Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dollar Store Placemat Masks

I have been wondering what to do with all of the junque I have collected and stashed in my craft room. My obsessive compulsiveness sends me to the craft store every time I get a new idea, but I've determined to use up some of the stuff I've bought that is gathering dust. You know those plastic padded place mats that you can buy at Dollar Stores? Or that you have stashed away because you do not want to decorate your table with Sesame Street characters or Christmas joy? Well, I thought up this idea after seeing some pretty girls dressed up for a masquerade ball the other night in front of Trolley Square. Lizzie-Bee, my darling daughter-in-law, pointed out that one was busy throwing up her dinner, but all I could see were ribbons, feathers, and glitter. Above is a tutorial as to how to create a mask. I started out with a simple template, but I found some more complex ones online. I glued black and white paper to the padded side of the mask and decorated with bits n pieces, odds and ends from there. I even added a brooch I found at an estate sale. With more practice, I can begin to add more complex decorations like fringed trim, feathers, and sequins.............see ya' later....I'm off to the craft store again!  This post is shared with SNS


  1. www.dollarstorecrafts.com
    has a challenge going on right now using dollar store place-mats you should check it out and enter this project! Also check out www.oneprettything.com I thnk you will like it!

  2. Waht a great idea, I love it! SOOO cute! Thanks for linking up with Sweet Charli this week! I like this idea and want to feature it with other Linky Loves entries next week if that's okay! So check back to see it! :) Thanks again!

  3. I never would have thought of this--thanks for linking up such a creative idea!