Friday, August 24, 2012

DIY :: How to Make Felt Moustaches

If you haven't already noticed, moustaches are all the rage this year. I've seen them on various types of products: pencils, lunch bags, t-shirts, and more. I've even caught a glimpse of a moustache tattoo on a lady's index finger.

Since I'm in the process of putting together a photo booth for this weekend, I decided to create the timeless moustache-on-a-stick so often viewed in photo booths for any occasion.

I had opted to purchase them on Etsy, but they were a little out of my budget range and wouldn't ship in time. So, what's a girl to do? Why, make her own, or course!

If you're wanting to make a moustache-on-a-stick for whatever event, you'll need the following:

  • a sheet of felt (A sheet will get you approximately 6 to 7 staches. I used both the sticky backed felt (black) and the plain felt (in colors) for my project.)
  • 1/4 inch dowel rods (My craft store sold them for $2.49 per packet.)
  • scissors
  • pen
  • black marker
  • hot glue (if using the plain felt)
  • moustache templates (I got mine here.)
Once you've got all of this together, you're ready to begin.

First, print and cut out your moustached templates.

Then, trace the moustaches on the felt. For the sticky backed felt, I flipped the felt over and traced on the white paper, which made cutting extremely easy. If using this felt, make sure to trace the stache twice. For the plain felt, I folded a section in half and cut out the stache while holding the template in place. By folding the felt in half, you can cut out two staches at once.

Take a dowel stick and color the top half of it with your black marker. Depending on the size of your moustache, you will color a half to a whole inch.

Now, it's time to put them together. For the sticky backed felt, simply peel the paper off both pieces. Place the dowel stick on a sticky side. (I like to angle the stick so it will not block faces when taking pictures.) Then, place the other piece, sticky side down (so that both sticky sides are touching) and press into place. If you use the plain felt, it is the same process as above, but your adhesive will be hot glue. Be careful not to burn your fingers! As an added tip, if you will add glue onto your stick before placing it on the felt, it will hold better.

Once the moustache is together, you will notice it may not be even. That is okay! Take your scissors and trim around the edges on both sides until everything is uniform!

Viola! Moustache-on-a-stick!

And you definitely want someone to try one out !


  1. You are very welcome! I hope you have fun making them : ) Thanks for reading!