Happy Mardi Gras, crafters! February 17 is quickly approaching, and you may be wondering what to do in honor of this fun, decadent holiday. Get your masquerade masks ready to unveil these unique and festive Mardi Gras decorations. Perfect for a party or just in honor of the day, these decorations will have you dreaming of Carnival and king cake until next year's celebration.
This tulle Mardi Gras wreath
can bring the party from the outdoors to the indoors. Add a little festive spice to your front door for arriving guests to marvel at. With a foam wreath form and other embellishments, you can take your decorations from blah to ooh la la.
Bring out the color and let the light in with this Mardi Gras–inspired floral arrangement featuring submersible lights
. With yellow and purple flowers, a mask and twinkly lights, this arrangement brings life to any home or party. Use as a centerpiece or a focal point, since your guest will be instantly drawn to and mesmerized by this beautiful display of Mardi Gras iconicism.
A tree is an iconic holiday symbol, so why not commemorate Mardi Gras by making beaded, tree-like
cone decorations? First, paint the cones gold, and then let your creative juices flow as you arrange the beads to your liking. It's just like decorating a Christmas tree but on a much smaller scale. With their compact size, these Mardi Gras cones are easy to put away for next year's party.
For a gorgeous purple, gold and green door framer, grab some deco mesh and garland
and get crafty. The ornaments are optional, but be assured that this craft certainly gets attention and radiates charms. With this door decor, your Mardi Gras party starts before your guests step inside.
Have any wine bottles lying around from the holidays or even last Mardi Gras? Here's a cool way to upcycle them as DIY masquerade centerpieces
. Paint and decorate the otherwise basic bottles to your heart's content, and add some Mardi Gras flair with fleurs-de-lis and masks. This craft is fun, easy and quick when your party senses are going hardy and you need a creative and decorative fix.
Dance the night away under a handmade beaded chandelier
of your own. Rather than spray painting the beads white as the tutorial suggests, leave the beads Mardi Gras colors or spray paint the beads in different or metallic shades of green, purple and yellow. These chandeliers are classy but cheap (only $11, according to the tutorial). Now, celebrate good times under the stars or under the beads.