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Make Masquerade Masks

I’ve always loved those gorgeous & intricate feather masquerade masks – and I always figured they were very difficult to make. I have discovered that they can actually be really easy to make! And as a side note, if you plan on making these for yourself, don’t let any little girls get a hold of them. They will walk off with them and you’ll never see it again.

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Making Masks

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Masquerade Mask Craft Materials List

Black crafting foam sheet

Colored crafting feathers

Fake flower petals

Hot glue gun plus Elmer’s glue


Elastic thread or ribbon

Mask template:

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Printable Mask Template

How to Make Masquerade Masks

Print out the mask template and trace it onto your foam craft sheet. I suppose you could make a more temporary mask if you printed out onto card stock (which is why I gave you two color choices). But I honestly don’t know how well it would hold up on paper. Just sayin’.

Cut out the mask from the foam:

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Cut Out Eye Mask Template

You can’t see it very well in the photo, but I also poked holes on the sides to add elastic when done.

Pick out feathers that you can glue symmetrically to both sides of the mask. I chose three colors and made sure that each color had a ‘twin’ that was about the same length and width. Once you have enough to go around the edges, start gluing them in place with the hot glue gun. I used 10 feathers in my masquerade mask, because I didn’t want them pointing down and tickling the heck out of my face.

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Glueing Feathers to the Masquerade Mask

This part doesn’t need to be particularly neat or pretty – it will soon get covered up.

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Arranging feathers on the mask

After the feathers are in place, cut some petals from a fake flower into the shape you want. I used two almost half circles for each side and a small group of four petals for the center top of the mask.

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Adding Flower Petals to the Mask

Glue the petals over the feather stems with the hot glue gun.

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Gluing Petals to the Feather Mask

Here’s the mask with all the feathers and petals hot-glued in place:

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Mask with all petals and feathers in place

Now it’s time to break out the Elmer’s glue – the hot glue gun won’t work for this part. Use a generous amount to cover up the base of the petals, being very careful to make a precise outline around the eye holes:

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Gluing the glitter onto the masquerade mask

Then put it onto a piece of paper and dump a ton of glitter on your glue.

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Glitter Dump on Mask

And just leave it there until it dries.

I know it’s hard. Don’t touch it.

But when it’s dry – you’re pretty much done!

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Masquerade Mask Craft

Simply slip some elastic thread or ribbon in your holes and wear it with glee!


4 comments for “Make Masquerade Masks”

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  3. is this a printable template pattern?

    Posted by Mhairi | June 17, 2011, 4:57 pm
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