Easy Masquerade Mask

Learn how to make a super easy masquerade mask using a printable pattern. You can either use homemade felt or store-bought felt to make this adorable mask.

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I have finally figured out how to use my handmade felt from my Ultimate Guide to Wet Felting! It’s always difficult to cut up a piece of fabric you made yourself, but I knew if I made it into a unique masquerade ball mask, I could be happy with the outcome.

And while I used my own wet felted felt, you can either make your own as well or use store bought felt to make your own masquerade masks. The advantage to felting your own wool is you can add unique textures and make it look however you want, making for a very unique and one of kind mask!

And to make it super easy to make your own costume masks, I made this handy printable masquerade mask template.

You can also take it a step further to wet felt a fully shaped mask with this Venetian Mask.

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Materials to Make an Easy Masquerade Mask

Free Printable Masquerade Mask Template

Download this free printable template right here or from the shop.

When printing, be sure to print it in landscape mode and without margins.

For a child’s mask, print it at 80% scale.

image of a printable masquerade mask template from ab crafty

Download the Free Masquerade Mask Template

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Instructions to Make a DIY Masquerade Mask

Begin with a piece of felt. The whole reason for this project was to use my piece of green handmade felt from my guide to wet felting.

So for the wet felters out there, this is a great way to use your artful felt fabric. Otherwise, select the piece of store bought felt you want to use.

Holding finished piece of handmade wet felted green fabric with swirls of viscose, wool nepps and other embellishment fibers that have been felted into the wool

Two Ways to Use the Masquerade Mask Template

Next, print out the masquerade mask template. If you want to make a child’s costume mask, print it at 80% scale.

There are two ways you can use this template. The first is to cut out the template and place it on top of your felt.

Then trace around the template and around the eye holes.

placing ab crafty masquerade mask template over green handmade felt

The second way is to use a Sulky transfer pen. As someone who does a lot of fiber arts and felting, this is one of my new favorite tools.

To use it, shake it up and then draw on the outline of the mask template, directly on the paper. Be sure to also draw over the eye holes.

using a black sulky transfer pen to trace the ab crafty mask template printed on a piece of paper

Then place the paper on the back of your felt, ink side down.

Heat up your iron to the appropriate setting for your fabric and iron the back of the paper.

Tip: Be sure to not shift the paper around or the transfer from the Sulky transfer pen will smudge. If you want to check to see if your pattern transferred, very carefully lift up one corner.

ironing the back of a piece of paper that has the sulky transfer pen traced on the other side

Cutting Out the Mask

Once you have the pattern transferred, either by tracing the masquerade mask template or by using the Sulky transfer pen, cut along the outer edge.

cutting out a piece of green handmade felt that has the outline of a mask transferred using a sulky transfer pen

To cut out the eye holes, the easiest way to do it is to fold the mask at the eye. Then cut a slit in the middle.

Make sure you don’t cut past the outline!

folding a felt mask in the middle of the eye to cut a slit with small scissors

Now unfold the mask and use the slit you just cut to insert your scissors. Then cut along the outline of the eye holes. Repeat on the other side.

Tip: Mini fabric scissors for projects like this. I absolutely love mine! This is an Amazon link to the one I have.

cutting the eye hole out of a green felt mask

Adding the Ribbon to the Mask

Next up is to cut the ribbon. I’ve found that 15cm is a good length for each side as it gives enough room to easily tie it in the back.

For a kid’s mask you can get away with 10cm for each side.

cutting black satin ribbon in front of a green felt mask

Once the ribbons are cut, add a dab of hot glue on each side of the back of the mask and attach 1-2cm of the end of the ribbon. Repeat on the other side.

using a glue gun to put glue onto the edge of a green mask

Let the glue dry and your felt masquerade mask is now complete!

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Easy Masquerade Mask

Learn how to make a super easy masquerade mask using a printable pattern. You can either use homemade felt or store-bought felt to make this adorable and unique mask.
Yield 1 Mask
Project Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Materials
  

  • Felt Use handmade felt or store-bought
  • Masquerade Mask Template
  • 30 cm Satin Ribbon

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

Instructions
 

  • Print out the masquerade mask template, cut it out, and place on top of the back of the felt.
    Masquerade Mask Template
    placing ab crafty masquerade mask template over green handmade felt
  • Trace the template on the back of the felt. Don't forget the eye holes!
    Cut the outside of the template
    Felt
    cutting out a piece of green handmade felt that has the outline of a mask transferred using a sulky transfer pen
  • To cut out the eye holes, the easiest way to do it is to fold the mask at the eye. Then cut a slit in the middle.
    folding a felt mask in the middle of the eye to cut a slit with small scissors
  • Now unfold the mask and use the slit you just cut to insert your scissors. Then cut along the outline of the eye holes. Repeat on the other side.
    cutting the eye hole out of a green felt mask
  • Cut two pieces of ribbon measuring 15cm
    30 cm Satin Ribbon
    cutting black satin ribbon in front of a green felt mask
  • Add hot glue to each side of the back of the mask.
    using a glue gun to put glue onto the edge of a green mask
  • Press the 1-2cm of the end of the ribbon onto the glue. Repeat on the other side. Enjoy your newly made felt masquerade mask!
    holding a finished green masquerade mask made out of wet felted handmade felt with black satin ribbon hanging from the sides

Notes

For this unique masquerade mask, you can make your own handmade felt or use store-bought felt.
Download the free printable masquerade mask template.
Keyword Costume, Costume Mask, Felt, Handmade Felt, Mask, Masquerade, Masquerade Mask, Wet Felting

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