This year is a little different. Okay, alot different. This year crafts were combined with the upcoming holidays to make a Face Mask Giving Tree. Homemade face mask trees were first seen across the Atlantic and it seemed the perfect way to combine community outreach with the holiday seasons ala the Face Mask Giving Tree.
Homemade face masks have come along way since early Spring! Designs now abound for all seasons and what better way to outreach to the community then turning your tree into a Face Mask Giving Tree. Face masks can be elusive little creatures and as prepared in advance one can be, that’s the time the face mask goes into hiding (and takes its’ cousin the spare with it!).
I’ve made quite a few homemade face masks and find the homemade versions much more comfortable than masks I’ve purchased. After trying quite a few face mask patterns this is the pattern which is my favorite. Make yourself a DIY homemade face mask quickly and efficiently. I also call this the Face Mask pattern for the I can barely sew pattern. It is that easy!
After making/sewing quite a few homemade face masks from quite a variety of material of materials I was still missing a key ingredient of face mask management! A neck strap attaching to the mask allows you to always have your mask for quick and easy access. I have found this very helpful when walking the dog, taking walk, going to the grocery store or running errands. No more misplacing the mask.
It is as easy as 1-2-3 to recycle household items into a neck strap for face masks. And a great way to use items from your craft stash, junk drawer or hardware collection and upcycle these items into a homemade face mask with a neck strap.
After the homemade masks were made and donated to friends and non profit organization for their outreach it became clear that community outreach includes easy, accessible and free masks for all in the community.
Face Mask Giving Trees are a great way to give back to the community with outreach, charity and safety in mind.
Where To Locate A Face Mask Giving Tree
Non profit organizations, churches, rescue centers and friendly neighbors are a few of the best places to make a Face Mask Giving Tree. Independent organizations in my area are very happy to receive homemade face masks for their outreach recipients and the need continues to increase. Adding a Face Mask Giving Tree is an add on to their outreach efforts which can be placed on a tree on their property or in the entrance to the community center.
Indoor Face Mask Giving Trees are necessary for inclimate weather and provides easy access for those in need or for those who simply misplaced their mask. A coat hanger or coat rack can be the perfect location for an indoor tree. Stair railings also make a fun display of hanging masks and a gentle reminder that masks are necessary when entering most buildings, but no worries – a free face mask is always available for visitors.
Holiday Face Mask Giving Trees
For the holidays the intrepid group of sewers are making holiday face masks with a design matching the holiday. DIY Halloween face mask, Fall face masks, Pumpkin Face Masks are abounding and no doubt the Christmas season will be bringing a cheerful and happy selection of Christmas themed masks. All perfect to hang on your Face Mask Giving Tree.