Whimsical Mummies

Ready to get your hands sticky? Its October and I’m ready to pull out my Halloween & Autumn décor along with some crafts.

I tend to like my Halloween and Autumn decor to blend in with my soundings. My living room colors are rust red and blues, I’ll simply use darker jewel tones of blue and orangie reds.

Recently I made these little guys!

Mummy heads

These paper mache mummy heads are so simple and cheap to make, as long as you don’t mind getting your fingers a little sticky.

Start by making the paste.

flour and water - that's all it takes!

Now you have paste

Its only flour and water, mix the two until there's a consistency of pancake batter.

Cut cheese cloth into random strips and lay on the skull. I purchased these premade cardboard heads from the craft store for $2! Generously brush on paste to secure the cheese cloth.

Sticky and covered up

Layer the cheese cloth over and over until the skull is completely covered.

Drying in the autumn wind

Allow to dry for a few hours.

Heads on sticks

Remember those candle sticks? You probably can’t tell from the pictures but I painted them again. This time, a darker brownish red, the Tuscan red from the crackle paint was a little off.

These mummy heads are almost done, they just need a whimsical touch.

Glitter and glue

Mask cut out

That’s where glitter comes in!

Magic of Halloween

He’s much happier now!

Whimsical mummy heads

How do you decorate for Halloween and Autumn?

This project is linked to The DIY Showoff - Project Parade & Thrifty Decor Chick

5 comments:

lexlocilori said...

Those are scary and cute. Very pro looking.

citygirlsfarmhouse said...

Very cool and scaaary little mummies :) good job! and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Room to Inspire said...

These turned out awesome! I love the idea of adding cheesecloth - perfectly spooky. And I love the touch of whimsy - I just added a few masks to my decorations as well and I think the playfulness is a perfect addition.

Chelsea

Jen said...

I L-O-V-E this!!!
I featured this on my blog today!
I hope you don't mind!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Oh... these are great! What a fun Halloween project! :)