If you’re a Pretty Liars Fan, I’ve got a DIY for you that’s fun, easy and inexpensive. This mask will cost about $10 to make and only about 30-60 minutes, most of that time is letting the paint dry!
On March 24, 2015, an episode of Pretty Little Liars aired called Welcome to the Dollhouse. Charles appears in a creepy mask in a prom scene and again as Spencer plays a home movie on a projector.
This mask is surprisingly simple to make and I’ll share with you the materials and steps for you to make your own!
I bought the materials I needed at Michaels and Hobby Lobby but you should be able to find them at any craft store. Check your local store for specials and coupons!
This Creatology Mask costs $4.99
You’ll only need 2 colors red and black.
These come in small bottles that only cost about $2.00.
This comes in a roll with a few yards so you can use it for other crafts too or make more than one mask. It only cost $2-$3 dollars.
Painters tape and Glue
I like this glue called Aleen’s Tacky Glue. It’s thicker and holds right away.
The painters tape is better than other kinds because if forms a better seal so paint won’t bleed under.
Now that you have your mask and supplies, grab some paint brushes and scissors and you’re ready.
The first thing you’ll need to do is place the tape in a “V” formation ending just centered above the nose.
I tried to center the top lines to above the center of each eye.
Press the tape to prevent bleeding then apply black paint.
Next apply tape down one side from tip of black to side of chin. Keep tape in a straight, diagonal line and press edges flat. Apply red paint.
Let dry. Remove tape.
Repeat on other side/cheek.
Remove tape. Let dry.
Hopefully, your mask is looking creepy at this point.
The next step is to apply paint along the paint lines basically making a big “X” on your mask.
Place gold trim on one side.
Place trim on other side overlapping right above the nose.
The last step is to trim the extra hold trim to the edges of the mask.
You can now find the perfect spot to display your mask.
You can either hang it from it’s cord or get an display easel used for plates.
Mine is part of my PLL shrine!
I hope I inspired some of you to try this and that you have as much fun as I did!
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