Bear Face Mask Tutorial | Cricut

Halloween is a time of creative freedom but this year is a little well very different. Same may say it is making this time grim,  however, I challenge you to try to see a different perspective. For instance, wearing a face mask can add to your costume rather than hinder it. In past years you’d paint your face, this year all you need to do is decorate a mask saving time and well the itchiness from paint on your face. On another note for obvious reasons most workplaces prohibit employees from coming to work with a painted face or full covered mask. A face mask opens up the possibilities for me this year which is why I decided to create this d.i.y. specifically. Not going to work?  Well wear it out for errands or around the house to spark a little joy to those around you and yourself. Below is the full tutorial for part one of the bear costume tutorial, the mask along with written instructions.

Bear Face Mask Tutorial Video

Materials: 

  1. Black Face Mask
  2. Black Glitter Iron on
  3. White Glitter Iron on
  4. Cricut Machine
  5. Mini Easy Press

Instructions:

  1. Press all the pleats straight on the face mask. It will not lay flat if you have a fitted mask similar to the one I used. 
  2. Draw out the bears nose and smile on paper, scan it onto your computer and upload it into design space.
  3. In design space create an oval to go under the nose and smile layer.
  4. Measure your face mask to make sure the proportions will fit on your mask.
  5. Place your glitter iron on down (shiny side down) and cut out both pieces.
  6. Press the white glitter iron oval onto the mask. (Peel cold)
  7. Press the nose and smile on top of the white oval. (Peel cold)
  8. Enjoy (:

On Wednesday we will be creating bear ear hair clips to complete the look so mark your calendars.

Are you dressing up this year?

Let me know down below (:

XOXO Faith

Plan Your Own Happiness | Halloween Activities

Lost for words, where to begin and more importantly is there an end. As we are living through what will soon be written in the history books of future generations it can feel as if we are in a stand still. I refuse to believe that this time is a halt in progress. Yes, it can be lonely at times as we are away from loved ones to keep them safe. Yes, those who have taken advantage can blur the lines and darken an already stormy day. Frankly it is disgusting so why is the system built to their advantage? Why do we encourage thieves with repercussions being unwritten. You can only blame your upbringing for so much so I refuse to believe that our parents are the ones to blame for the story their descendants decide to write. What kind of story are you painting during this uncertain time? Will you focus on the way the stars sparkle and light up the darkness or will you allow it to consume you at the core. No matter how this year has started everyday is a day to change  how your story will be written so remember even if today’s page is dark and grey there is a new one to flip to in the morning. It is perfectly okay to be not okay, everyone paints a smile from time to time. Remember you do not need to be alone either, if you open your eyes and allow them, those who love you are waiting to lift you up. 

This past month I have been focusing a lot on happiness. I encourage you to ask yourself what makes you happy: is it dancing around the house in your sweat pants, painting a masterpiece, running, baking, skating, journalling? Create something, try something new, don’t focus on perfection but rather the fact that you are constantly learning and improving. Schedule time for things that make you happy in your planner and make your mental health a priority. Write it in pen, I used to be a pencil person so that it would not mess up my planner, but that has changed since my planner is for me. Plus it helps knowing in the back of my mind that I can slap a sticker onto any rescheduling that must take place. A good way to start is with this coming “holiday” unless you celebrate Day of the Dead, Halloween is really just a made up holiday, however, it is still celebrated by the mass majority.

Some people have decided to go against guidance and still trick or treat. In past years trick or treating has always been a conscious concern for the public as ugly people poison candy and do all sorts of crazy things. Honestly, I am not a fan of halloween, but I do dress up. I’m not a fan of the craziness it brings out in people or the scary aspect either. If you are in love with halloween here are some ideas on how to participate safely this year. Enter or host a zoom dress up contest, make it fun with some fun virtual backgrounds. Watch movies indoors with an intimate group. Have kiddos or simply want to spread a little festive spirit? Try creating a scare package for friends. It can include little activities or really anything you desire. Create a spooky painting, the options are really limitless if you tap into your creativity. I will be creating a simple costume idea starting this Saturday for those who want to dress up during the day for errands or at work. Create your own happiness by planning time for things you enjoy. For me that includes creating a fun planner spread for halloween week (shown below), dressing up at work (coming soon) and spending the evening watching a movie with a treat (tbd). You don’t have to risk your safety to have fun so try one of these ideas and share in the comments if you have more ideas to share. 

XOXO Faith

Ralph Breaks the Internet | Halloween Costumes

Since the first trailer came out for Ralph Breaks the Internet, I have been hooked and rather excited for it to come out in theaters. I’ve seen the trailer where Ralph feeds the bunny too many pancakes so many times! Comment down below if you laugh every time too. If you have not seen it yet here it is, you’re welcome.

DIY Mermaid Costume | Halloween

Still don’t have a costume picked out? Don’t worry,  here is yet another easy diy costume to inspire you! For those lovelies out there who love to go under the sea. ha. For real though, Ariel is my favorite princess but often has a trashy looking halloween costume. This is why I decided to do a more modest version for ya’ll.

Halloween Costume Ideas | Work

Since Halloween is on a Wednesday this post is focused on not only last minute ideas but also inspiration for work appropriate costumes. Suggestions on how to make costumes work appropriate are also included for the not so typical options. I did flat lay photos as each costume’s makeup depends on how strict your dress code is at work.

DIY Shark Costume & Makeup Tutorial

EEEP! Today I have exciting news, the first official Halloween costume of the season in a d.i.y. To make things easier your girl made a youtube video to guide you step by step to making this sassy beast costume. This was actually my costume last year for Halloween, however, with the Meg movie that came out this year plus sharks being my favorite animal I could not resist sharing it.