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Paper napkin, paper towel and a J-cloth make it yourself masks.

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Miycreations Project article and photographs

by Madeleine M Langlois, MaddyLane Designs

Paper napkin, paper towel and a J-cloth make it yourself masks. You don’t have a mask, you don’t sew, no worries. You can make this simple mask with items you have around your home. I made this mask with pretty paper napkins, a paper towel and J-cloth liner as liners. After being in isolation for over 3 weeks, I really had to go get essentials, so I made this paper napkin mask using what I had. 1. You will need a paper napkin, a paper towel, a J-cloth, scissors, elastics, and ribbons because I could not find my stapler (if you have one you can use it). 2. Cut a paper towel and a J-cloth to the same size of your paper napkin which is folded in half. 3. Put the fold side part of the paper napkin facing upwards, away from you. 4. Open the paper napkin; place the paper towel liner on the bottom half part of the paper napkin. 5. Place the J-cloth on top of the paper towel. 6. Fold the three layers together in accordion style. 7. Have the elastics and ribbons ready to fasten the sides. 8. Fold one side and place the elastic under the fold. 9. Use ribbons or staples to fasten the elastics in tightly into place. 10. Repeat the same for the other side. 11. Open up the folded napkin mask and voila!

When you go out and get back home, simply throw away the paper napkin and paper towel liner parts. You can reuse the J-cloths simply put them in the wash first using very hot water.

To all the hairdressers, NO, I did not give myself a bad quarantine haircut. It’s a faux fur hat, which looks like my hair. I like to wear hats when I do have to venture out, only if I really have to go get essential items, because I don’t want people to cough on my hair because those germs can linger for days in shopping areas.

The best alternative to wearing a mask is simply STAY HOME! #stayhome #homemademask #masks #papernapkinmask #makeityourself #maddylane #miy #diy #makeityourselfhomedecor #cavabienaller

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