mummy wrapped letters

I know, I know, Halloween stuff already. But I thought of this idea back in June and I’ve been so excited to try it. With October only two weeks away (aaaaah!), I thought I’d share how I made these for anyone who’s ready to get a jump on things.

mummy-wrapped letters
Paper mache letters (mine were two-feet tall but any size works)
Cheesecloth
White paint and a paintbrush
Glue

mummy-wrapped letters

I started by painting my letters white. I only used one coat of paint, just enough to stain the letters white.

mummy-wrapped letters

Next, I wrapped the letters with cheesecloth. Since my letters were enormous, I used almost an entire package (36-inch by 6 yards) per letter.

mummy-wrapped letters

I used Mod Podge to secure the ends of the cheesecloth (you can also tuck them).

mummy-wrapped letters

I then painted over the front of the letters with Mod Podge. I wanted my cheesecloth to look a bit yellowed and aged. This is definitely an optional step, but know that Mod Podge will turn your cheesecloth yellow, so keep that in mind when you are gluing down your cheesecloth edges.

mummy-wrapped letters

I had a bit of cheesecloth left over, so I ripped it in strips and tied them all over the letters.

mummy-wrapped letters

I love how they turned out. I even added some plastic spiders to decorate them a bit.

mummy-wrapped letters

Any questions, let me know. Have fun!