I realize that this post would’ve been more helpful in October, but better late than never. I’m a big fan of Halloween, particularly DIY costumes and decor. This time, I decided to purchase a printable bunny mask from Etsy, (seller will remain nameless). The mask looked simple enough, and had a slight vintage appeal that I was fond of. Well, my simple DIY mask very quickly turned into a massive waste of time and paper. The printable file was not even close to being sized correctly for an adult, despite the claims that it was designed to fit an adult when printed at 100% scale. The pieces were fiddly and were a nightmare to assemble. Thankfully, the PDF file only cost me a few dollars. My frustration led me to the conclusion that I could design a much simpler, proper-fitting mask myself, even with my limited experience with designing such things. So I went for it, and I’m happy to report that the result was on point with what I was originally looking for. After seeing how my mask came together, I decided to create PDFs and save them for future use and sharing.
Personalized, handmade party decorations may seem intimidating at first, but there are fun and frugal ways to pull it all off. One of the great things about handmade party décor is that it can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. Ordinary items can be transformed into something new and charming. Continue reading