Mummy Spirits

The Martha Stewart Show, October October Fall 2007 2007

Scare up some Halloween spirit by turning an ordinary wine bottle into a delightfully sinister mummy. A spooky disguise for a wine bottle -- it's a Good Thing!

Tools and Materials

Paper towels
Coffee (cooled)
Corn syrup
Glue (optional)
Mixing bowl
Craft stick
Foam brush
Mad scientist sticker
Bottle of wine

Mummy Spirits How-To

1. Dip paper towel and cheesecloth in cooled coffee. Crumple paper towel and cheesecloth; allow to dry overnight.

2. Make a solution to attach paper towel to bottle: mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon corn syrup, and 1 tablespoon coffee (cooled); stir with craft stick. With a foam brush, apply a thin layer of solution to areas of bottle to be covered with paper towel, being sure to do only one area at a time because solution dries quickly. (Glue can be used in place of solution if desired.)

3. Cover bottle with paper towel, leaving an open spot to show name of wine. Cut or rip cheesecloth into strips. Take dried cheesecloth and wrap around bottle to create the look of a mummy. Use some of the paste to make cheesecloth stay put if necessary.

4. Attach mad scientist sticker.


Mad scientist stickers can be found at Michael's stores or at


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