Mummy Wrapping

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posted on October 25, 2011 by  |  posted under Crafting, Halloween

Mummy Wrapping

First off…It’s Missy’s Birthday today!

Whoot!  Happy Birthday to You.

I tried to find an 8th grade picture of her, but I didn’t have any luck…so if anyone happens to have one please feel free to email it!  I know Missy’s sisters and mother read this blog:)  Send them my way please!

Updated…here it is.  Thanks Mindy

On with the post…

Mummy Wrapping

My sister in law called me a bit ago and asked if she could barter some of my wood cutting skills with something of hers.  I asked her what she was wanting to do…when she told me, I came up with a great trade.  I’ll help her cut wood if she lets me do a ‘HowDoesShe’ on her.

Items needed:

  • Wood letters (MUMMY)
  • Leaf Green Paint
  • Gauze
  • White fabric strips
  • Fake spiders
  • Stain mummy wrapping

My sister in law, Natalie, has talent oozing out all sides.  She loves to create and decorate and she’s good at it. Oh and her sister and mom are talented as well.  I’ll have to barter some more skills so we can get them on here too.  Fun times!

mummy wrapping

Okay…really I will get on with the tutorial.  You are here to learn about crafting and get some cute ideas.  I think this one will do!

Mummy Wrapping

Natalie grabbed some 2×12’s at the hardware store.  We found a cute font on line and printed out (in HUGE letters) the word MUMMY.  I don’t remember the font.  I’ve thought for 2 days and I can’t remember it.  Anything big and block’ie’ will do.

Cut your letters out with scissors and trace around it on your wood.  Cut it out with your saw…Oh wait you might not have a saw.  Go to the craft store and pick up some pre-cut letters.  That will work the same.

mummy wrapping

Paint the letters ‘leaf green.’  Just use the craft paint.  Take blocks to the sander or sandpaper.  Rough up the edges a bit.

mummy wrapping

Take gauze and wrap it around the letters.

Mummy Wrapping

Use some stain to add in a bit of ‘oldness.’  I would like to claim that as a new crafting term.  Not quite antique, not quite used, but oldness.  Just plain ‘oldness.’    A dark walnut stain works best or if you have an antique stamp pad…that will work too.

mummy wrapping

Now for the hard part.  Convince your sister in law to set up her craft outside in the street because you got there too late to take pictures in the house.  She is a good lady!  All for good lighting, we grabbed her display from her home and took it outside in the middle of the street.   Good thing her neighbors don’t know me:)

Mummy Wrapping Make sure to add your spiders to the top of the letters.

Bring on Halloween.  Can I just tell you how excited I am to see my kids in their Halloween costumes!?!

Mummy Wrapping

We are linking up to these parties…thanks ladies

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COMMENTS
  1. October 25th, 2010 at 8:02 am
    Suzanne says:
    So cute. I love them!
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..Fridays Fabulous Finds =-.
  2. October 25th, 2010 at 8:04 am
    brenda says:
    I LOVE it! I did posted about it on my blog. It will show up tomorrow at www.therapeuticcrafting.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    .-= brenda´s last blog ..Scrubbing Grout =-.
    • October 25th, 2010 at 8:22 am
      Alison says:
      Ohh! Thank you. I am excited to see it over there!!!
  3. October 25th, 2010 at 10:27 am
    monica says:
    soooooo cute!! And Happy Birthday to Missy!....p.s. I really love the way you guys do your tutorials...always great step-by-step pics and so easy to follow along!
    .-= monica´s last blog ..Haunted Playhouse! =-.
  4. October 25th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    Nesleirbag says:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MISSY! I love your clever way with words and your fab photography -
    This website is the bomb!
    The mummy-wrapped letters are so fun!
  5. October 25th, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:
    These are oh so cute!! :)
    .-= Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage´s last blog ..Maptastic Candle Wraps plus an announcement! =-.
  6. October 25th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Cassie says:
    Happy Birthday Missy!!!
    =)
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Halloween Party!!! =-.
  7. October 25th, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    Mindy says:
    Happy Birthday Mis! You're the BEST!!!

    PS Allison I have a couple of old pics of Missy, but I don't have your email address.
  8. October 25th, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Shelley says:
    Happy Birthday Missy!!! :) Didn't you turn 29 last year? -Hope it was great!
  9. October 25th, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    stacy says:
    Happy Birthday Missy! Your photography makes this blog so fun to look at every day. You are so talented and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. I hope your birthday is wonderful!
  10. October 26th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Melanie says:
    I am wanting to make the "Mummy" letters, but I'm not sure what type of machine you use to cut the thick board. I have a scroll saw and a blade that is suppose to cut up to 2" thick wood. It is taking forever. Could you advise me what type of machine or blade you use to cut the letter's out with. Can't get anyone to help me find a quicker way to cut out these letters. I couldn't tell what type of saw you use from the pictures. Thanks for the help.
    • October 26th, 2010 at 6:14 pm
      Alison says:
      Oh I forgot to say what kind of saw it is. It's a band saw. I love mine. If you have a scroll saw try and use teeth that are a little bigger...so it cuts faster. It you use a blade that has thin/small/fine teeth then it would be torture! Hope that helps you cut faster:)
  11. October 28th, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    Fawnice Davis says:
    I love this idea! Where did you find the spider candle holders? I love those too! ;)
    • October 29th, 2010 at 6:27 am
      Alison says:
      I think she got them at Hobby Lobby:)
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