Another big holiday in February is Mardi Gras and that occasion tends to give rise to a lot of partying, especially in New Orleans. Because after that is Ash Wednesday which starts the Lenten season of pertinence for all you Christians out there, particularly my fellow Catholics who aren’t encouraged to eat meat on Fridays. Nevertheless, this year, Mardi Gras falls on February 9, which is before Valentine’s Day and means that Easter will fall in March this year. Which means I can be free to do stuff pertaining to Star Trek and Harry Potter in April. Still, I bet there are plenty people who celebrate Mardi Gras since it’s a holiday celebrated in a lot of Catholic countries in one variation or another. Yet, you also have Catholics like me who don’t celebrate the holiday as well as plenty of non-Catholics and non-Christians that do, such as in New Orleans. There it’s a tradition. Anyway, that doesn’t stop so many people from decorating their homes for the holiday or make their own costumes, which is why I’m doing this post. So for your reading pleasure, here are some crafts projects to make in preparation for Mardi Gras.
- A Mardi Gras wreath always have to be covered in beads.
I bet these beads were purchased at a local Wal Mart. Yet, I do love the fleur de lis and the purple bow.
2. Do you have what it takes to make your own Mardi Gras mask?
This is rather colorful. Bet it took a lot of time to make this though. Yet, I love the artistic detail and the trimmings.
3. Bring the festive Fat Tuesday spirit into your home with this Mardi Gras wall hanging.
And festive this decoration is, indeed. Love the mask and the fleur de lis. Still, must’ve taken a lot of time to make.
4. This Mardi Gras peacock tulle wreath is bound to look great on any door.
This looks quite fancy with the peacock feathers and the purple and gold tulle around it. Nevertheless, it’s quite pretty.
5. You can’t go to a Mardi Gras party without topping it all off with some crazy feathered hat.
Seems to resemble the kind of hats you probably see in a Dr. Seuss story. Then again, going crazy on Mardi Gras is to be expected.
6. You can’t have too many feathers on your Mardi Gras mask.
This mask seems to be made from silk petals, purple and yellow feathers, and gold glitter. Yet, seems easier to make than the other one.
7. Grace your door this Mardi Gras with a tulle wreath of green, purple, and yellow.
Yes, this is another Mardi Gras tulle wreath. But this one has a sequin mask, a couple fleur de lis, and border of beads.
8. Of course, on Mardi Gras, you can’t forget the fleur de lis.
Yes, it’s a French symbol. But as an American, I’m going with the New Orleans tradition here. And people over there use it for Mardi Gras.
9. Nothing is more festive on Mardi Gras than a peacock feather wreath.
I’m sure you can find peacock feathers like these at any craft store. Nevertheless, this wreath is certainly lovely if you ask me.
10. A Mardi Gras parasol makes a mighty fine centerpiece.
Not sure if this could fit in my dining room. Probably would yet it might make contact with the ceiling fan. Still, I love the dangling flowers. Very pretty.
11. A mask and feathers always look great on any Mardi Gras wreath.
Yes, I know I keep putting wreaths on there. But there’s a reason for that. This one has an elaborate mask as well as purple feathers sprouting on it.
12. Attend a Mardi Gras party in your very own Mardi Gras dress.
Seems like it’s mostly made from feathers glued to some dress. Nevertheless, I have to admire this woman’s creative spirit for it is rather colorful.
13. Seems like a lot of festive stuff can come out of one mere Mardi Gras hat.
I think this could either be a centerpiece or a wall hanging. I’m not sure which. Still, it’s a rather creative decoration if you ask me.
14. Shine at a Mari Gras party this year wearing this rosette mask.
The rosettes are all made from tissue paper in this and making them takes some time. But it also has a purple feather for added effect.
15. Celebrate this Mardi Gras with your very own parasol mask centerpiece.
This looks rather pretty with feathers and see through fabric on it. Doesn’t hurt that it’s purple, too.
16. When making a Mardi Gras wreath, always put the jester mask in the center.
I’m sure this jester mask might potentially frighten kids. However, for some strange reason, I actually think this is cool.
17. You can’t have a better Mardi Gras decoration in your home than a fleur de lis made of beads.
This is of a fleur de lis made from Mardi Gras beads you can get from any store. Yet, I’m sure making this requires a lot of time and patience.
18. A Mardi Gras tulle wreath always has to have some bows and beads on it.
Out of all the tulle wreaths I’ve shown so far, this seems like the most simple to make. Then again, I’m sure you might need wires for the beads to stand up like that.
19. You can’t go to a Mardi Gras party without a headband of a fleur de lis and feathers.
This seems to be made from stuff you’d find at any craft store and it shows. Yet, I do like the sequin fleur de lis on this though.
20. Nothing brings in the spirit of Mardi Gras than a hanging of curled up jingle shoes.
I guess these are supposed to be jester shoes. Doesn’t seem to have big jingles on them. In fact, you can barely see them. But this will do.
21. Dress festively this Mardi Gras with your very won feather mask.
This seems to be part mask and part headdress. I mean it’s covered with green, yellow, purple, and black feathers. And it has a peacock feather on the top.
22. A vase of masks and feathers makes a great centerpiece for your Mardi Gras table.
The vase is gold as I can see. And this seems to consist of a couple masks ans a lot of feathers. I see a peacock one and possibly a peasant one.
23. There is never a Mardi Gras wreath that can have too many ribbons.
And this one seems to have all kinds of ribbons you can think of. Also, has some berries, a fleur de lis, a crown, and those shredded things.
24. Since Mardi Gras comes early this year, wrapping yourself in this quilt wouldn’t hurt.
Yes, this is a Mardi Gras quilt. Still, this one seems to have fleur de lis and 4 different types of masks on it.
25. You can’t be better dressed for Mardi Gras than in this feather dress.
This has a black top with purple ribbons and a skirt of green. purple, and yellow feathers. However, looks a bit short as I see it.
26. When it comes to Mardi Gras floats, just decorate a wagon.
Of course, only do this when your locale has its own Mardi Gras celebration like in New Orleans. Still, I’m sure this float makes this little girl feel like a princess.
27. Don’t have a Mardi Gras dress? Make your own.
This one has a blue top with a tutu gold, blue, and purple skirt. Also includes a matching peacock mask in silver.
28. You can’t have a peacock wreath without peacock blue.
This one is quite ornate with ribbons, gold baubles, peacock feathers, and even a couple of peacocks. Still, not sure what peacocks have to do with Mardi Gras.
29. For little girls, this outfit is the perfect Mardi Gras getup.
The ribbons and bows on this outfit should be a dead giveaway that this is a girlie outfit. But it’s nevertheless a very cute one if you ask me.
30. Be pretty as a peacock this Mardi Gras with this peacock mask of gold.
Love the peacock feathers on this one. However, I wouldn’t like going to a masquerade and having to hold my mask with a stick all the time. Kind of becomes a pain.
31. Don’t have a parasol for Mardi Gras? Make your own.
Love this one. It’s a shiny purple with purple feathers. However, hope they don’t use it in the rain. It’s more for decoration.
32. Mardi Gras beads can bring color to anything.
I guess this is some decorative piece for some table or something. Still, if you buy the right stuff, it looks rather doable.
33. For a simple Mardi Gras wreath, just add glitter and beads.
Not sure what kind of wreath was used here and I’m positive the use of glitter would cause a real mess. However, it’s pretty.
34. Grace your coffee table this year with some Mardi Gras candles.
Yes, it consists of 3 purple candles among Mardi Gras stuff. Still, even if they aren’t it, it’s still a sight to behold.
35. These Mardi Gras decorations go great on any mantle.
These are peacock mask decor. With one, you have a table centerpiece. With 2 you have bookends.
36. For Mardi Gras, nothing makes a better wreath center than a fleur de lis.
This wreath is covered in pom poms and beads. And it has a gold fleur de lis as well as a pied ribbon on it. Quite festive if you ask me.
37. On Mardi Gras, even the mirror has a mask.
Not sure about making a mirror into a mask. But as a Mardi Gras decoration, this is pretty cool though.
38. When it comes to Mardi Gras wreaths, you can’t go wrong with gold and purple.
This wreath is decked with baubles, ribbons, a fleur de lis, and a purple peacock mask. I especially like the purple peacock mask in this.
39. For a black hat on Mardi Gras, there always has to be something extra.
This one is decorated with a green feather mask, 3 top hats, and a couple of black feathers. Sure is festive as I can see it.
40. Of course, you can always go with a Mardi Gras wreath of shiny green.
This wreath is decorated with ribbons, fleur de lis and a gold feathered mask. Still, I’m sure someone reading this post will like it.
41. If you don’t like wreaths on Mardi Gras, then this door decoration will do.
This is a fake evergreen garland that’s made into a Mardi Gras Decoration. Includes ribbons, baubles, and 2 fleur de lis.
42. You can’t go to a Mardi Gras party without your peacock mask.
Yes, this is another gold peacock mask. But this one has a green stick and more peacock feathers. Still, it’s pretty.
43. As far as Mardi Gras goes, this wreath tends to have everything.
This one includes masks, peacock feathers, beads, ribbons, and baubles. It’s lovely for any door and the kind of wreath for a true Mardi Gras fan.
44. For shinier flair, go with baubles.
The baubles on this wreath seem to be quite sparkly and shiny in this picture. Then again, must be the lighting.
45. Drink to your health this Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras wine glasses.
One is of a fleur de lis and the other is of a purple mask. Either way, whoever painted these did a better job than I ever could.
46. Be king of your house party with this Mardi Gras crown block.
And boy, someone spent a lot of time on this. It’s very intricately done as you look on the crown. Love the purple ribbon though.
47. Grace your table with this Mardi Gras fleur de lis tablecloth.
As you can see, this isn’t for a dining room table. More for a buffet and one you use to display things. Quite shiny though.
48. Step out to a party this Mardi Gras in these beaded high heeled shoes.
Yes, these are sparkly high heeled shoes with yellow and purple beads on them for Mardi Gras. However, they sure don’t look comfortable and the heel is quite small.
49. Light up your Mardi Gras with these candle holders.
These are glass candle holders with some cloth around the candles as well as beads in them. Each holder has beads that are a different color from the cloth as you see.
50. For a Mardi Gras parade, it helps that you have a parasol fit for a king.
Yes, this is a parasol fit for a Mardi Gras parade with feathers, beads, and the works. Love the crown on this, by the way.
51. Cover your doorway this year with this Mardi Gras garland.
I’m sure it will bring the festive Mardi Gras spirit to your home. But as far as the weather goes, I think it’s best to put something like this up inside. Just saying.
52. This Mardi Gras jester hat tutu dress is bound to make any little girl smile.
Yes, this is another cute dress for more wholesome little girls on Mardi Gras. And yes, it’s covered with green, gold, and purple ribbons as you can imagine.
53. Decorate your home with this Mardi Gras bead fleur de lis.
Now this one is mad of all kinds of Mardi Gras bead strings as you see. And strings of so many different colors. Still, I think this might be a pillow.
54. You just can’t have a peacock wreath without a peacock.
This is pretty clever. Like how the feathers are all behind the peacock. Still, a real peacock would have a much fancier display.
55. Show the neighbors where the party is with this Mardi Gras lamp post.
And it actually lights up, how about it? Wait, that’s just cardboard. Still, you have to like the beads and the cardboard signs on this. Really sets the Mardi Gras mood.
56. Got old bottles? Make Mardi Gras decorations out of them.
These 3 bottles make a fine centerpiece on top of that dish. The green one has a hat. The gold one has feathers. And the purple one has a green mask.
57. For simple garlands, you can’t go wrong with masks.
These are theatrical masks symbolizing comedy and tragedy. Not sure which one is creepier. Still, like the purple.
58. To liven up your Mardi Gras party, you can’t go wrong with these candle holders.
These just consist of martini glasses with candles and Mardi Gras beads in them. Seems like a rather doable idea that doesn’t take a lot of time.
59. For a Mardi Gras door hanging, all it takes is a mask and a bow.
But make sure the bow is bigger and more ornate than the mask. Still, you have to love it even though the jester mask might be a bit creepy.
60. This Mardi Gras tree makes a great party centerpiece.
Well, all this requires are Mardi Gras beads, feathers, a plastic tube, and a stand. Still, seems like a palm tree you’d see in Dr. Seuss.
61. Light up your party with these Mardi Gras confetti glitter candles.
These are glitter candles with confetti in them as you see here. The candles are fake. The confetti is real.
62. Speaking of glitter, use it to make your bottles sparkle.
Yes, these are wine bottles now made into Mardi Gras bottles thanks to the magic of glitter. Still, I like the purple one better.
63. For little girls in New Orleans, this dress makes the perfect Mardi Gras outfit.
It’s a tutu dress that comes with its own mask and hat. Nevertheless, it’s simply adorable.
64. Before you go out for Mardi Gras, don’t forget your hair combs.
These are Mardi Gras beaded combs. Unfortunately, Mardi Gras beads were too big for them, so the creator went with a smaller option.
65. A vase of feathers, beads, and masks is bound to make a lovely Mardi Gras centerpiece.
Seems like a bouquet you’d see in a Dr. Seuss story. But it’s nonetheless impressive if you ask me.
66. There’s no better Mardi Gras wine glass than one with spots.
Of course, you might start seeing spots if you drink from this. Well, if you drink enough anyway. Still, love the feathers.
67. Celebrate Mardi Gras in your kitchen with this purple apron.
Yes, it’s an apron. It doesn’t look like a conventional one. But it’s still an apron. And it’s for Mardi Gras as you can tell by the jester mask.
68. Dress your hair with this Mardi Gras feather hair clip.
I’m sure any woman or girl is bound to stand out with this. That yellow can be seen for miles or in the dark.
69. Alert guests to your Mardi Gras party with a mailbox bow.
This purple, yellow, and green bow is bound to stand out among the neighborhood. Unless your neighbors are holding Mardi Gras parties of their own.
70. Lighten up your Mardi Gras party with these fleur de lis bottle lights.
These look pretty cool. Makes you wonder how they make these things. I mean the glass seems to be of all different colors.
71. You can’t have a great Mardi Gras wreath unless you add a mask.
This one seems to reflect the New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition wiht a music note. But I seems that it’s weighed down for some reason. But I love the mask.
72. When it comes to Mardi Gras, you can’t do better than a feather wreath.
This one has pink masks, a pink bow, gold Mardi Gras beads, and some purple stufff rising from it. Still, The feathers seemed to be plucked by some brightly covered bird from Dr. Seuss.
73. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with your very own Mardi Gras ribbon tree.
It’s a small tree of shiny purple, gold, and green ribbons. And it’s toped with a mask and some feathers. Quite creative to say the least.
74. In true New Orleans fashion, this Mardi Gras wreath will bring music to your ears.
Yes, New Orleans is best known for stuff like jazz and Mardi Gras. And I shouldn’t forget Hurricane Katrina. And zydeco. And Bountygate with the Saints. Oh, and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
75. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras parties sure are a bottle of fun.
I’m sure this bottle is recycled and so are the ribbons. Nevertheless, a lot of drinking goes on during Mardi Gras since it tends to be a holiday where people tend to party very hard. Sometimes to excess.
76. If you want to go festive on Mardi Gras, go purple.
And this one is all purpled out as you look at it. Still, I do love the peacock feathers on this one. And the purple border.
77. If you love Mardi Gras beads, you’ll adore this bead portrait of a blue dog.
Not sure what the blue dog has to do with Mardi Gras. Then again, maybe it’s just a blue dog dressed for Mardi Gras.
78. Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with these Mardi Gras bead wine glasses.
Yes, these are wine glasses decorated with Mardi Gras beads. Not sure if I’d want to hold one. But they sure do sparkle.
79. You can’t go to a Mardi Gras party without donning a purple peacock mask.
Since I love purple, I certainly adore this mask. I also love the feathers on it, too. Still, I went to a Mardi Gras party, I’d totally wear this if I could.
80. As a Mardi Gras centerpiece, this one has a little bit of everything.
Seems like this centerpiece has a something for everybody as far as I can see. Nevertheless, sure is festive if you ask me.