Day of the Dead Celebration Mask

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by Ginny Lowe, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Day of the Dead Celebration Mask

Come to the party as Frida Kahlo in this exuberant (yet surprisingly simple) Day of the Dead sugar skull mask. Don't forget to check out our Cat and Queen of Hearts masks!

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Begin by painting nose and around the eyes of your mask. When dry, use a cotton swab or a small sponge to dab the distress ink around the eyes and cheeks. Use Sharpies to add designs around the eyes and the nose, create the teeth, and to fill in wherever desired.
  • 2
    Add rhinestone stickers where desired. Use the glue to hold in place.
  • 3
    Set the headband down on the back of the glitter foam and trace, increase the width to 3”" wide, and cut the shape out. Then, cut ½”" slits on the inside edge. Hot glue the white headband inside the mask, allowing for at least ¾’"’ to stick out, and then glue the foam to the headband. Remove the backing paper and apply the feather trim to the sticky side of the foam. This should help the feather trim stand up.
  • 4
    Cut roses off the stems and hot glue them to the mask. Add the painted feathers to accent.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts 8-1/2”" Full White Mask, 9”" x 12”" Foam Zone Black Glitter Adhesive Foam, 1 yard Rainbow Hackle & Feathers Stencil Asst. Brights
  • •Bling It Rhinestone Stickers in: 3 mm Hot Pink, 3 mm Black, 6 mm Hot Pink, 6 mm Black & 8 mm Clear & Nicole'’s Boutique™ White Wide Headbands
  • •Ranger Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, 3 Flat Silk Roses, DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Lamp (Ebony) Black, Morex 3/8”" Black Square Stripe Glitter Ribbon, Fine Point Sharpie Markers in Magenta, Black & Yellow, Ultra Fine Point Sharpie Marker in Black
  • •Scissors, Aleene’'s Original Tacky Glue and Small Sponge or Cotton Swab