Make Your Own: Mardi Gras Mask

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Yes, yes, I’m fully aware that we’re nowhere close to Mardi Gras. However, I’m heading to Alt Summit and that’ll be (almost) as big a party as Mardi Gras (in fun at least). For the main party, there’s a green theme and since I ignored that when I packed, I decided to make a mask to at least accessorize in green. Lucky for me, I’m traveling with my friends, Delilah and Nicole, who are ultimates when it comes to all things preserving and crafting and they helped me make this super simple Mardi Gras Mask. Here’s what you need to make it happen:

DIY Mardi Gras Mask from First, gather up some supplies — we headed over to a craft store and got a glue gun, some Tacky Glue, a mask, a few paintbrushes, some glitter, and a few festive feathers.

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Thin the Tacky Glue out with a bit of water then paint it on the mask in a thin layer. Immediately start to sprinkle glitter all over the mask (let excess fall on a paper towel)… DIY Mardi Gras Mask from

…repeat until the whole mask is covered in glitter. Let the excess glitter fall off then set aside to dry thoroughly, at least 20 minutes. DIY Mardi Gras Mask from Once the glitter is dry, use the glue gun to attach the feathers and/or some other pizzazz, like those awesome jewels I attached here. Let dry then wear this snazzy Mardi Gras Mask anytime you want to channel the Big Easy.

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