Make Your Own Mardi Gras Masks

What is more fun than pretending you are a masked character?  There is so many possibilities with making your own masks.  {Masked princesses, superheros, fancy balls, Halloween} My 2 loved pretend playing they were part of a carnival/masquerade ball marching all over the house with the biggest smiles.




Purple Mask:
Glittery Gold Puffy Paint
Glittery Crystal Clear Puffy Paint
Gold and Silver little circles (comes in a glitter pack from $1 tree)
Small Silver Stars
Green Flake Glitter

I went around the mask with gold puffy paint sketch style to spread it out and puff just a little.
Crystal Clear Puffy Paint Circle Eyebrows in dots.

Let dry.
I used the puff paint to go around a little bit of the mask at a time and attached the small gold circles. 
Draw a swirl and dots on either side of the eyes.
Attach 2 silver circles with more puff paint on the first eyebrow dot.
Attach 2 small stars on the inner eye corners with puffy paint.

Wand:
2 Wooden skewers
Electrical tape
Gold Glittered/Metallic Ribbon
Purple Ribbon
Yellow Ribbon
Green Ribbon

Put your 2 wooden skewers side by side and wrap the electrical tape up towards the points.
Place a small dot of hot glue at the bottom of the skewers and attach the gold glittered ribbon and wrap all the way down in a slanted style. When you get to the bottom wrap around horizontal at the bottom and attach a small amount of hot glue at the bottom(let cool slightly so you don't burn the mess out your fingers) and press together to seal the bottom. 

Cut even lengths from the Purple, Yellow, Gold and Green ribbon.
Tie a knot in the center and glue at the top of the wand. 

Line up your wand to the corner of the mask so there is wand at the top and bottom.  Place a small amount of hot glue on your wand and let cool slightly and attach to the mask. 


Green Mask:
Glittery Silver Puffy Paint
Glittery Gold Puffy Paint
Silver Paint
Gold Glitter
Purple Bead
2 small and 1 medium silver stars

Twist the purple bead open and size up your bead and decide how long you want your bead. 
Make a design with your silver glittered puffy paint in a outward motion surrounding the mask.
Squeeze your puffy paint all around the top where your bead will go.  Place your bead onto the puffy paint and arrange it where it needs to be. Let it dry.  Go back and place a dot of puffy paint on every string in between the beads (let dry and repeat). Go over the beads with a little silver puffy paint and do a scatter spread to cover every bead. 

Squeeze out gold puffy paint along the bottom dots of the mask and sprinkle on your gold glitter.  Let dry.
Gold puffy paint with curled eye lashes and line the bottom of the eye hole. Let dry.

Go around the top with a paint brush with a little silver paint in an outward motion.  Puffy paint in the center under the center of the purple bead above the nose and create a swirl to the left and to the right.  Let dry.
Paint over with silver paint.  Let dry.  Attach a medium silver star in the center and 2 small ones on the end of each swirl.

Wand:
2 wooden skewers
Electrical tape
1 purple feather
1 green feather
1 yellow ribbon
2 yellow ribbons tied into baby bows
1 glass bead
Silver/metallic glittered ribbon

Put your 2 wooden skewers side by side and wrap the electrical tape up towards the points.
Place a small dot of hot glue at the bottom of the skewers and attach the silver glittered ribbon and wrap all the way down in a slanted style. When you get to the bottom wrap around horizontal at the bottom and attach a small amount of hot glue at the bottom(let cool slightly) and press together to seal the bottom. 

Tie the feather together with your yellow ribbon. Braid your ribbon into the feathers. Attach a small yellow bow at the top and the bottom of the feathers. Glue your glass bead right above the small yellow ribbon that will be right above the mask.


Line up your wand with the mask so the bottom yellow ribbon goes right above the mask.  Place the hot glue on the stick and wait a second for it to cool down so it does not melt your mask. 

All Done! 


Gold Mask:
Lace and Black Spray Paint

Silver metallic circles
Faux Lead Paint
Glittered Crystal Clear Puffy Paint
1 large silver star
2 purple feathers
2 green feathers 
1 yellow feather

Grab a patch of lace an lay it over your mask and lightly go back and forth with you black spray paint.  Let dry. 

Line around the eyes with faux lead paint. (see above) After it dries attach each silver circle on the end of each eye lash and let dry.  Go back over all of the eye additions with glittered crystal clear puffy paint.

Attach ribbons from the outside in purple, green, yellow, green and then purple.  Attach feathers to the inside of your mask with hot glue(work fast). Place a line of glue and lightly blow on the glue while you are attaching and lining up your feathers.  My mask only slightly melted but was just fine.  Place glue on the top of the feathers and attach a strip of ribbon across the end of the feathers.  Place a small dot of puffy paint on each feather (around 6) and do not line them up but alternating positions of silver circles on each feather(see above). 

Tie your purple ribbon into a bow with the small yellow and green ribbon wrapped in the inside and wrap on the outside of the bow and hot glue in the back. (see above)  Place a line of puffy paint in the center of each ribbons inside loop and sprinkle little silver stars in it.  On the ribbon under the center~ glue a large silver star, a gold circle and a small silver star on top.

Place a dot of puffy paint on the right lower corner of the mask and attach a large silver star. 

Wand: 
2 Wooden skewers
Electrical tape
Purple ribbon
Yellow ribbon
Green ribbon
Small and Large Silver stars

Put your 2 wooden skewers side by side and wrap the electrical tape up towards the points.
Place a small dot of hot glue at the top of the skewers and attach the purple ribbon wrap in a slant from the right to the left and place a small dot of hot glue to secure at the bottom.  Small dot of hot glue and attach the yellow ribbon and wrap slanted from the left to the right and attach at the bottom with a small dot of hot glue.  Small dot of hot glue and attach the green ribbon and wrap slanted from the right to the left and attach at the bottom with a small dot of hot glue.  Cut a small strip of purple ribbon and glue around the bottom for a clean tip.

*I used the side of scissors to press the ribbon down at the bottom to secure the ribbon with the hot glue so I didn't burn myself.


Same as before, line up your wand and place hot glue on it wait and attach. 

It took a few days to actually complete these due to all the drying times.  I love how they turned out.  Oh, don't forget to burn the ends of your ribbons to seal them so they don't fray. 

$1 Tree Masks~ They come in a 6 pack. I got the metallic circles and glitter from the $1 Tree; the ribbon was on sale at A.C. Moore 3 for $1; the beads $1 tree for a 8 pack; stars, skewers and tape was a few bucks;  feathers came from Walmart (a few bucks); puffy paint Walmart (3 pack a few bucks); the green glitter was in a 4 pack in the .97 bin on the craft isle at Walmart and the lead paint a few bucks at Micheals. This could easily be a fun craft for the kids to do, but with regular glue.

4 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

These are so beautiful Amy and wish I was a bit more creative. I think my husband could probably do something like this (he was an art teacher and the more creative of the two of us). Love seeing all you come up with though and thanks for sharing!! :)

Raising Reagan said...

They turned out great! I have always wanted to go to Mardi Gras or to a masked ball for that matter!

¤´¨)
¸.•*´
(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
www.raising-reagan.com

Camille said...

Looks like so much fun! I doubt mine will turn out quite as pretty though.

wilson tom said...

Hi I am already follower to your lovely blog through GFC. It really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you, I would love it if you follow me back

my blog: www.wilsontom.blogspot.com

Printfriendly

Copyright © Consider Me Inspired | Custom Blog Design by Lilipop Designs