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11 Easy DIY Projects to Help You Celebrate Mardi Gras

Even if you don’t live anywhere near New Orleans, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate Mardi Gras at home. Simply use the traditional purple, green, and gold colors throughout your party to lend a festive atmosphere to the event. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

1. Flameless Glitter Votives

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Candles set the mood for fun and these flameless glitter votives are a super easy way to add a bit of color to your Mardi Gras decor scheme. Learn more at Best Friends for Frosting.

2. Golden Touch Sequin Wine Bottles

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Recycle empty wine bottles by turning them into sparkly Mardi Gras centerpieces. Joann. com shows you how to complete this clever upcycled project.

3. Beaded Chandelier

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What would Mardi Gras be without lots of beads? Buy them in bulk, then use your favorite colors to make this unique party chandelier. When it’s turned on, you’ll have a pretty starburst pattern on your ceiling! Aunt Peaches has the details.

4. Beaded Charger Plate

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Add color to your Mardi Gras table with a beaded charger plate made using last year’s leftover beads. All you need is an assortment of beads, cardboard, spray paint, a utility knife, and a hot glue gun.  Mardi Gras Outlet explains in greater detail.

5. Hand Painted Mardi Gras Wine Glasses

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Decorate wine glasses from your local dollar store or thrift shop with festive Mardi Gras patterns. If desired, guests can take their glasses home as a party favor.  Head over to Holly Jolly Holidays for the complete tutorial for this DIY project.

6. Candy Party Favors

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For your little guests, tiny test tubes filled with candy in Mardi Gras colors make excellent party favors. DIY Inspired has the details, as well as a free printable tag for your project.

7. Printable Mardi Gras Masks


These printable masks can be used as party favors or incorporated into your celebration decor. Get the free download at The Elli Blog.

8. Mardi Gras Photo Booth Props

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Use the printables from Crafty with Calani’s Etsy shop to make your own Mardi Gras inspired photo booth. Your guests will love taking silly pictures with each other to share on their favorite social media sites!

9. Puff Paint Mardi Gras Mask

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If you can’t find the perfect Mardi Gras mask, make your own using puff paint. This project sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite simple.  Sprinkles in Springs has easy to follow instructions.

10. Mardi Gras Inspired Makeup

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If you want to make a jaw-dropping style statement, consider creating a Mardi Gras inspired makeup look.  Wakeup for Makeup has the details for this dramatic makeup look.

11. Quick and Easy King King Cake

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Obviously, a King Cake is a necessity for any Mardi Gras celebration. Head over to BettyCrocker.com to learn how to make yours. (Don’t forget to add the miniature plastic baby!)