I created mustaches and lips for my guests at my own Gender Reveal Party. If I was in a pinch and didn’t have the time, I would have spent $15 or so on Etsy. However, during the early part of summer 2014, I had just moved to Virginia. I had no job, little $$$ and plenty of time on my hands for DIY and crafts. This ended up being a fun project, they were really easy to make, and personally, a bit therapeutic for me.
With four, $0.33-$0.59 cents each felt fabric sheets and a bag of $0.99 cent bamboo sticks – you can create your own do-it-yourself mustache and lips.
Few extra tools needed to make this happen were:
– Elmer’s glue
– Hot glue gun
– Blank paper and pen/pencil
I started off with a design of how I wanted the mustache and the lips to look. I cut out the silhouette and cut the shapes out onto the fabric sheets. I was able to make 20 mustaches and 30 lips! This project was a lot of fun and doesn’t break the bank. It was well worth it!
Then I took the pieces that were filmsy and had to make them stiff. So I took a piece of a to-go container, added 1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of Elmer’s glue and mixed it. Afterwards, I placed each individual piece, dipped them into the mixture and laid them out onto the wax paper.
To speed up the drying process, I put the wet shapes onto my patio, and let them bake in the sun. I ran some errands and came back to the dried shapes.
Soon, I was able to apply the bamboo skewer sticks onto the corner/side of the shapes – by using the hot glue gun. Because we had kids coming over for the party, I snipped the pointy-sharp stick with scissors.
Ta-da~! Your very own DIY mustache and lips prop for silly photos. So you decide: buy these for over $15, or do it yourself for under $4.50.
How to stiffen up the felt fabric:
Guests having fun with the props!