I designed these masks as a fun way to get my 8 year old to be more comfortable and excited about wearing a mask. I was fed up with ordering masks with elastic bands that arrived all different sizes and either too big and falling off or too tight and just plain uncomfortable. Hand tie dyed cheerfully unique patterns turn your face mask into the ultimate accessory!
My son Dries helped me come up with the tie dye designs. He came up with this neon rainbow design because he loves bright colors (just like his mother)! His other favorites are the orange mix and the teal masks.
I had initially thought that tying the laces on would be tricky and that they might slip down. It's surprisingly easy though. Tie the top one on first and then the bottom to achieve your perfect fit. Additionally you can tie the two straps together on each side to have a bow accent above the ear if you don't like the across the back of the head technique.
Perfect for kids, and adults. And when you are not needing your face covered, you can pull it down and let it rest around your neck like a kerchief. This helps to eliminate losing your mask when you're not wearing it. My husband was always stuffing them in his pocket and worrying about them falling out.
To get you in the mood to wear a mask, enjoy the whimsical embroidery by artist Han Cao. She takes found paper and adds her own decorative accents to old postcards, retro photographs and the like. I just love her imaginative use of color!
Since this mask has four adjustable ties, it can accommodate a large range of face size and shapes comfortably. With elastic ones I had trouble finding ones that would fit my face and my husbands face. I had to find larger ones to accommodate his beard and larger face. This style eliminates that problem, with a one size fits all.
This style is great for summer's warm weather. The cotton is breathable and cooling. I live in Los Angeles where temperatures often soar to the nineties and above in the summer. I've worn this to run, hike and play tennis in and found it comfortable enough to wear for fairly rigorous exercise.
An added bonus, is extra sun protection. My freckles get so dark in the summer, I'm hoping that this summer wearing a mask in addition to sunscreen whenever I'm outdoors will help protect my skin from the sun even more.
Neon Tie Dye Mask
I'm all about neon colors this summer, from my fingernails to my facial coverings. I love the citrusy colors that are upbeat and cheery, giving me carefree vacation vibes everyday.
But maybe you more like my husband and don't like bright colors... I have some darker more subtle variations like this black and white with a marbleized pattern. I have a color palette for every mood!
You can tie it above or below your ponytail. What I like best about this style is that it kind of rests on top of your ears so it doesn't need to be super tight to get good coverage. And since it's not tight, it won't leave annoying marks on your face after you remove it.
I made this one to resemble moving water, I grew up at the beach after all! What's more zen and calming than water? Whether it's a pool, ocean or pond, you can't help but be soothed by the imagery. I won't be visiting the water as much this summer, but I can think of it often when I look at this print.