Looking to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, but not wanting to wear the make-up? This Dia de los Muertos Mask is a fun alternative when you can’t paint your face. The veil also covers up your face mask if you need to wear one where you’ll be celebrating.
Check out the video to see the full tutorial.
- White mask
- Silk flowers
- Hot glue gun
- Acrylic paint
- Needle and thread
Painting Your Mask
Starting with a white mask is the perfect base for this style. The first step is to take your black paint and paint some black ovals around the eye holes.
Next paint your nose shape along the nose bump of your mask.
Now you can really have some fun. Add some color, think flowers and pattern radiating out from the eyes. You can draw this with pencil to get everything where you want it.
You can also add some details along the cheeks with swirls or spiderwebs, it’s up to you. My mask wasn’t big enough to really do too much detail, so I just stuck with the eyes.
Once you’ve finished painting your mask let your paint fully dry. I found the paint dried very quickly.
Adding Flowers to Your Mask
I’ve chosen some brightly colored silk flowers, you could also use black or red and black flowers or whatever colors you choose.
Cut the flowers off of their stems just below the base of the flower. Leave enough so your flower doesn’t fall apart..
Using your hot glue, start adding your flowers to the top of your mask.
Adding a Small Veil
Cut your tulle many times the length of your mask (the longer it is, the more dense your veil will be) and the length you want.
I’ve cut mine about 16 inches long.
Gathering your tulle
I did this quickly by using a needle and thread and a running stitch.
Once your tulle is gathered, tie off your ends so that it doesn’t unravel.
Use your hot glue to add your tulle to the bottom of your mask.
The last thing you can do for your mask it to add some ribbons on the sides. I used black velvet (mostly because that’s what I had), but you could use a mix of bright colors or whatever you like.
If you’re looking for a fun mask and a great way to cover up your face mask this year, this is the perfect mask for it.
Instead of wearing this mask you could also use it for decoration, I think it would be really cute hanging on a door instead of a wreath, or on the wall above the ofrendas.
If you’re interested in doing make-up for Dia de los Muertos check out this post on a sugar skull make-up tutorial.
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