October 6, 2010

Some "Mummy" Loves You

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I think every Holiday is a reason to celebrate and Halloween is no exception. I think it’s fun to surprise my husband and son with a little something on Halloween morning. It doesn’t have to be expensive – get creative! Last year my husband got a Spider musical tie from the Dollar Store with his favorite pack of candy – classy, huh! This year, I decided to do a mummy theme.
For the card I used white card stock, black card stock, orange paper – whatever you have in your stash (mine had Halloween words printed on it,) glue stick/glue dots, paper cutter, and some ink to distress.
I got the inspiration for this card here.
Start by cutting your orange paper a little smaller than the front of your card. Use your ink pad (mine is bronze) to distress the edges. Glue the orange paper to the front of the card.
Next cut a bunch of 1/2 inch strips from your white card stock. Then use your ink to distress the edges making it look old – like a mummy!
Once your strips are ready, begin placing them on the card and gluing them down. I started from the top and the bottom, working my way in. I also let the strips hang off the edge until I was finished and then cut them all off once all the white strips were in place. I chose to leave some of the orange poking through. If you want to cover more of it up, glue more white strips on.
Then cut out two large orange circles, two smaller white circles, and two small black circles. Glue them together to create the crazed mummy eyes.
Lastly, attach the eyes to the mummy card. I also used my last white strip and tied it in a knot, trimmed the ends, and stuck it on the side of the card to make it look like the mummy’s head bandage.
You can then write whatever you want for the message. In mine I wrote, “Some ‘mummy’ loves you!”
Here are the materials for the mummy treat:  a hot glue gun, your man’s favorite king size candy bar, giant google eyes, and medical gauze (I got mine at the Dollar Store).

(I had originally seen a similar idea here. However, after being unable to find Sugar Daddy suckers and realizing my husband would like a Reese’s better, I changed it up a bit.)
Start by putting a dot of hot glue on the back corner of the candy bar. Then place the end of your gauze on the glue.
Then just wrap up the candy bar, twisting and moving the gauze as you go. Also, put a dot of glue here and there to hold the gauze in place. One 3 yard roll of gauze is the perfect amount to completely cover your candy bar and tie off the end.
Once I had covered the entire candy bar, I tied a quick knot in the end to make it again look like the mummy’s head bandage. Lastly, I added giant google eyes with a dot of hot glue on the back. I adjusted the gauze to come over the eyes a bit to make it look like they were underneath.
And there you have it! A simple and inexpensive treat for your man or kids this Halloween.

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33 Responses to “Some "Mummy" Loves You”

  1. The Brindley's says:

    Way cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. BranFlakes says:

    this is super cute!

  3. Candace says:

    So darling, I love it!

  4. Chelsey Roberts says:

    Love it!

  5. CorieAnn Scarbrough says:

    This is awesome! I will be using this for my hubs and the kids! Thanks for the great idea, Erika!

  6. Kristen says:

    Seriously SO cute! thanks for sharing!

  7. Heather says:

    Great idea! Thanks for posting this for all of us "mummies"!

  8. Wendy says:

    So so so cute!! Cant wait to do this!

  9. Jessica :) says:

    I love this idea! I may use the card idea for my card exchange this month! And the candy bar idea is perfect for my hubby. Thanks!

  10. Tara says:

    Like I have already told you a MILLION times….I love this! :) Great job, Erika! Now, THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! {lol} I am excited to make mine for Jamie! :)

  11. Secret Mom Thoughts says:

    Super cute ideas.

  12. Kari says:

    Adorable! I love this, I'm totally doing this! My boys will think it's the coolest thing ever! Great idea!

  13. Moogie says:

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  14. Tony and Kimra says:

    omg, those are the cutest things i have EVER seen! I wanna make them!

    Kimra
    http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com
    http://kimraskreations.blogspot.com

  15. Kim @ seven thirty three says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great ideas. Thanks for linking with What little boys are made of.

  16. whilehewasnapping says:

    This is very cute! I'd love for you to come link it up to my Halloween party this weekend. Hope to see you there.

    Krista

  17. Julie says:

    That is totally and completly adorable!!! I love it and will have to do the candy thing for my co-workers they would love it. In expensive, but super fun and cute! Thank you SOOO much for linking up as I will definatly be making this and you can be sure it will be featured next week because I LOVE IT!!! – Julie

  18. Ash says:

    So cute. I got some gauze at the Dollar Store the other day, thinking it would make a good Halloween/Mummy craft. This is just the right thing!

  19. beth says:

    Sooo cute!

  20. Kristi Flanagan says:

    How fun is that! Love your blog! What great ideas to keep the fire alive! Please come back and keep planting more creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

  21. Lori@Paisley Passions says:

    What a great idea!! Love that it is so cute, yet so inexpensive!!! Thanks for linking up (and linking back) to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

  22. Erin says:

    Those are both the most adorable ideas!!!

  23. Meg says:

    This is hilarious! What a great idea. These would make great party favors for a Halloween party as well! I love it. Thanks for sharing!!!

  24. Sawdust and Paperscraps says:

    Love that card and think the mummy wrapping is a cute idea on the candy bar too.

  25. Cassie says:

    Very cute!

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