We are so excited to be part of Better Homes and Gardens 100 DAYS OF HOLIDAYS. Stop on over to BHG.com and see all the inspiring holiday ideas for decor, costumes, centerpieces and more! Here’s an easy, affordable project you can do with your kids – too cute!
Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
12 1-x-36-inch strips of muslin
Terra-cotta pot (6 1/2 inches in diameter and 5 1/2 inches tall)
2 round black beads
Fluorescent acrylic paint: hot green or orange
Spot-glue the end of a muslin strip to the rim of the terra-cotta pot. Wrap the strip around the pot, spot-gluing in place as needed.
Continue covering the pot with muslin strips, gluing the beginning of each new strip to the end of the previous one. Occasionally twist the muslin during the wrapping process to add dimension, and spot-glue the twist to the pot.
When the pot is completely covered (leave the bottom unwrapped), make a brow by wrapping more strips around the top of the pot. Wrap additional strips around the bottom of the face to give the mummy the appearance of a concealed nose and mouth. Add back beads for eyes.
Dip a stencil brush into the fluorescent paint. Dab the brush on a paper towel to remove any excess paint, and lightly brush back and forth on the muslin until the pot is covered. Allow paint to dry.
Fill the finished mummy pot with candy.