At some point in our lives, we get invited to fancy parties we don’t want to spend for (or we don’t have the budget too. I feel you, buddy!) But, there are some party themes like masquerade balls or Halloween parties that really require you to get to the mall and shop. Well, let us help you a little by checking one expense off the list by giving you ideas on a DIY masquerade mask that’s easy to make with our list of plans for how to make a masquerade mask from scratch.
No matter what method you choose, there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind. First, be sure to choose a design that is comfortable to wear. You don’t want the mask to be too heavy or obstructive. Also, be sure to take the time to decorate it properly. Adding some feathers, sequins, or rhinestones can really make a mask stand out.
Once you have your materials and design ready, it’s time to start crafting. If you’re using a cardboard base, begin by cutting out the basic shape of the mask. Next, use decorative paper or fabric to cover the entire front surface of the mask. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Once the front is covered, flip the mask over and repeat the process on the back side.
For a wire mesh mask, start by creating a frame using two pieces of mesh. Connect the two pieces at the top with wire or string. Next, add your chosen design to the front of the frame using more wire or string. Finally, attach elastic bands to the sides of the frame so that the mask will fit comfortably on your face.
Once your mask is finished, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Be sure to try it on and make any necessary adjustments. Then, use ribbon, sequins, or other decorative materials to dress up your mask. Have fun and be creative!
Best DIY Masquerade Masks
1. Mardi Gras Inspired Mask
This mask looks great and is truly easy to make. This mask would make as a good starter mask before you dive into some of the other masks listed below.
2. Leaf DIY Masquerade Mask
You know what? As I look at this mask, somehow, I am reminded of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. Am I the only one?
Follow along with Klaire’s video tutorial.
3. Autumn Masquerade Mask
With the mask it’s an altered variation of the first mask, with the addition of spray paint and adding a little glitter to turn the summer leaves into autumn.
4. Lace Masquerade Mask
Last minute masquerade party invitation? Thanks to this DIY project, you are saved! Now, you can look fancy without even spending too much time and money!
This mask can be made in under 15 minutes using hot glue, colored glue stick, masquerade mask template, 8”x10” piece of lace, parchment paper and scissors.
5. Green Man
This beautifully detailed mask is inspired by the actual Green Man sculpture of a face surrounded by leaves. It actually has a lot of story behind it, you might wanna search it up! It’s an instant conversation topic!
It looks somewhat natural. It’s a great multimedium craft and something to be proud of once it’s finished.
6. Down the Rabbit Hole
At first glance, you would already know that this DIY masquerade masks idea is taken from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. This elaborate and unique design will drop jaws and have everyone running towards you!
A comparable mask at the store would cost upwards of $200. Where you can make this version at home using vegetable-tanned leather, oven, parchment paper, water-based primer, white acrylic craft paint, liquid leaf, something to use as a lens, and some decorations.
7. Last Minute Mask
Hurriedly scrolling through DIY masquerade mask and scratching your sweaty head? Look no further! Take heart, we got your back! You don’t need to have much materials, just read through the instructions and calm yourself down!
This is a great last minute mask because it’s quick and easy to make. Plus, requires limited material to construct. All you need is: tulle or sheer fabric (I used tulle), fabric scissors, ribbon, black fabric paint, saran wrap, tape.
Instructables even has an attached template you can download and print off to make this project flawless.
8. Ice Queen
All hail the Ice Queen! This mask will surely mesmerize anyone who dares to look into your eyes!
This mask takes a little more work and time with it requiring the use of a cast for your face but, come on this is a beauty!
9. Golden Leaf
Another stunner is this dark mask with a touch of gold that can be used for a Phantom of the Opera themed party, maybe? Regardless, you can use this gorgeous mask for any party! It would be a waste if you’ll just use it once and never again, right?
10. Watercolor Mask
This real creative mask will bring color to the party! Gather some colors and start splattering. Believe me, it’ll look pretty! You can also put some rhinestones to add some further details.
Follow Klaire’s video tutorial on how to make this creative, yet simple mask.
11. Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk Mask
Well, to be honest with you, this mask won’t make you look sexy but, you know what? It’ll make you look freaking cool! And you’ll feel good about yourself for making this mask yourself, too!
This mask looks detailed with such simple materials. To complete this design you’ll need: respirator mask, gold spray paint, bronze spray paint, textured spray paint, gold nail varnish, old watches, glue gun, marker spritzer, and brown permanent marker.
12. Easiest Glue Gun DIY Masquerade Mask Ever
This easy and fast project will rescue you from procrastinating! All you need is a glue gun and little bit of paint and glitter.
Again Klaire makes making this mask easy with her video tutorial.
13. Glittery Glam Mask
For a truly glamourous look, try this glittery DIY masquerade mask. Simply cover a plain white mask with glue, then sprinkle on some glitter. Let it dry completely before wearing.
14. Colorful Feather Mask
Add a pop of color to your mask with this feathery design. Glue colorful feathers around the edge of a plain mask, or use feathers to create an entirely new mask shape.
15. Sequinned Mask
Sparkle and shine in this sequinned masquerade mask. Cover a plain mask with glue, then apply sequins in any design you like. Let it dry completely before wearing.
16. Metallic Mask
Give your masquerade mask a touch of luxury with this metallic design. Use metallic paint or markers to draw a design on a plain white mask, or cover the entire thing in metallic paint for a bolder look.
For a pretty and feminine mask, try this floral design. Glue fresh or artificial flowers to a plain white mask, or use flower stickers for a quicker and easier option.
17. Feather Mask
Feathers add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any masquerade mask. Glue feathers around the edge of a plain white mask, or use feathers to create an entirely new mask shape.
18. Cut-Out Mask
This unique cut-out mask is perfect for adding a bit of drama to your look. Cut out shapes from a plain white mask, then glue them in place. You can create any design you like, from simple designs to intricate patterns.
19. Painted Mask
Paint your own masquerade mask with this simple DIY idea. Use acrylic paint to create a design on a plain white mask. Let it dry completely before wearing.
20. Gemstone Mask
Add some bling to your masquerade mask with this gemstone design. Glue fake jewels or gemstones to a plain white mask, or use real jewels for a truly glamorous look.
21. Lace Mask
For a romantic and feminine touch, try this lace masquerade mask. Cover a plain white mask with glue, then apply lace in any design you like. Let it dry completely before wearing.
22. Paper Mask
This simple paper mask is a great option for beginners. Cut out a basic mask shape from coloured paper, then glue it in place. You can add details like feathers, sequins, or glitter for a more elaborate look.
23. Animal Mask
Get creative with your mask design and try an animal print. Glue fake fur or fabric in an animal print to a plain white mask, or use animal stickers for a quick and easy option.
24. Simple Mask
If you’re looking for a quick and easy masquerade mask idea, try this simple design. Cover a plain white mask with glue, then apply any type of decoration you like. Let it dry completely before wearing.
25. Mask with Tassels
Add some fun and flair to your mask with this tasseled design. Glue tassels around the edge of a plain white mask, or use tassels to create an entirely new mask shape.
27. Black and White Mask
Create a sleek and stylish look with this black and white masquerade mask. Cover a plain white mask with two coats of black paint, then let it dry completely before adding any other details.
28. Geometric Mask
For a modern and stylish look, try this geometric masquerade mask. Use pain or markers to draw a design on a plain white mask. You can create any type of geometric design you like, from simple shapes to complex patterns.
29. Sparkle Mask
This sparkly DIY masquerade mask is sure to turn heads. Cover a plain white mask with glue, then sprinkle on some glitter. Let it dry completely before wearing.
30. Gold Leaf Mask
Add a touch of luxury to your masquerade mask with this gold leaf design. Use gold leaf paint or stickers to decorate a plain white mask. Let it dry completely before wearing.
31. Patterned Mask
This patterned masquerade mask is perfect for adding a bit of personality to your look. Use pain or markers to draw a design on a plain white mask. You can create any type of pattern you like, from simple designs to intricate patterns.
32. Mirror Mask
This dazzling DIY masquerade mask is sure to turn heads. Cover a plain white mask with glue, then apply mirror tiles in any design you like. Let it dry completely before wearing.
33. Beaded Mask
Add some glamour to your masquerade mask with this beaded design. String beads onto thread or wire, then attach them to a plain white mask in any design you like. Let it dry completely before wearing.
Did these craft ideas help you save some time and money? We hope so! Now, head on to that party and rock your mask! Don’t hide that beautiful face for too long, though! Have fun! Don’t forget to post your DIY masks in the comments below!
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I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.