Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask With Our Free Templates!
You don't have to be in New Orleans to be inspired by all the incredible sights and sounds of Mardi Gras - the festivities are renowned around the globe for the bold and beautiful colours, infectious energy, and show-stopping parades! Want to grab a slice of the action, and create something colourful and fun? Then you'll just love this DIY Mardi Gras mask that the talented Becky Cole has handcrafted for us!
Whether you've a masquerade ball planned, or you and the kids fancy turning up the tunes and just dancing around the living room, you'll definitely have double the fun wearing one of these beauties! Download the free templates below and follow Becky's step-by-step tutorial to discover exactly how to make your own Mardi Gras mask... and start dancing!
DIY Mardi Gras Mask Tutorial
Using the printable templates, cut out your fabric shapes from felt as follows:
- 1 x from white card
- 1 x yellow
- 4 x coral
- 4 x orange
- 4 x peach
- 33 x dark brown & 1x peach
- 28 x cinnamon
- 30 x yellow
- 1 x orange
- 2 x coral (these can be interfaced to prevent stretching if you wish)
- 1 x brown
- 1 x brown
If you have a Brother ScanNCut, scan in the templates and use this to cut out your shapes. If you don’t, you can use the templates to cut out the shapes by hand.
Feed the ends of the elastic through the holes on each side of the mask and glue in place with your glue gun.
To create the central fan glue 2 peach (5), followed by 2 orange (4), followed by 2 coral (3) to create a fan shape. As you continue to add the felt shapes, make sure you place them symmetrically. [Numbers in brackets relate to numbered shapes on your printable template sheet.]
Next, create the side fans using first 2 coral (3), followed by 2 orange (4), then 2 peach (5).
Next position all but 7 of the dark brown (6) pieces along the bottom edge and top edges, between the fans.
Echo this pattern with all the cinnamon (7) pieces, layering them over the top of the dark brown pieces.
Next, layer up the yellow (8) pieces around the edges of the eye holes, layering them on top of the cinnamon pieces. Glue the large yellow piece (2) in the centre of the middle fan.
Using the remaining 7 dark brown (6) pieces, slot them in between the side fan pieces, either side of the large yellow centre piece, and in the middle of the large yellow centre piece. Glue in place.
Fix both coral (10) pieces around the edge of the eyes. Then place the orange (9) piece over the top, between the eyes.
Finally position brown pieces (11) and (12) in place down the centre front, and glue long gold bugle beads around the mask to make it sparkle! Your mask is now finished... and there's nothing left to do but put it on, turn up the music, and dance!