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DIY Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My!
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.

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!

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.

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  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First:
    I'm excited! If you are ready to make some mustache and lips for your party, this is how it is going to look, for under $5!

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Gather your materials.
    4 - 8.5" x 11" fabrics from Michaels (with coupon, about $0.33 cents per fabric)

    Most of the felt I have found are cheap and flimsy.

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut in half, hot dog length.

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut hamburger style, per two inches, in rows.

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Get your template and trace onto the fabric

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out the mustache/lips

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stack them nice and pretty, and move onto the lips

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pucker up!

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Gather your materials, should you need to stiffen the fabric. No one wants a flimsy mustache that guests would have to hold with two hands.
    - Elmer's Glue
    - Container to mix
    - water

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 10
    Step 10

    For 20 mustaches, you would need:
    - 1/2 cup of water
    - 1/4 cup of elmer's glue
    - mix with the end of the bamboo skewer or chopstick

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Squeeze gently, the excess glue by hand. You can wear gloves, if you do not want to get your hands all messy.

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 12
    Step 12

    Afterwards, I placed each individual piece, dipped them into the mixture and laid them out onto the wax paper.

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 13
    Step 13

    You can let it air dry overnight, or put them outside in the sun to bake. I did the latter 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.

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 14
    Step 14

    Gather your bamboo skewer. I got this bag from the Asian grocery store for $0.99!

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 15
    Step 15

    Get your hot glue gun ready and affix it to the corner.

    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.

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 16
    Step 16

    Ta-da~!

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 17
    Step 17

    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 make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 18
    Step 18

    guests having fun with the props!

  • How to make a mustache. Mustache & Lips ~ Oh My! - Step 19
    Step 19

    here's me with my mustache, hoping for a boy - and it was a boy!

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