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DIY Face Mask Chain: Easy, Cheap, Quick!

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Are your kids always dropping their face masks on their ground? Are you worry they’re going to lose them at school? This super-easy DIY face mask chain can help your child keep track of their face mask and keep it clean all day!

DIY Face Mask Chain - Awesome Mom Hack!

Step 1: Gather Supplies

To make a DIY face mask chain, you will need:

  1. At least 24″ of ribbon (or a drawstring or shoelace)
  2. Two medium-sized (around 1″) safety pins
  3. Scissors
  4. Measuring tape
  5. Face mask

Step 2: Cut ribbon to 24″

I found that 24 inches was a good length for a face mask chain. Cut the ribbon or string to 24″.

Step 3: Tie or sew the ends of the ribbon

You have two options to attach the ribbon to the safety pins:

  1. EASY: Tie the ends of the ribbon onto the safety pins.
  2. FANCIER: Sew the ends of the ribbon so it doesn’t fray and then stick the safety pin through the ends of the ribbon.

Step 4: Wear your DIY face mask chain

I found that it was best to push the safety pins down near the bottom of the face mask straps so they weren’t touching my face.

Step 5: Wash your mask and chain

To wash your face mask and chain:

  1. Remove the safety pins.
  2. Put the mask and ribbon / string into a mesh lingerie bag.
  3. Launder in the washer and dryer.
  4. Reassemble by putting the pins back on.
Yield: 1 chain / lanyard

DIY Face Mask Chain

Boy wearing a face mask on his face and boy wearing same mask around his neck
Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Materials

  • 24" of ribbon (or drawstring or shoelace, etc)
  • 2 safety pins (about 1" size)
  • Face mask

Tools

  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Gather Supplies
  2. Cut ribbon to 24 inches
  3. Tie the ends of the ribbon onto the safety pins. (Alternately, sew the ends to prevent fraying).
  4. Wear your face mask with the chain around your neck.
  5. To wash your mask and chain, remove the pins, put the ribbon and mask in a mesh laundry bag, and launder in the washing machine.

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