Today, I choose one of my favorites. They are these cute little mummies made from 2x4's.
Here is what you need:
2x4 cut to the length you'd like, I think mine were probably 4- 5 inches long.
Gauze (I used this really neat gauze stuff that was really wide, it had been used for cleaning at a business, but any roll of gauze should work)
Scrap fall colored material
distressing ink (brown) you could just use brown ink.
Foam makeup sponge
paint (flesh tone, pink, black, white)
Hot glue gun, with hot glue sticks
Clear coat spray
What to do:
Cut the 2x4 to the length you desire.
Sand (I don't worry about sanding too much because most of it is covered by gauze)
Paint the whole block the flesh tone
Allow paint to dry
Secure a piece of the gauze on the back of the block and then just start wrapping and twisting the gauze around the sides and top and bottom of the block, leaving an opening for the face to be painted on. Finish off by securing the end of the gauze to the back with hot glue.
Use the foam makeup sponge to distress the gauze with some brown ink.
Using the end of a paint brush, dip it into some black ink and dot the eyes onto the face area.
If you could like you could add some smaller dots into the black dots (ends of pins work great for doing this), or you could just leave them all black.
With a scruffy looking sponge (you could use an older brush and cut off some of the bristles) pounce it into some white and pink paint. Pounce it onto some newspaper or paper towel until there is not much ink on it. Then you can use it to add the blush to the cheek. Pounce onto the cheek area of the block.
Cut your scrap material into rectangles and squares. Glue them on with the glue gun, layering and staggering them on top of each other. Now you can add your button and some jute.
Finish off with some clear coat spray.
There you have it a super cute mummy decoration.