Gator party, and added a cute cutout spider web runner from Pier 1. Here's a closer shot.
blood taper candles are also from Pier 1. The spider is from the dollar store and I just suspended him from the chandelier.
In the background, you may see the mummy tray. I wanted to create one like Martha, and since we had a vintage glass head from a garage sale trip years ago, it was just too easy! I simplified Martha's recipe since I didn't want to deal with anything sticky. It came out just as I had hoped!
- Start with the head. You can get a Styrofoam one or a glass one, and actually I have seen vintage reproductions of my glass head at Pier 1!
- Next, get two large rolls of gauze. The night before, heat up some hot water and either regular tea bags or instant coffee on the stove.
- Once it is hot and brown in color, remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes, or until it is at a safe temperature to touch.
- Place each roll of gauze, unraveled, into the pot for about a minute.
- Remove, wring out in the sink (do not rinse), and place on a paper towel lined cookie sheet. You need to let the gauze dry out for about 12-18 hours.
- Once you have the gauze dry, simply wrap it around your head until it looks like a mummy! I used about 1 1/2 rolls around the head and then draped the rest along the tray.
More to come this weekend as Halloween comes. Check back soon for more fun and fast projects before Halloween night!