Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mardi Gras Masks!

Karneval /Mardi Gras is a wonderful excuse to to pull out (or create!) the masks, the beads, the crowns, the face paints, the costumes and have a party!

Here are some felt flower masks we created to help celebrate
Mardi Gras & our *soon to be arriving* spring!

To create you will need

Silk flowers
Glue (we used a glue gun)
Sequin trim

To begin cut out your mask (To measure I held the felt up to my girl's face and drew an outline with erasable marker)
Pull your silk flowers apart, fold them in half and glue them on one by one in what ever pattern suits your fancy!

Next glue on your sequin trim around the eyes

Glue ribbon on to the back of the mask for tying on around the head

Add what ever extras you desire and voila! !

Ready to celebrate!

In Joy
~ Shanti ~


  1. Oh I love these. So colourful and fun. Looks like you had a party just making them! Enjoy!!

  2. lol I was just thinking , well those masks are a little girly for my grandson but then saw a pic of your fellow lol
    so maybe not to girly ;-)

  3. these are SO pretty and colorful!
    thanks for the tutorial.

  4. That is so beautiful! I also adore the colors! We don't celebrate Mardi Gras at our house, but I'm thinking my daughter would love one to play dress up with! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oooh, I want one! My girls would love them, fact they are peeking over my shoulder saying "let's make those masks...ooh and those fairies...AND those butterflies...'kay mommy?" Thanks for the inspiration. I'd better get off this computer and start snooping around the house for craft supplies. :)

  6. Super cute! i just featured you at UCreate with Kids.


  7. Love the masks! So beautifully crafted! And the girls look stunning too.

  8. I love these masks, especially the colors you chose. My daughters would love them for dress up and play. Thanks for posting how you made them.

  9. These masks look so cool! You did an awesome job of showing how easy it can be to get creative and make the masks yourself. Awesome tutorial :)

  10. These are so awesome! I would LOVE for you to come link this post and any other Mardi Gras post in my Carnival Link up. I'm giving all who link up a pin. I've been getting some really good hits from it and would love to add yours to the collection!

    Thank yoU! Susie

  11. I love how colorful the masks are. This would work great for some type of Halloween costume. Just can't think of the top of my head of a good one to go along with this mask.

  12. they look great!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

  13. Oh, those are pretty! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  14. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your mask! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

  15. The origin of Mardi Gras dates from the time of the Romans. The Roman festival was called the March Calendars. Indeed, the Romans celebrated the awakening of nature by agrarian rites. On this occasion, the prohibitions were transgressed and the disguises authorized. It’s from far away.WHAT IS MARDI GRAS


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