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Masquerade Masks

Tonight is my daughter's very first high school date dance. She has the new dress, new shoes, new jewelry and a fancy hairdo. She even wore make-up!! She never wears make-up.

The dance theme is a masquerade ball, requiring masks. When she told me that lots of the other kids were just printing off masks from the internet to use, I said we can do better. Here is where my crafty-I-must-win-the-competition (like there is a competition lol) instincts kick in. Off we went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some inexpensive plain black plastic masks, dowels to use as holders and a bag of feathers. I then dug out jewels, ribbon, glitter, sequins, etc. from my scrapbooking and craft stash.

These were actually pretty fun to make! The dowels got wrapped with ribbon, the masks were adorned with feathers, ribbons, feathers and lots of shiny bling and I tied some hanging ribbons onto the finished dowel for fun. I just used Aleene's Tacky Glue to attach everything. Love that stuff. The only bad thing is that I now have tiny bits of feather fluff all over my dining table. :)

Here are the finished masks:



Comments

Anonymous said…
What a fun idea for a first date dance. I am sure everyone there wished they had had a masque like hers.
Anna said…
1flatlakegirl@gmail.com anna what a great idea!! We are planning to dress up for the Alaska Iditarod Race (start) this year and the masquerade/mardis gras is our theme...cant wait to make them...great ideas!
Noelle said…
I love this so much! I have started planning my Halloween party for 2011 (I know, I'm a freak) and I wanted to do a masquerade type thing and this would be perfect! Thanks for the great blog.
Lovely! I tried this for Halloween one year and it was a blast!
Alex Quinn 82 said…
Masquerade ball themed proms are getting very popular everywhere and demand for masquerade prom masks are high when promenade season arrives. You need to make sure you have the right masquerade masks and accessories that will make you feel part of the party!

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