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Martian Costume Mask

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Use plastic canvas to create a fun martian mask for Halloween. This colorful mask is a great way to complete a Halloween costume. For another great Plastic Canvas craft, see the Neon Flame Mask.


Martian Halloween Mask


Materials:

  • Kreinik Medium (#16) Braid - see color key
  • 14 ct plastic canvas
  • 12” black chenille stem
  • 1 1/2 yds elastic cord
  • #22 tapestry needle
  • thick tacky glue
  • Chart

Instructions:

  1. Cut mask shape from 14-count plastic canvas. Do not cut out eyes before stitching.
     
  2. Stitch mask as shown on graph using 1 strand of Medium (#16) Braid. Long stitches should wrap the canvas.
     
  3. When stitching is complete cut out the eyes.
     
  4. Overcast eye edges and mast edges with 1 stand of of 005 Black Medium (#16) Braid. Go through a hole twice if necessary for adequate coverage.
     
  5. Fold chenille stem in half. Glue one stitched circle to each end of stem to make antennae using thick tacky glue.
     
  6. Glue “V” of antennae to orange area in middle of mask. Following stitching line, glue antenna in place from point out to edge of mask.
     
  7. Hold mask on face and measure from mask around rest of head. Cut a piece of elastic this measurement plus 4”. Thread elastic into larger needle and work end of elastic through stitching on back of mask next to eye. Pull a 2” tail and remove needle. Tie secure know in elastic. Trim end. Repeat for other side.

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