Have you ever seen those sad little bags of white plastic masquerade masks sitting there in the craft store in all their dreary blandness? This fun DIY project transforms those inexpensive plastic shells into something beautiful! I was so pleased with the results. I can think of a ton of halloween ideas, not to mention masquerade fun! It never ceases to amaze me how you can add a little trim, fabric and sparkle and take something from drab to totally fab!
This project has been bouncing around my head ever since I did that first Craftsy Costume Box Course back in 2011, which certainly qualifies it for a Finish Fifty project! Now that the school year is back on, I might get half-way done with my list of fifty by year's end . . . do you think?
Allie's favorite is the blue one with the bead danglers. Meanwhile, I'm more partial to the big pink bow over the eye. Certainly though, these could go dark and dramatic, too. I have one cat eye mask left, and I may just take it to the black, lacey, racey height it deserves!
I must admit I've always been a sucker for a great feather!
Here are Allie and I playing around. To be honest, she can't really keep her hands off of them.
DIY Directions start here:
Craft store masks
Embellishments (ribbon, jewels, glitter, feathers)
Mod Podge for Fabric
Apply a layer of Mod Podge on fabric. This worked well on the plastic mask. On the mask that was more paper in content, I used regular craft glue for this step.
Now re-feed the elastic band through the mask and tie a knot. I used my seam ripper to poke the elastic through.Voila.
Which is your favorite? What would you do to your mask?