Do you decorate for Halloween? Looking for a few easy and fun DIY ideas? I love easy decorating ideas. This wrapped Mummy Candle is easy, quick, and costs very little to make. In fact, most everything needed was found at the Dollar Tree. It’s a little messy, making it that much more fun to get involved!
* includes a recipe for DIY fabric stiffener
- Fabric Stiffener **
- Googly eyes
- Glue Dots – mini
- Pillar candle
remove the label from the candle
Unroll the gauze and fully coat it in the fabric stiffener (messy part!)
Start with one end of the gauze and begin to wrap it around the candle. Do so over a protected area. I used a large plastic bag.
Continue to wrap leaving a space open for the eyes. You do not need to use the entire length of gauze, but I did.
Set it aside to dry. At this time you may want to light the candle so that it burns down a bit to better glow the eye area when used.
Attach the eyes using a Glue Dot. Take the eye to the Glue Dot and then remove it from the roll.
Try not to touch the Glue Dot with your finger so it remains as sticky as possible.
Place the eyes.
*To make the fabric stiffener:
You will need:
- corn starch
On the stove, boil 1/4 cup of water.
In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup of cold water and a Tbsp of corn starch. (mix well)
Add the cold mixture to the boiling water in the pan.
Stir constantly and allow the mixture to boil and or thicken.
Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
– this recipe can be doubled