Every New Years for the past 4 years I’ve tried to do something slightly different than normal. This year, it involved going to a proper Masquerade Ball—in San Francisco, with the symphony orchestra.
The invitation said that masks were supplied, but we decided we didn’t want to fit in with the crowd…so we made our own. I used Christmas ornaments to create mine, and Chris made his out of paper mache, paint, and hot glue! Check it out!
What we started with:
He altered the shape of the cheap plastic green mask by adding hard paper, then paper mache to the outside.
The finished product! I didn’t capture the in-between steps, but he used hot glue to make the swirls, then metallic silver and bronze paint to make it look like metal!
I’ve added a little single image tutorial for making masks out of Christmas ornaments, in case anyone wanted to repost or add it to Pinterest!