Happy October 1st everyone! On a sad note, we are on government shutdown. However, as of right now the internet isn't shut down so I thought I share these cheery pumpkin mummies with you to temporarily help take your mind off the peril that exists in our government.
Typically, this is how crafts go for me:
One hour into the craft I often say to myself “What in the HEE-HAW was I thinking?”
It's not that I don't like crafting, sometimes I love it. But I only love it for about 45 min-hour. And then the love sometimes turns to loathe. If only you knew how many unfinished crafts I have lurking in my basement (or that I finally gave up on and threw away). Don't judge.
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So today's craft is not a new one. I've seen it floating around the internet lately, and I'm usually the last to know about things…so chances are you all saw it last year. But here's why I love it:
SO EASY. And FAST. And CHEAP. Which equals a winner at my house!
I'm also a fan of crafts that give you the general idea of how to make them just by looking at them. I've never really been that good at reading directions anyway (Yes, I am that person that bypasses the measuring spoons when making a recipe and then wonders why my cookies turned out weird).
Plus, I've never truly enjoyed carving pumpkins anyway. Please don't call me the Halloween Grinch. I still give it a try every year, but it always just ends up the same: not quite as fun as intended. It's just messy. And I'm clumsy with a knife. Please… just give me a marker and let me color it.
Anyway..Here's what you need to make your own adorable set of mummy pumpkins:
You can't really notice the areas where you hot glue, but I always did my glue spots on the back or bottom of the pumpkin–just in case.
So to start off, make a glue spot and start the gauze.
Then wrap around and glue again. Repeat.
Then attach your eyes and if you'd like you can use a sharpie and add a mouth.
Some people died the edges of the gauze brown to make it look “aged,” but I definitely skipped that part. (I chose this craft for ease and time, remember?)
The first pumpkin seriously took me less than 3 minutes. The smaller one took double the time because I wanted to cut the gauze width in half to see what it looked like. Overall this project took 10-15 minutes TOPS.
And that my friend, is how all crafts should be.
Anyone else doing a Halloween craft this week?