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Making your own mask can be fun and exciting. Handmade masks come in handy for themed events such as Halloween parties or a masquerade ball. They also make perfect gifts for family and friends. Here are some items you will need to make a great mask at home:
A plain plastic mask
Acrylic craft paint
A black marker
A decorative stud
Invisible rubber thread
A small drilling machine or screwdriver
Follow these steps to help create the perfect mask for your event:
Color your plain white Zucker plastic mask with gold or silver craft paint. Keep in mind, you can use any color appropriate for the themed event.
Create a design on the mask using a black or colored marker. You can also go the creative route and embellish your mask with a Quatro fishing line. Use these shimmery lines to border your mask.
After you’ve given a nice color and pattern to your mask, use your crafts glue to decorate your mask with the assorted feathers.
Choose a stud according to your mask’s color scheme and paste in the center of your mask. This will hide the ends of the feathers and will add to the complete look of your mask.
Once you’re done decorating your mask, poke a hole on the left and right end of your mask right alongside the eyes of the mask.
Take your invisible rubber thread and cut it according to the size of your head. A great way to ensure a perfect fit is to insert the thread in one hole while holding the mask up to your face. This way you’re able to accurately measure the size from one end to the other.
Now you can finally insert the other end of your rubber thread into its corresponding hole and tie a knot at each end of the thread.
You can wear this mask to a party or showcase as in-home decor. With this tutorial, you can now design a unique mask or attend an elegant themed party.
If you’re looking to throw a fun but unique party, then you’ve come to the right place for ideas. All you really need are a few simple ingredients, plus a great slew of people to make sure that you’re set and ready for action. Read on to see what you need for the best party ever.
What you’ll need:
Cheese (like, Camenber, Brie,Gruyere, comte, and Herbed goat cheese)
Once you have everything you need, make sure to send out invitations. This could either be online or the old-fashioned way, hand-written invites. What’s helpful about a hand-written invite is its staying value. People are more likely to hold onto it and see its importance if it’s a hand-written note.
Next, this part is optional but fun, try and get a wine connoisseur in your midst. This will make it that much more fun to have wine there and someone who knows what they’re talking about.
If you have plastic wine glasses, you won’t be afraid to mark them with anything and we highly recommend that you do. Take a permanent marker and write each person’s name on their respective glasses. This will make it easier for anyone who puts their glass down and needs to find it later.
Having something like individual cheese knives will help keep the blue cheese where it needs to be and all the other cheeses on their own plates. If you decide to try a harder cheese, like cheddar, then using a wire cutter is a great option because it cuts through cheese very easily.
Serve everything on a multi-tiered dish and you will be set in terms of entertaining. For an even more fun option, get different crackers, this will really give a different flavor to some of the cheeses and even the wine.
Let us know if you end up throwing a wine and cheese party in the comments below! And tell us how it went!
This spring wearing pastel colored jeans is in fashion. Instead of buying a new pair of colored jeans, I am planning to make my own. I already own an old pair of white jeans and plan to color that to give it a new look. With a few easy instructions you can make your own trendy looking colored jeans at home. What you need:
Pair of old white jeans
How to do it:
I love pastel colors and have chosen lavender color for the same. Rit dye has around 500 colors to choose from so pick the one that you think is more of your taste.
Soak the jeans in hot water in the bucket and let it get completely wet.
Once it is soaked well, take two cups of water and add dye to it. Put this concentration in hot water and stir it well. Follow the instructions of the brand to know the amount of dye you put in to get the color you want.
Move the jeans well in the water so that it absorbs the color thoroughly.
Finally rinse the jean in your bath tub with warm water in the beginning and then rinse it in cooler water when your jean is not letting out color.
Now hang the jean outside to air dry it and get the desired color for your jean.
You are all set to wear your colored jeans with a white top and elbow length shrug to look chic and stylish.
Organization is key when working in an office setting or managing a lot of documents. With so many documents coming in everyday, life can become insane if an easy work flow system is not maintained. If you are running an office from home, two products that will streamline this process for you and provide systematic organization of the documents are a business mail organizer and business mail cubbies. A business mail cubby will help organize documents for different departments and a business mail organizer will help prevent the stress of searching for important documents.
There are two different ways to design a mail organizer or mail cubbies on a budget with some creativity:
All you need to make a quick and handy mail organizer is suction cup hooks and heavy duty envelopes. Attach the suction cup hooks to the wall, window or a desk. Now hang the heavy duty envelope into the hook. Make sure to have sufficient spacing between the suction cup hooks to accommodate the envelopes. You can reinforce the envelopes with clear tapes to make the whole built sturdy. Now add the relevant papers to each envelope according to your classification.
Get four to six cereal boxes of same size. Cut off the top and tape the cereal boxes together with a duct tape, glue or stapler. Take the cereal box and place it flat with the opening facing you. Enhance the look of this unit by covering with a colored construction paper, cardboard, aluminum foil or photos.You are ready with a mail cubby to add your paper according to a category.
While a DIY organizer might seem cheap, it is a great money and time saver when you are working on a budget and still looking for organization.
You don’t have to be the queen or king of crafts to make your own centerpiece. Using a few gel clear water beads and some fresh flowers, you can create a unique and inviting centerpiece for your dining room table. This easy and inexpensive centerpiece would even work for weddings and formal parties. You can even give them as a house warming gift.
Once you get down the basic idea of using the gel clear water beads, you get a little bit more creative. You can try multicolored water beads, or even a colored Tea Light candle instead. You can also submerge fresh cut flowers into water with your gel water beads. But for now, here are the instructions on how to make a simple yet beautiful gel clear water bead flower arrangement.
Soak the gel clear water beads for about five hours. These beads start out as hard pellets, but once you soak them in water they expand into pretty shimmering and decorative beads. Once you’re done soaking them, drain the water and rinse off the gel clear water beads.
Pick out your clear glass case and fill it up with your gel clear water beads. You can submerge you waterproof Tea Light candle into the beads.
Trim down and gather you flowers that you’ve chosen for your flower arrangement. You can keep it simple and just use a single rose, or pick out a selection of colorful flowers to arrange in the vase.
Before you place your centerpiece in the middle of the table, place a gold table runner on your dining room table. Whether you are hosting an intimate dinner party or creating a wedding tablescape, a gold table runner will look beautiful with your floral water bead centerpiece.