October 2, 2012

DIY Mummy Lights

This craft was so simple and fun.  My 2-year-old loved helping me wrap pasta sauce jars and cheap vases in gauze and stick on googly eyes.  A couple battery-powered tea candles later and we're in business!


  • Empty glass jars (from pasta sauce, fruit, juice, whatever) or vases from a dollar store or craft store (the round one was $3 and the small one $1 at Joanne's)
  • Gauze or cheesecloth (1 roll per jar)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Battery-powered LED tea candles


  1. Apply a small line of glue along one end of a strip of gauze.  Glue to jar, and wrap gauze around in uneven bands.  Glue the other end and affix to bandages, preferably tucking one end in.
  2. Put a dot of glue on each eye and stick to jar.
  3. Apply a small line of glue along the top inside edge of the jar, and fold over any gauze sticking over the edge.
  4. Put LED tea candle in jar.
  5. Repeat for each jar.

1 comment:

You want to comment? Awesome! Have at it, rock star.