10 DIY Ways To Celebrate Mardi Gras

Quick projects to help take your mind off that fact that you’re not partying it up in the Big Easy this week. (Or to take with you if you are!)

1. Make a mask

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Because maybe you want to cover up your face.

2. Or just stitch one

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Because maybe you don’t.

3. Fold some pinwheels

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Because who doesn’t need colorful pinwheels just hanging around the house.

4. Don’t settle for just any beads

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Because you’re way more classy than that.

5. Bake a few macarons

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Because eating your weight in French pastries is always a good idea.

6. Dress up your table

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Because your table decor should get in on the action too.

7. Create some drama

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Because you need a better way to use those beads.

8. Save your surfaces

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Because even your coasters could use a little glam.

9. Wrap a ruffle

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Because any excuse is a good excuse to make some ruffled decor.

10. Label your grub

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Because after all that making you’re going to be hungry (and you can decorate those, too).

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