It's easy to learn how to make Mardi Gras wall decorations to enliven your next Mardi Gras celebration.
To make Mardi Gras wall decorations, you'll need:
- A large canvas, piece of fabric, or sheet of paper or foam core
- Construction paper
- Fabric or paper glue
- Craft store mask
- Colored feathers
Keep colors in mind. When choosing supplies, remember that green, yellow and purple are colors typically associated with Mardi Gras.
Create a base. Choose what you want to form the base of your Mardi Gras wall decoration. The cheapest option is to use a piece of paper or foam core (available at craft stores) for a background. You can create a more permanent piece using an art canvas or a piece of fabric that fits the color scheme.
Get the symbols right. Masks, jesters, crowns, and stars all represent the Mardi Gras holiday. Cut these items out of construction paper or fabric and attach them to your wall decoration. If you're extra crafty, you can create a scene, but a simple collage of items will do just as well.
Add pizzazz with paint and glitter. If you want, you can use paint instead of cutting out shapes to put on your Mardi Gras wall decoration. Or, you can use paint in addition to add interest. Use your imagination! Either way, a dab of glue and a sprinkle of glitter is the perfect finishing touch.
Think three-dimensionally. To create a more textural wall decoration, attach Mardi Gras themed items such as craft store masks, feathers, sequins and beads. Mardi Gras is all about excess, so the more items you add, the better!
- Vary shape and size. One wall decoration probably won't be enough, but making several large decorations for your Mardi Gras celebration might take too much effort (and money!) Stretch your budget by making several small wall decorations, such as a mask with feathers attached or a bunch of beads tied together.