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Thursday, May 3, 2012
MUMMY VASE OR CANDLE HOLDER
You can turn a glass wine or juice bottle, an old white t-shirt into a mummy vase or candle holder for almost free from items you may already have on hand.
As I have always been creeped out, but at the same time fascinated by mummies I wanted to craft something mummyish as a tribute and came up with this. It could be used to hold flowers or you could stick a candle in at the top and allow the drippings to collect on the mummy to give it a creepier look.
- Old white t-shirt
- Glass bottle
- 2 large googly eyes (Dollar Tree sells bags with mixed sizes for $1)
I used a slightly oil stained t-shirt so it was already a bit weathered looking, but if you wanted to give it an aged look you could heat up a few teabags in a large pot an then put the t-shirt in, steep in for a half hour or so then dry it.
At the bottom of the shirt, start cutting at the bottom around a inch strip, except before you get to the end, angle upward to keep a continuous strip and continue to do so until you have enough to wrap the bottle (I went up to the mid chest on mine)
After cutting the continuous strip, wrap it up into a ball as it will make it easier to work with.
Wrap the end around the bottom then tie a knot. Start wrapping around the bottom covering the knot and continue upward overlapping a half to a quarter inch to cover the bottle completely.
When you get to the area that starts curving it will start to pucker, so I start wrapping higher up and go around a few times before you start working your way back down.
Glue the eyes a little below where it starts to curve then continue wrapping, except not as close and leave an area for the eyes to peek out. I used E-6000 glue as it is sturdy, but any strong glue or a hot glue gun and sticks would work.
When you get to the bottom cut the t-shirt and tuck it in a bit in back then dab with a bit of glue
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