Just because you want some extra sleep doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with a boring eye mask. Here’s how I transformed a dollar store sleep mask, Dia de Los Muertos-style.
I love to sleep as long as possible in the morning, but as soon as the sun comes in my bedroom window I find myself wide awake. Know the feeling? Want to sneak in a few more minutes of shut-eye? Then an eye mask will be your best friend!
I found one at the dollar store but it wasn’t quite my style, so I decided to dress it up with some sugar skull patches from Crafty Chica and a little bit of puffy paint. To see how I made it, watch the video, or keep scrolling for written directions!
- Eye mask, $1
- Sugar skull patches, about $4/set
- Puffy paint, on hand or about $2 and up
- Glue, on hand
Total: about $9 and up
Glue sugar skull patches to the eye area of the mask. These are actually iron-on patches, but my mask is made from some ind of man-made fabric that I thought might melt if ironed – if you mask is made of a different material you might be able to iron them instead.
To embellish the area around the patches, I used puffy paint to create a sugar-skull-inspired pattern. I even used glow in the dark puffy paint for parts of the design, which just might freak my husband out in the middle of the night!
Keep adding different patterns and colors until you are happy with the results.
Once the glue and paint are completely dry, your ye mask is ready to wear! Bring on the sunny mornings!