We’re gearing up for our Halloween party this weekend, and the house looks like a crime scene!
One of my favorite decorations that I made this year are these mummy heads! They look so eerie and so creepy!!
They couldn’t be easier to make though, and they’re so inexpensive!
Keep them handy after Halloween to fire a warning shot to future boyfriends, bad neighbors, and the newspaper delivery service if they keep throwing the papers in your new rose bushes. You might get the “Psycho on the Street” label, but you’ll have beautiful rose bushes! 😜
To make this project a little easier, I’ve included a how-to video!
For this project you will need:
Room Temperature Coffee
Pour coffee in a 9×13 baking dish. Soak your paper towels in the coffee and wring them out. Leave them crinkled up though, do not unfold. Let them dry on a rimmed baking sheet. This might take 2 or 3 days.
After your strips are dried, rip them into strips, about 1 to 2 inches in length up the width of your paper towel. Then it’s time to get gluing!
Brush mod-podge over a sizable surface of the head and start layering on paper towel. Brush glue over top the paper towel and keep layering on strips of paper towel. The end game of this project is to cover the entire head and not have any white styrofoam showing through. This project doesn’t have to be nice and neat, it’s a mummy!! The scarier, the better!
Be sure that when you get to the front of the head to really push your paper towel into the features like the eyes, nose, and mouth. This will help the features stand out when it’s dry.
After the entire surface is coated, let your head dry. This will take a few hours, but not too long.
Display your head in the window, on a cake stand, or amongst glasses of red wine to send a chill down your guests spine!