This October is going to be a little different and a DIY Halloween face mask (made with your Cricut or Silhouette) is going to be a must-have to show off a little, um, ghost. I consider this a great opportunity to be a little creative and get my face coverings to make people smile! You can also think ahead and incorporate your face mask into your overall costume.
Face mask blanks and vinyl
I bought the masks in this post on Amazon. (Affiliate link) They are a cotton-poly blend. But, as with all face masks, it is best to use your best judgment to purchase (or make) blind masks that will best suit your family and your family’s comfort.
I prefer designs that don’t heavily cover the area of the masks just above the mouth. Breathing through three layers is hard enough without adding a layer of plastic. But that’s my preference!
My personal preference for iron-on vinyl is Cricuts SportFlex. It’s thin, easy to transfer, and very flexible – which is important with face masks!
The Jack Skellington face mask
Nightmare Before Christmas has always been a favorite, and every year I make a pumpkin that looks like Jack Skellington. I can’t think of a better grin to put on a Halloween face mask than his!
These are the general instructions for making an iron-on face mask. Follow them for each design.
Do your mask!
Upload the SVG file to Cricut Design Space or your Silhouette program. Adjust the size to fit your face mask. I’d leave an inch on either end for Jack Skellington’s transfer. My mask is 4 × 7 so I’m going to make my picture 6 inches wide. Once you’ve resized the image, cut and remove your vinyl.
The Cricut Joy is the perfect size to cut a project like this one!
Your mask should be stretched out mostly so that it flattens out when you iron it on. I used a piece of cardboard to hold mine out for ironing.
I love my EasyPress 2 It makes it so much easier to get projects like this right. When transferring to your face mask, follow the directions for heating and pressing your material / vinyl.
If you use that Cricut SportFlex Vinyl As recommended, you will need to let the vinyl cool completely before peeling off the transfer sheet.
Spider face mask
When ironing on, stand the image on the side of your mask.
A crazy little face mask
This cute little bat also looks great when attached up and to the side of the face mask when ironed on. In this photo, the size was two inches.
Have fun, be silly and have a great Halloween, masks and everything!
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