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Sleep Mask DIY Craft

Sleep Mask CraftWant to give the mom in your life something really special for Mother's Day? Give her the gift of snooze. After all, every mom needs more sleep! For a great homemade gift, make this simple and quick DIY Sleep Mask to show Mom how much you appreciate her. Customize the colors or even embroider a message on it! She is bound to love this Mother's Day gift.

Materials:

  • 8 x 11 inch sheet of felt (in the color Mom would love!)
  • scissors
  • thread (choose a bright clor to contrst the felt)
  • needle
  • fabric glue
  • elastic
  • paper
  • pencil

Sleep Mask Craft - Materials

Instructions:

Step 1: Use your paper and pencil to draw a template of your mask. (A standard sleep mask is about 4 x 8 inches.) If you mess up, simply erase and try again! You can have as many passes as you like.

Step 2: Once you are happy with your template, cut it out.
Sleep Mask Craft - Step 2

Step 3: Trace the template onto the felt twice.
Sleep Mask Craft - Step 3

Step 4: Cut out the traced shapes carefully. You want them to align perfectly (or as perfectly as you can manage).
Sleep Mask Craft - Step 4

Step 5: Cut a length of elastic. This piece, when tied together, should fit around Mom's head.

Step 6: Grab your fabric glue. Spread some glue on the felt pieces and sandwich them together.
Sleep Mask Craft - Step 6

Step 7: Before the glue dries, insert your length of elastic between the felt pieces, so it is sandwiched between them and the ends are evenly spaced on either side of the mask. Press the elastic into the glue and felt and let it sit to dry.
Sleep Mask DIY - Step 5

Step 8: To secure your mask (and for a fun pop of color!) add some stitching to the edges! You don't need to be a sewing expert! Simple stitch all around the mask and make sure to stitch into the elastic to secure it even more.
Sleep Mask Craft - Step 8

You're finished! Wrap it up and gift it out and be prepared to hear rave reviews!
Sleep Mask Craft - Step 8

Want more Mother's Day gift ideas?

Find more crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.