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How to Make My Halloween Mask for BHG

I mentioned last week that I would provide you with the instructions to make the same Halloween Mask that I made for Better Homes & Gardens. Halloween will be here in just a few weeks, but there is still plenty of time for you to create your own version of this mask!


  • plain mask
  • wooden dowel rod
  • green acrylic craft paint
  • leaves and finely textured faux flowers for the main part of the mask
  • taller faux flowers for the floral pick
  • wire (preferably green florist’s wire)
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • small hole punch
  • green embroidery floss
  • small fake bird


  • Start by punching holes along one side of the mask. This is where you will eventually attach the dowel rod to support your mask.
  • Paint a base coat of green on the mask and wooden dowel rod.
  • Glue faux leaves around the eyes and nose of the mask, leaving room along the outer edges.

  • If you wish, create eyelashes out of spindly petals (faux allium work well) and glue them around the eyes of the mask.

  • Use hot glue to attach the fake bird near the top of your mask.
  • Cut your finely textured faux flora into pieces and glue these to the mask, covering as much surface area as possible and tucking under the edges of the leaves and around your bird.

  • Next, create the floral pick that will attach to the support stick for the mask. I chose three branchy faux flowers of differing textures and used hot glue to attach them to each other.

  • Once the dowel rod is dry, attach the floral pick along the top with hot glue, then wrap with wire to secure.
  • For a more finished look, wrap green embroidery floss around the dowel rod where you attached the floral pick.
  • Attach the dowel rod to the mask with wire, and you’re done.

* If you like my mask you can vote for it every day at until October 10.

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  • Johanna
    October 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Ok – I am kind of awe of your creative genius. This is so beautiful – I would probably hang it on a wall. Bravo. Beautiful!

  • Rachel
    October 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    It’s beautiful! I was so excited when I saw those masks in BHG! Thanks so much for the how-to, I’ll be linking in my next Costume Roundup.

  • Michelle
    October 8, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Wow that is absolutely breathtaking. Clever beyond words. Wow. I’ve voted you are currently in 2nd place!

  • Silva
    March 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I just fell in love wth your beautiful masks and i wonder where i can get a plain mask or canI craft one myself?
    thanks for answer and inspiration ;)

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