Happy Movember everyone! If by chance you are reading this from a place where you have not heard of Movember…let me tell you mo. (hahaha) Anyways, Movember is an annual month-long event held every November where men grow out their moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer. Apparently this tradition was invented in 1999 by group of Australian men from Adelaide.
The idea of DIY moustaches came to me because at my sister’s wedding in September we decided to create a photobooth area. It was going to be a large DIY project so I figured the mo’ help the better. (I can’t help myself) I had quite a few props and costumes in my tickle trunk already, so the only must-have on my list was to make some moustaches. They were a huge hit and these little props snuck their way into many pictures throughout the day. Not to mention that I made 8 moustaches for under $3.00!! So I thought I’d share a lil’ tutorial to get you in the Movember spirit.
You will need:
construction paper (in what ever color moustache you want to make)
felt (to match the color of your construction paper)
wooden dowels (I got 4 long dowels for 0.25 cents each at Michaels)
hot glue gun
Draw your moustaches onto the construction paper. The construction paper is used for strength so you don’t end up with droopy ‘staches. I free-handed mine but there are many templates on the internet you could use. Once you are done drawing, stack your felt underneath the construction paper and cut out both pieces at once. It should look like this when you are done.
Then all you do it hot glue the wooden dowel in between both pieces and ta-da you are set. Such a fun party idea for a kid’s birthday party, wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette or just a fun prop for any photo shoot! Here are some pictures from my sister’s wedding day. My sister found a ton of vintage frames at local thrift stores that we hung from the lofted ceilings.
This if my girlfriend Danya and I fooling around in the photobooth. The moustache I was wearing was my personal favourite. I felt like Sam Yosemite from Looney Tunes.
We used the moustache props in her wedding party photo shoot! I think we belong in a Western bridal magazine! Such a fun wedding photo!
The Nike swoosh logo would make an interesting mustache—on a man who runs his mouth all the time. – Jarod Kintz