DIY Mardi Gras Mask

Headed to a Mardi Gras party but don't have a mask? Make this DIY Mardi Gras Mask from www.drugstoredivas.net.We went to a Mardi Gras party yesterday and the requirement for entry was a mask. Cool, I thought. I’ll just grab two at the store and we’ll be good to go.

Oh, if only it was that easy.

I checked up and down two stores with no masks in sight. So I did what any normal person with time constraints would do. I put together a DIY Mardi Gras mask for me and another for Pete.

I did cheat just a little bit and used a template from Sasquatch Willow to start. Our party was about four hours after I got home from shopping, so I didn’t have time to draw one of those as well. A little Googling and I found her site, which actually has a few templates.

DIY Mardi Gras Mask

Headed to a Mardi Gras party but don't have a mask? Make this DIY Mardi Gras Mask from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

Headed to a Mardi Gras party but don't have a mask? Make this DIY Mardi Gras Mask from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Print out and cut the mask template. Lay it on top of a piece of foam that you want for your top embellishments, and trace it. Cut it out.

Do this for as many masks as you’re planning to make.

Cut the embellishments off of the mask template, so you just have the “eyes” portion. Lay that on top of a second piece of foam and trace it. Cut it out.

Glue it to the larger foam cut out.

Cut out a few diamonds, triangles, and circles, and glue them on to the face of the mask.

Headed to a Mardi Gras party but don't have a mask? Make this DIY Mardi Gras Mask from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Using Mod Podge, paint around the edges of the embellishments. Sprinkle with glitter. When it dries, put on another coat of Mod Podge. That will dry clear and it will seal in the glitter so it’s not falling on your face all night.

Headed to a Mardi Gras party but don't have a mask? Make this DIY Mardi Gras Mask from www.drugstoredivas.net.

When the mask is clear, glue (or tape) the skewer on to the back of the mask so you have a handle. Now you’re ready for Fat Tuesday!

Headed to a Mardi Gras party but don't have a mask? Make this DIY Mardi Gras Mask from www.drugstoredivas.net.