Make a Halloween Mummy From a Ceiling Fan Blade

Judy Tosh
by Judy Tosh
5 Materials
2 Hours

Repurpose a ceiling fan blade into a Halloween mummy to hang on your front door.


Gather your supplies: fan blade, dollar store/Walmart spooky eye window clings, grey paint (or black, brown, & white paint mixed), 3" wide white fabric strips or gauze

Make grey paint

If you don't have grey paint, mix brown, black, & white paint together to get a dark grey paint.

Paint the blade with grey paint

Paint the fan blade with a coat of grey paint - just enough to cover the color of the blade.

Add eyes & Wrap blade with strips or gauze

Glue on a pair eyes and start wrapping the fabric strips or gauze from the bottom, tacking the strips down on the back side with glue every so often. I did a single layer of strips, but you can do a double layer if you like.

Adjust a strip around the eyes as you like and continue wrapping to the top. I plan on using the top hole for hanging or it can lean against a wall on a mantle.

Dry brush paint on for a "dirty" look

Now it's time to make him "dirty" You can use the black or brown paint to very lightly dry brush some "dirt" on your mummy.

Finished mummy

Here's the finished Fan Blade Mummy. If you want to make a "female" mummy, add a hair bow or a costume necklace.

Before & After

Here's the before and after of the ceiling fan blade mummy.

Girl mummy with butterfly bow

Optional: Here's a girl mummy with a butterfly bow and fake eyelashes.

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For more spooky and enchanting decor projects, discover Hometalk's best Halloween mummy craft ideas.

Suggested materials:
  • Ceiling Fan Blade   (Habitat for Humanity Restores)
  • Spook Eyes Window Clings   (Dollar Store/Walmart)
  • Grey Paint   (Craft Stores)
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