DIY Mummy Door Decoration

How adorable is this?   This mummy door decoration will delight your trick or treat visitors.  It will also make a great prop for your next Halloween Party or the front door of your house. 

This DIY Mummy Door Decoration will delight your Trick or Treat Visitors. Makes a great prop for a Halloween party too.

This Great Mummy Door Decoration Will be A Hit With Your Neighborhood Kids.

Who isn’t scared by the thought of a mummy moving around in your house? This simple door cover is the perfect way to set a spooky mood in your home on October 31!Mummy figure

The project is fairly easy to do but takes a bit of time to finish.  The longest part of the project are the criss cross mummy wrap sections, but I’ll show you a few tips to make this easier.

To make the mummy door decoration, you will need the following supplies:  (these are Amazon links, but check your local Dollar store first. They many have many of the items in stock.)Supplies for the Mummy door

I started by covering my whole door with the black poster board (be sure to save one strip of it for the eyes.)   I started by using the tape, but changed over to the Blue Tack. This holds the weight of the poster board up better and will work best if you plan to leave it up for quite some time.Cover the door with black poster boardUsing a lunch sized plate for the yellow eyeballs and a glass for the black pupils, trace the eyes and cut them out.trace the eyesArrange the eyeballs and attach them to the black door covering with Blue tack about 1/3 down from the top of the door.  Start to criss cross the whte steamers around the eyes.  Arrange the white streamers so that the eyes show fairly well. 

criss cross streamersContinue covering the door with the streamers.  Use the Scotch tape to fasten them to the door.  I found this worked best to work with the door open.    This allows you to wrap the streamers around the inside and outside of the door with ease. (if you do it with the door closed, the inside door jamb gets in the way.)

Also, be sure not to do what I did! I started by walking back and forth to a table for each streamer.  Let’s just say I got a bit of exercise before I figured out the short cut of cutting dozens of streamers and putting them on my lap with the tape near by.  I love my exercise but not when I am making mummy projects!

open the doorWhat a fun project this mummy door decoration is!  Your Halloween guest will find it so much fun and it was so budget friendly.  I was lucky enough to get all of my supplies from the local Dollar Store, so it only cost me $3.50.  Tada!  Here is my mummy in all his spooky glory!mummydoor-main

Looking for more tips for a budget friendly Halloween party?  Be sure to check out this article on my my blog, The Gardening Cook.

I adapted this project from one that I found on a school room classroom door website called My Classroom Ideas.


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