Last weekend we were invited to a masquerade ball. We thought about buying masks at a party store but then we thought it would be fun to make our own. We googled masquerade masks online and then headed out to Michael’s Arts and Crafts store. We ran around the store picking up supplies and very quickly an entire hour passed!
We brought our goodies home and started our construction. I covered my mask with a Tula Pink fabric: The Birds & the Bees Bees Knees Lapis.
Can I just say that I love Tula Pink’s designs?!
I added pearls, ribbons, and a peacock feather.
One of my favorite parts (that you can’t see in the picture) is we added wristlets to the bottom of the “sticks” so that our masks could dangle if we needed to free up our hands.
Jake’s mask had a much more masculine feel. I love the simplicity of his mask.
We actually didn’t even plan to color coordinate our masks, but I guess our creative juices were inline with each other!
And here we are…
We had a lot of fun designing our masks. Arts and crafts are fun. We are hoping we’ll get invited to another masquerade ball because we have a lot of ideas on how to make our next masks.
(if you look real closely you can see the beginning of my little baby bump….)