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DIY Baby Masks!

Here is another DIY I did for Mother’s Day. Surprise mom with some familiar faces on Mother’s Day with these baby masks. Chances are she’ll remember the faces that she spent so many hours awake with in the middle of the night! Kids will love this project and it’s really easy to do. See the instructions below! (A special thanks to the fantastic Hawaii-based photographer Natalie Norton for the photos.) The adorable pancake toppers are from Pretty Swell.

Step 1. Get a baby photo where the whole head is showing straight on. Blow it up in either a software program like photoshop or take them to a copy machine and enlarge them. Print them onto cardstock.

Step 2. Cut out the faces and glue it onto a wooden popsicle stick.

Step 3. Voila! Surprise mom with breakfast in bed wearing your baby face!

all photos by Natalie Norton for Oh Happy Day

  1. Stephanie

    May 4, 2011

    I want to do this! Thanks for sharing.

  2. meenal @ maison marigold

    May 4, 2011

    such a cute idea!! waking up such a sight would really make my day!! thank for sharing..have lovely visit my blog when you have a moment! xx meenal

  3. Edie Mindell

    May 4, 2011

    A lovely idea on Mother's Day. I hope to see my kids do this. But I guess, whatever my kids would come up to would be perfect.:-)

  4. Christy

    May 4, 2011

    adorable idea!

  5. Heather

    May 4, 2011

    I recognize those little boys ALL too well! Best little nephews I own :) xoxo

  6. Erica

    May 4, 2011

    Very cute idea! I might print in color though the black & white kinda freaks me out. Am I the only one?

  7. Mary

    May 4, 2011

    This is awesome. I'm totally doing this! Big baby heads on sticks is so funny. hahaha My mom will love this.

  8. Sarah

    May 4, 2011

    I LOVE the flowers in the pancake idea. It's one of those things that you would have to drop a heavy hint to the hubby about because my husband could NEVER think that kind of stuff up by himself (bless him) lol

    – Sarah

  9. Patricia

    May 4, 2011

    I think I'm with Erica on this one…kinda of creepy to me. Sorry :(

  10. jordan

    May 4, 2011

    Ha! It's not creepy, its silly! : )

  11. Gogo

    May 4, 2011

    Haha am I the only one who thinks this is kind of creepy? The masks remind me of the movie Brazil and all it's attendant creepiness.

  12. viet

    May 4, 2011

    i think it's both creepy and AWESOME! i love it and am going to do this tonight for a friend's birthday party. i hope i get it all done in time and my printer is cordial with me. thanks for the idea! :)

  13. Lauren @ ELD

    May 4, 2011

    Aw, I say it's cute!! :)

  14. Shelly

    May 4, 2011

    Those are my adorable grandsons! Love this idea — very fun and clever!

  15. penny and jazz

    May 4, 2011

    i just came across your blog and love it! Full of great ideas, inspirations and your life in Paris, spending the whole day with the ones you love, must be absolutely great.
    I will follow…


  16. girluntitled

    May 4, 2011

    i recognize the lovely model portraying the lovely mother…good job erin!

  17. e

    May 4, 2011

    there is nothing better than a floating baby head!!
    adorable on all counts. natalie's photography is amazing too.

  18. tytty

    May 4, 2011

    a teeny weeny bit scary

  19. stephanie joy

    May 4, 2011

    Creepy awesome! I love it.

  20. sue

    May 4, 2011

    A little frightening…

  21. Anonymous

    May 4, 2011

    I'm so scared right now!
    *runs away and cries*

  22. Andrea @ strawberry-chic

    May 4, 2011

    Oh my goodness those are so fun…and a little scary! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Sharon

    May 4, 2011

    My kids would adore this project. Will do someday :)

  24. Casey

    May 4, 2011

    That is a hysterical and great idea!! How fun. Wonderful photography too..

  25. Anonymous

    May 4, 2011

    A bit creepy, but the idea is cute!


    May 5, 2011

    Keep up the good work. Best of luck. From

  27. Todayisasunnyday

    May 5, 2011

    How lovely!!Beautiful kids…I had no kid.I will one day I hope:))))

  28. rachel

    May 5, 2011

    This is so fun! And that girl in the striped shirt is so pretty!

  29. Anonymous

    May 5, 2011


  30. Miss Rubio

    May 5, 2011

    LOL I was going to do this for my boyfriends surprise birthday party where all the guests wore a mask of his face…but then we never had a party for him haha Oh well…love the idea though.

  31. Food Critic

    May 6, 2011

    So Cute! LOVE IT!

  32. CARU

    May 6, 2011

    Great idea!!!

  33. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011

    So terrifying! Who knew babies could chill the blood?

  34. Angela

    May 9, 2011

    No, not creepy! My husband did this with my kids on Sunday. I came out of the bathroom to find all three in my bed with the pics in front of their faces. It was freaking hilarious! I could not stop laughing, and then they couldn't stop. He also had them each write a sweet note on the back. Best Mother's day surprise EVER!! Do it for your husbands for fathers day!

  35. Rachel at Sun Scholars

    May 20, 2011

    OMGosh, LOVE these! ha ha….

  36. carpet cleaning

    June 9, 2011

    I like so much the photographs. Though they are maybe a little bit bright.

  37. Office Cleaning London

    June 14, 2011

    This could prove to be a real fun ! TY, Great job

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