I tried to use Modge Podge, but it was kind of messy because the gauze is holey, maybe a glue gun would have worked better but then you have to worry about getting burned. 

 Mummy 2I also pulled the gauze apart and roughed it up a bit.


Mummy 2I thought I was finished, but added the little know it the front and two in the back.   And there you go!


MummyI cut out a tag, with mummy, on my Cricut using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  Wrote on the back, “Some MUMMY loves you!”.  Wrapped it up in cellophane added a black ribbon.



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  1. Oh my, that is so cute. I love the tag too.

  2. how cute, I love it! and it looks so easy to make. I'll just have to try this project, I have everything I need right here. Thanks for posting.

  3. that is so cute! You have such adorable tutorials! I wanted to let you know that I recently started a "Handmade Tuesdays" where I feature a tutorial (let me know if you ever want to be featured :) and then I am having a linky @ the bottom where people can link up tutorials. It doesn't need to be a recent tutorial, the only rule I came up with is it cannot be repeated week to week :) Anyway, I would love if you would participate! I am trying to grow it and get it out there :) Oh & I am also going to feature etsy shops :)

  4. I featured this post today. Thanks for linking up.

  5. Oh wow I love him too! Great tutorial as well. Thank you for linking up with me at All About You Monday @ Texas Monkey, this will be featured on the blog today so stop by and grab a button. Hope you join us next week.

  6. Cool idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  7. This is so cute! I wish I had a roll of gauze right now so I could start wrapping everything to make it look like this, it is so adorable!

  8. ah that is so cute!! I love that idea!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  10. Hi there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop!! Lovely blog:) You can find me at

    This is adorable and I love your banner

  11. I’ll be featuring this at tomorrow’s Craftastic Monday party. Stop by & grab a featured button:)

  12. So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree! That is a really darling treat container and the matching tag is great too. I have the cartridge:) Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)


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