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By Hostess with the Mostess

You’ll have the cutest little lions and elephants around with these homemade photo mask props… not to mention the most adorable party pics! We used 8” embroidery hoops to perfectly size these masks for pint-sized guests, but you can simply increase the size of the hoop to create matching props for bigger party guests too!

Lion Mask

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Instructions:

1. Print and cut out both the Lion Ears Template and Lion Mane Template. The lion mane is divided into 4 pieces, so once you’ve cut them all out tape the pieces together to make the full mane. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

2. Trace the mane onto the red poster board, then cut it out and set aside.

3. Slide the striped straw over your wooden dowel rod and hot glue it to secure in place. Next, open the embroidery hoop bracket and hot glue either side of the bracket to the straw-covered dowel. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

(Tip: If the wooden dowel is longer than the straw, you can either cut the dowel down to be flush with the bottom of the straw, or slide on a second straw on to cover the rest of the dowel.)

4. Wrap the festooning tissue garland all the way around the embroidery hoop. Hot glue the ends down. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

5. Hot glue the Lion Mane to the back of the hoop.

6. Cut out and glue the printable ears to the red mane… and you’re done! DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland


Elephant Mask

You’ll Need:


Instructions:

1. Print and cut out the Elephant Ears and Trunk. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

2. Slide the striped straw over your wooden dowel rod and hot glue it to secure in place. Next, open the embroidery hoop bracket and hot glue either side of the bracket to the straw-covered dowel. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

(Tip: If the wooden dowel is longer than the straw, you can either cut the dowel down to be flush with the bottom of the straw, or slide on a second straw on to cover the rest of the dowel.)

3. Wrap the festooning tissue garland all the way around the embroidery hoop. Hot glue the ends down.

4. Hot glue the elephant ears to the back of the embroidery hoop and glue the trunk to the front. You might want to take a little extra fringe and cover where the trunk gets glued. Done! DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland


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