These cute Halloween decorations can be made very quickly and very cheaply. I am a HUGE fan of a 30 minute or less craft! They are simply used bowling pins (donated to me by my local bowling alley) white spray paint, cheese cloth, black paint pen, mod podge, and brown stain. It is as easy as it looks.
When you acquire used bowling pins, they are usually pretty banged up. I don’t bother filling in the wholes or gashes, but I do spray paint them all white. Most of my bowling pin projects don’t do wel with the bright pink stripes that usually are around the neck of the bowling pin. Once painted white and dried I used the paint pen to make two black eyes. Then, I simply draped the cheese cloth on the bowling pin for the ghost. I did put a dab of mod podge on his head to keep it in place. I used two to three layers of cheese cloth so it wouldn’t be too thin and so that the bottom would be more jagged.
The mummy starts with his eyes being painted on. Then he is wrapped in cheese cloth strips with mod podge painted on the bowling pin. It doesn’t have to be perfect, because after all, he has been laying around for centuries and his wrapping is bound to start unravel a little! 🙂 After it was wrapped up I dipped a paper towel in some stain and rubbed it all over the mummy to make it appear to be dirty. Simple and fast!!