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DIY Masquerade masks

06
Jun

 

Going to a masquerade party? Thinking about dressing masquerade for a different themed party? Well, a great and simple costume idea is making up your very own masquerade mask. Many will just head to the local crafts store and pick up a plain white mask and decorate it, but making your very own mask out of scratch is both fun and really makes your costume shine. Here is a quick guide to making your very own high quality feather masquerade masks.

Materials:

–          Scissors

–          Plaster wrap cloth

–          Water

–          Petroleum jelly

–          Sand paper

–          Paint

–          Peacock feathers

–          Glue and chopstick

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Apply petroleum jelly to face in area where mask will be.
  2. Cut two plaster strips, wet them in the water, and place in a “X” pattern across your face, covering the bridge of your nose.
  3. Continue to apply more plaster strips to your face in the shape of the desired mask. Make sure the mask is at least 3 layers thick.
  4. Allow mask to dry on face and remove, allowing it extra time to dry and become hard.
  5. Attach chopstick to edge of the mask with glue and cover with extra plaster strips.
  6. Sand the mask until smooth and apply desired paint.
  7. Glue peacock feather to the edge of the mask and you are ready to party!

If you feel like getting extra crafty, you can add on extra pieces to the mask using the plaster strips, such as spikes or animal ears. Either way, enjoy your new custom masquerade mask that is sure to be a hit at any party you go to!

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03
May

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Why buy when you can DIY?

Craft Corners have hundreds of DIY projects and craft ideas to inspire you with stitching, handmade jewelry and recycled crafts. We also like sharing ideas for Home & Garden or your Art & Design projects.




We also like to help you prepare unique decoration for special events such as birthday, Halloween, wedding or other family celebrations. Anything made of fabric, wood, plastic, glass, metal can be turned into something amazing.

We happily welcome guest bloggers to write about their favorite crafts. We would be glad to publish your crafts here ; also we regularly publish “the Best of the Web” craft on our website. Contact us! We have crafty corners!

We are looking forward to your suggestions, comments and new craft ideas!

How to decorate your home for spring

02
Apr

One of the most fun things you can do for your house is decorating it.  So we here at Craft Corners would like to show you what you can do to make sure your house is completely themed to the max so no one will question what time of year it is or any of your craft skills.

With spring here, what better way to decorate your house then with a plethora of spring items? Here’s a run-down of some quick buys that you can pick up to make sure you’re all set for any flowers blooming or bees buzzing around your house.

What you should get:

  • An Easter banner or flag to show what everyone should hope to expect upon entering your house, put this in your yard or on a flag holder
  • A stained glass Easter egg wreath – hang this up on your front door
  • A floral print table runner – this will be perfect for Easter brunch or dinner
  • A butterfly candle holder – so all your guests can admire your hard work
  • Bunnies – of course, any and all sizes, may it be made of cotton, ceramic or even homemade, decorating the house with a bunny look is exactly what you want to achieve
  • Eggs – the next most important step after the bunnies. What’s fun is if you decide to have the egg hunt inside the home then you can blend the eggs in with the ones that actually have candy in them

Take a gander at the house now! I would be very surprised if anyone didn’t compliment, enjoy or bask in the glory of one of the best seasons of the year. Checking out other craft blogs is a great idea to see what others have done to make sure their house is completely done up the right way. One of my friends bought some adorable wicker baskets to spruce up the front porch along with a wooden bunny entrance and it made her home look wonderful. What do you think you’ll be doing to make sure your house is ready for spring?

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