DIY Carnaval Mask

DIY carnaval mask (2)DIY carnaval mask (3)What you’ll need
Hot glue gun
Feather trim
Elmer’s glue
Flat paint brush

DIY carnaval mask (4)1 Take mask and remove unwanted embellishments. You can also find a plain mask.
2 Using the felt hold it up against the mask and mark the width with a pencil. Then create a semi circle to the height which you’ll like the feathers to sit. Fold in half and cut to create symmetry.
3 A-Take your ribbon of feathers and place it up again the top edge of the felt. Ribbon and bottom  2″ of feathers  should sit up against the felt. Mark and cut excess off.
B-If you’re using a loose bag of feathers line the 1st layer of feathers on the top edge of the felt. 2″ from the bottom of the feathers should sit on top of the felt.DIY carnaval mask (5)4 A-Using glue gun apply hot glue to the ribbon and place into top edge of felt.
B-Pick up each individual feather one at a time and apply hot glue.
5 Create 2nd row of feathers:
A-Take feather trim and place above 1st layer. 2nd row of feathers should overlap and cover about 2″ of the 1st layer. Mark and trim away accesses.
B-Take your individual feathers and overlap about 2″ of the 1st layer.
6 Glue down with hot glue gun. Same as step 4.
7 Last low of feathers: I like to use individual feathers to prevent bulkiness. If the feather’s quill  is too long, you can trim before gluing onto bottom edge.DIY carnaval mask (6)8 Back side of felt. Take trim of feathers or loose feathers and place right up again the top edge of felt. Top of feather should overlap felt about 1/2-1″ I also prefer to use loose feathers to prevent bulk.
9 Once the back side is all covered with feathers, it’s time to glue your masterpiece to the mask itself!
Squeeze a line of hot glue about 3/4″ height across the top edge of the mask. Quickly take front side of feathered piece and place bottom edge right above 3/4″ glue strip.
10 Almost done… Here comes the fun part.Time to decorate the mask itself.Take your appliques and play with the placement before using glue gun to tack down the position. 11 Apply Elmer’s glue to the whole mask using a brush. Pour glitter over mask until covered. Let dry for a couple of hours until set and Presto! You’re ready for to host your own Carnaval party.DIY carnaval mask


DIY Pom-Pom Crown

London Olympics remind us of monarchs, kings, queens, tea and biscuits. Crown yourself king or queen of your territory or household. What’s summer without jazzing up your outfit with a colorful headdress?
Invite your girlfriends over for a craft party.

What you’ll need:
Pom-poms: various sizes are nice
Bakers twine
Magna Tac (clear fast drying adhesive)

1 Measure twine around crown of head
2 Add 12″ to total length before cutting. This excess will be used to tie a bow for adjustability.
3 Create two slipknots 8″ from each end. In between the slipknots is where you’ll glue the pom-poms.
4 Add glue to a pom-pom, place twine on top of glue & and pinch pom-pom together for at least three seconds or until dry.
5 Continue until you fill pom-poms in between area of slipknots.
6 Add pom-poms at each end of twine.
7 Place pom-pom crown around head and tie bow at back to adjusted length.
8 TaAa…..DaAaa…..! Pom-pom! Get around, I get a crown! Carlton dance… Snap, snap.