Introduction: Spooky Halloween Mummy Jar Lanterns

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If you’re planning a party this Halloween, these DIY Mummy Lanterns are a great spooky addition and they cost next to nothing to make!

I don’t know about you guys, but here at PK Green Shop we LOVE Halloween! But, as with many holidays, the price of going all out to celebrate can soon start to add up, especially if you're organising a party. That's why we think our DIY Mummy Lanterns made with old jars and toilet paper are a perfect DIY addition to any Halloween shindig and they're so quick and easy to make.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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What you'll need:

  • Clear jars - you can also use large plastic cups
  • Toilet paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape or normal cellotape
  • PKG Battery Operated LED Tealight Candles
  • Felt-tip pens (for decoration) - you can also use stick on eyes

Step 2: Prepare the 'mummy Bandages'

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  • Unroll a good length of toilet roll and tear off. Fold it in half and cut down the middle to make 2 long, thin pieces of paper.
  • Pull each of the pieces of paper apart (from end to end) to make them single-ply.
  • Repeat until you have enough paper to wrap around and cover all your jars.

Step 3: Start Wrapping

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  • Take the first jar and stick a small piece of double-sided tape to the shoulder (if you are using cellotape, fold a piece over to make it double-sided).
  • Take a strip of paper, stick it to the tape and begin to wrap your jar. Repeat this process until the whole jar is covered in paper.

Step 4: Bring Your Mummy Lanterns to Life!

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  • Once your jar is fully wrapped it’s time to get creative. Use the felt-tip pens or stick on eyes to decorate your mummy jars and bring them to life!

Step 5: Finally Add LED Candles

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  • Finally pop in your PK Green battery operated LED tealight candles and voila! Your very own Spooky Halloween Mummy Jar Lanterns

For more Halloween DIY inspiration keep an eye out for our 'Halloween Series' on our blog this October!


nilsbinnemans made it! (author)2015-10-28

Simple yet verry funny.

Erika021084 (author)2015-10-09

This work is outstanding wish I woulda seen this before I made my candy jar :(! Lol

Thank you Erika. You could still give them a go? Why not check out our other DIY Halloween Decorations - there's even 'Radioactive' Jelly!

Way cool!! Will do thanks again!

Thank you Erika. You could still give them a go? Why not check out our other DIY Halloween Decorations - there's even 'Radioactive' Jelly!

Joe Bass (author)2015-10-03

Here's what I got!

PK Green Shop (author)Joe Bass2015-10-06

Another great effort! :D We're loving seeing your creations, keep them coming!

gymno pro made it! (author)2015-09-27

I tried my best!

PK Green Shop (author)gymno pro2015-09-30

Amazing effort! :D All you need now is an LED tea light to pop inside!

gymno pro (author)2015-09-26

This is amazing, it is such a creative idea!!!! You have to win! I VOTED!

PK Green Shop (author)gymno pro2015-09-27

Thanks very much! We hope we've inspired you to give it a try this Halloween. Let us know how you get on :D

Joe Bass (author)2015-09-18

Great idea! It's simple yet it makes a very effective Halloween decoration!

PK Green Shop (author)Joe Bass2015-09-21

Thanks Joe! We're glad you like it. Keep your eyes peeled for more DIY Halloween instructables coming soon :D

lowky (author)PK Green Shop2015-09-22

I think rolls of crepe paper would let light through too with added advantage of using orange to make it a jack-o-lantern as well

PK Green Shop (author)lowky2015-09-23

Hi Lowky - We think that's a great idea! We've got something in the pipeline of a similar nature to show what can be done with different colours so keep an eye out :D

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