Way back in elementary school we had to wear swimming caps when we went to the public pool. I hated it because my cap made me look like a strange bald egg. Now that I'm older, I still don't like the idea of wearing swim caps... but I really dig the way that those cool, retro, vintage swimming caps look. The colors! The flowers! Ooh la la. They are seriously adorable. So that's why I made a DIY vintage swimmer paper plate mask.
o make the mask, I simply cut out two holes for the eyes. Then I painted a face on the front of the paper plate and cut out some flowers from construction paper.Then I glued on the flowers and taped on a jumbo popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate.
Now Let's Make Some Food Purses!
When I saw Mer Mag's super cute DIY Bunny Plate Purse awhile back I wished for an instant that Chuck was a girl... just so I could make a little purse for him. (Bad, right?) With July 4th around the corner, I made these DIY food plate purses... because I love the image of little girls eating at picnics and grill outs... in cute outfits... carrying around some super cute (and yummy) DIY purses.
You need 2 paper plates for each purse. Here are the ways that I cut out both plates to make each purse:
After cutting the paper plates, I placed them one on top of the other and used a hole punchto punch matching sets of holes in each plate. Then, I painted the plates to look like a watermelon and doughnut. Once the paint dried, I stapled the plates together and used some yarn to make a little strap. (I also placed some tape on the ends of the yarn to help it slide through the tiny holes.)
Tada! And now I have two DIY Food Paper Plate Purses: