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Mustache Photo Prop #Tutorial – #DIY

Dear Creatives, With party & wedding season upon us I thought I would share a tutorial – diy project  for mustache photo props. I have made them for several weddings & parties. You can create them easily too. No you don’t need a party to create this fun diy & photo prop. This would be a fun project to do with older kids or to have a fun photo session when your done making them.  You can store them in your favorite mason jar or container for display if you like, pulling them out anytime you need a mustache photo prop.


Mustache Photo Prop Tutorial, Diy, Theresa Huse 2013

Mustache Photo Prop Tutorial , sculpey clay, dearcreatives.com Theresa Huse 2013

Now onto the easy mustache photo prop tutorial – diy:

mustache diy tools dearcreatives.com, © 2013 Theresa Huse 2013

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Tools you need can vary from things in your kitchen to the preferred pottery & sculpting tools. Believe it or not if your making lots you’ll love to invest in these tools. They are not expensive & can be used for many arts & crafts projects, ceramic or Sculpey projects.

disclosure

  • The links share are links I have used or own
  •  Important: Please note do not use your bakers rolling pin for this project! If you do not have a second one use a jar or wine bottle or something else.
  • (note)  Be careful with glass or go to a yard sale, thrift shop & pick up a cheap rolling pin.
  • Use care when working around small children! This isn’t children’s clay & you will be using an oven, along with sharp tools
  • Older kids may enjoy this project but, supervision will be required

diy mustache tutorial, girl holding a photo prop mustache, photo props, Theresa Huse 2013

Clay for this project:

Tools:

 

Other Supplies:

  • Loew Cornell Dowel Rods 12″-3/16″ 20/Pkg
  • Krylon 6-Ounce Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Aerosol Spray
  • E-6000 Craft 3.7-Ounce Adhesive
  • High quality spray paint: colors black, brown, silver for mustaches & other colors for dowels to go with wedding colors or photo shoot colors (other colors optional)
  • wash rag
  • hand towel
  • paper towels
  • cookie sheet
  • tin foil
  • container for water (to dip your fingers in when smoothing out clay)
  • rolling pin * not for food use! or glass jar as mentioned above
  • If not using above mentioned tools you will need to improvise (note you will not use your items/utensils for eating once used)
  • oven ( follow directions on box for baking for the type of clay you are using)

Mustache Collage Tutorial, Step By Step, DearCreatives.com © 2013 Theresa Huse

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I placed the step by step mustache photo prop tutorial directly on this image, just click image to enlarge & follow along! Please note: Additional steps are in the Step by Step instructions below! When you bake your clay follow directions on your box. If your oven runs hot check five minutes prior to end time.

Mustache photo prop Theresa Huse 2013

Step by Step Directions for Photo Prop Mustaches:

  • Separate piece of clay & roll into a ball
  • Flatten with rolling pin ( jar or hands)
  • Cut out your shape
  • Separate your un-needed clay
  • Make lines & ridges on your mustache
  • Carefully poke a hole in the bottom
  • Smooth edges with damp finger tips
  • Bake in oven (per clay instructions)
  • Paint dowels & let them dry
  • Spray Paint cooled mustaches ( this must be done outdoors or in a highly ventilated area)
  • Spray Krylon Sealer onto Painted on mustaches that are already completely dried ( This step must be done outdoors or in highly ventilated area)
  • Put glue on end of dowel
  • Insert dowel with glue into mustache hole & let dry completely prior to using
  • Have fun, dress up & take photos!
  • Easy print & save below below to have next to you for reference!

step by step Mustache Photo Prop diy dearcreatives.com © 2013 Theresa Huse 2013

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Mustache Prop Party tips, Mustache  propsTheresa Huse 2013-

Here are a few tips for your event fun!

You can use many shapes, create lips or anything else that suits your occasion or photo prop needs! If you use this tutorial & make something be sure to come link up at the weekly party or just let me know via comments or email! I’d love to see how you made your own!

Clay Mustache Photo Prop Tutorial – #DIY

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Ingredients

  • Sculpey Original Clay, 3-3/4-Pound, White - oven bake clay is recommended. It is easy to use & gives you great results.
  • Tools:
  • Trademark Tools 75-S008 Hawk 8-Piece Pottery and Clay Modelling Tool Sculpture Set
  • Darice 6-Piece Wooden Clay Tool Set
  • Other Supplies:
  • Loew Cornell Dowel Rods 12″-3/16″ 20/Pkg
  • Krylon 6-Ounce Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Aerosol Spray
  • High quality spray paint: colors black, brown, silver for mustaches & other colors for dowels to go with wedding colors or photo shoot colors (other colors optional)
  • wash rag
  • hand towel
  • paper towels
  • cookie sheet
  • tin foil
  • container for water (to dip your fingers in when smoothing out clay)
  • rolling pin * not for food use! or glass jar as mentioned above
  • If not using above mentioned tools you will need to improvise (note you will not use your items/utensils for eating once used)
  • oven ( follow directions on box for baking for the type of clay you are using)

Instructions

  1. Step by Step Directions for Photo Prop Mustaches:
  2. Separate piece of clay & roll into a ball
  3. Flatten with rolling pin ( jar or hands)
  4. Cut out your shape
  5. Separate your un-needed clay
  6. Make lines & ridges on your mustache
  7. Carefully poke a hole in the bottom
  8. Smooth edges with damp finger tips
  9. Bake in oven (per clay instructions)
  10. Paint dowels & let them dry
  11. Spray Paint cooled mustaches ( this must be done outdoors or in a highly ventilated area)
  12. Spray Krylon Sealer onto Painted on mustaches that are already completely dried ( This step must be done outdoors or in highly ventilated area)
  13. Put glue on end of dowel
  14. Insert dowel with glue into mustache hole & let dry completely prior to using
  15. Have fun, dress up & take photos!
http://www.dearcreatives.com/mustache-photo-prop-tutorial-diy/

I hope you try making mustache photo props for any of your occasions! Need any photo props made & don’t have time? Just email me & we can chat.

Maybe linking this mustache photo prop tutorial to these link parties.

What kind of photo props have you made? 

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Lizy, They really aren’t hard to make. & of course practice makes perfect. They are super fun to take photos with. I hope you try sometime. & always great to drop in when I can.

    • says

      You should Mindi I made them for several weddings but we need to make some to keep! Sammie loves them. She looks so much younger in these photos they are about a year old at least! lol I am going to update post at some point with photos from my new camera. Thanks for your visit! xo

  1. says

    These are super cute! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back. Nicole

    • says

      Hi Nicole, Thanks for your invite of course I’ll drop by as soon as I can! Perfect, that way we can get to know each other better! Be sure to link up here weekly too! I’d love to see your crafts, decor, diy, recipes… posts. Parties are on Fri- Thurs. evening & then start new!

  2. says

    Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday! Your project has been featured this week on my blog!

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/holiday-crafts/fathers-day/what-to-make-dad-for-fathers-day-13-ideas/

    Also, you can add your project {or any project} to my website. I feature them on my main slider on the home page…follow this link to submit your project!
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/submit-a-project/

    Be sure to stop by and grab a button…
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