It’s Fat Tuesday! Or, as I like to call it, Pleasantly Plump Post-Monday. If you didn’t manage to make it down to NOLA for the beads and bingeing, why not create your own Mardi Gras party at home? I make a new one every year using minimal materials and they always turn out pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself!
I’m a disaster with a sewing needle, so my modus operandi for crafty mask-making involves lots of colors and textures and not much prep work.
There’s tons of tutorials out there for making unique, vibrant masks without having to pick up a needle. Snap! even offers two free downloadable mask templates for you to get started. Then it’s simply a matter of choosing a fun pattern—and the best part? Since you’re using so little fabric, all you need is scrap.
Or go even simpler and more kid-friendly by decorating masks using colored paper, watercolors, glitter, stickers, markers, crayons—whatever combo you can dream up. There’s no limit to level of wild extravagance your mask can reach, because remember: No one’s going to know who you are under there!
What you need:
1. Simple mask
2. Scrap fabric and/or decorating materials
3. Scissors and glue
4. Dowel rod for holding (if your mask doesn’t come with a string fastener)
5. A can-do party attitude
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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