Miss Lisa from Kansas has the most awesome challenge up over at Our Creative Corner: Party Like it's Mardi Gras! I do live in a college town so of course our little local craft store does carry masks. Cheap enough at $2 for three!
Originally just a black plastic mask, I was at a bit of a loss to figure how how to make this mask cool! Turns out spray adhesive and a whole lot (large copious amounts) of black and purple glitter followed by clear spray will give you an awesome glittery finish that stays where it is supposed to.
Here is a close up of the glitter and my decorations. The large metal piece was previously an earring and perhaps you can see the vintage letter I added in behind everything? Used a lovely orange flower from Irini too!
The peacock feathery plant stick I found in the craft section in Walmart. I hot glued it all onto a vintage pot holder I found at the second hand store and dyed up, voila! You have a little wall hanging!
Here is a second photo that also has an unaltered pot holder so you can see what I started with. Somewhat grungy but with a lacy edge that won me over!
Oh and Happy Fat Tuesday? I guess Mardi Gras translates to that from French. I had to google it myself, because I have wondered for years what that meant. Sounds like a good day for a cupcake...honestly. Or making something with glitter and lots of it!