Miniature Mask Charms

How Charming!

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Miniature charms in the shape of masks by Jennifer Vanderbeek.

Now is the time to don a mask and be someone you’re not, or someone you want to be. Or maybe the mask is your true self that you cannot show! These miniature masks don’t ask questions or judge, they just hang around your keychain, planner, purse, or messenger back adding a touch of whimsy to the day-to-day.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + drying time



Step 1

Spritz fabric with walnut ink sprays through punchinella or other stencils/masks to create interesting patterns on the fabric. Allow to dry completely.


Step 2

Dip squares of fabric into fabric stiffener and smooth it over a mask form. The forms shown above were made by folding pieces of aluminum foil over a doll’s face. Allow to dry until the fabric is dry and hardened.


Step 3

Remove the fabric from the forms and trim out mask shapes with scissors. Make eye holes with a hole punch.


Step 4

Get creative and embellish the basic masks with irRESISTible Pico Embellishers, StazOn Glazes, and Radiant Neon Amplify! Borders make the masks look finished, so make sure to run a thin line of something around the perimeter of the mask.


Step 5

Attach the masks to jewelry findings—jump rings, eye pins, and ear wires are easy options—to create jewelry or charms from the finished masks. Add a mask charm to a ribbon tassel to decorate purses, planners, or pouches.


  • Linen fabric
  • Punchinella
  • Aluminum foil
  • Helmar – Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid
  • Disposable plate
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Jewelry findings
  • Needle nose and round nose pliers
  • Ribbon



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