mustache lips

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
– Scissors
– Blank paper and pen/pencil
– Patience

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.

cut to the size as needed


How to stiffen up the felt fabric:



1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of Elmer’s glue



blue mustaches baking in the sun!



pink lips photo ready, pucker up!



Guests having fun with the props!

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