Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mason Jar Mummy Candle Holders

Hey friends,

Happy Sunday! I have a super cute, super easy Halloween craft to share with you today. This is not my original idea, it is one I got from Pinterest...gosh I love that site...and it can also be a fairly cheap project as well. 

They are mason jar mummy candle holders!! 

First things first. What you need for supplies are: googly eyes, rolled gauze, mod podge, and a foam brush to paint the mod podge on and a mason jar or any jar will do! I plan on making another big one once my strawberry jelly jar is all gone. I also think that baby jar mummies would also be super cute!

I don't have pictures for this first step but the first thing I did was wrapped the gauze around the jar to see how much I would use and then i cut it. After that I went down the whole strip of gauze and spread it apart just by pulling in opposite directions to get that frayed, mummy look. 

After this is done, start from the bottom of your jar and add mod podge to your jar and glue the gauze around as you go. You'll want to overlap the layers just slightly. When you're gluing, you want a good amount of mod podge so that the material sticks to it.

Here's the finished product of the first few steps. You'll want to let the glue dry so that it's easier to work with when you add glue on top of the gauze. 

Once your glue has dried, I take my paint brush again and get a good amount of mod podge on it and dab the glue on all over the gauze. Get a good amount on! Do not paint using strokes b/c as you'll find, if you use strokes, it will pull the material(possible off your jar) every which way and it's just less fight if you dab it on. 
Let this top layer dry and when it does, you'll find that the gauze has stiffened and you won't have to worry about destroying the gauze while handling it. Then I used my hot glue gun and added two googly eyes. You can also use the mod podge but this dries quicker so that's why I used hot glue. 

Add a tealight or votive candle and you're all set for a spooky(yet cute) candle holder that gives a soft glow of candlelight!

I think these are so cute!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and happy crafting friends!


  1. What a great idea!! love it

    DIANA L.

  2. They do look super cute all lit up!