DIY Mardi Gras Mask

Mardi On!

It’s not an official party without a Mardi Gras mask! The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune on one, either. Create your own out of a repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jug with these easy instructions.

Mardi Gras Mask

Mardi Gras Mask

What You’ll Need:

Mardi Gras Mask Supplies

  • Empty Hiland Dairy Milk jug, half-gallon sized
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Assorted feathers
  • Assorted gems
  • Ribbon
  • One-hole punch

Instructions:

  • Create a mask template on the paper and cut it out using scissors. Tip: You can find plenty of great mask templates online.
  • Rinse the milk jug with warm, soapy water and remove the label. Allow to dry completely.
  • Use the mask template to trace the shape onto the flat side of the milk jug and cut it out using scissors.

Mardi Gras Mask Step 1

  • Spray-paint one side of the mask with two coats of paint. Allow to dry completely.

Mardi Gras Mask Step 2

  • Using the one-hold punch, punch two holes on opposite sides of the mask.

Mardi Gras Mask Step 3

  • Decorate the mask using markers to draw designs, and adhere gems using the glue gun.

Mardi Gras Mask Step 4

Mardi Gras Mask Step 5

Mardi Gras Mask Step 6

  • Cut two pieces of ribbon long enough to tie around your head.
  • Tie the ribbon through each hole.

Mardi Gras Mask Step 7

  • Adhere feathers to the mask using the glue gun.

Mardi Gras Mask Step 8

Diva’s Tip

If you don’t want to tie the mask around your head, simply glue a long stick to the inside corner of the mask.

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva