DIY Tutorial: Double Strand Facemask Lanyard
If you’re a mom, you know it's only a matter of time before the facemasks that you bought your kids start to go missing. It’s like mittens or socks. They’re guaranteed to disappear. But mama, we’ve got you.
Enter: Facemask Lanyards. It’s as easy as you hope it is - trust us!
Double- Strand Lanyard Mask Holder with Bead Accents
Make it *almost* impossible for your kids to lose their facemasks! This double lanyard mask holder has been the most popular style we’ve seen around so far! This lanyard is double stranded the entire length, so it's durable and strong.
We’ve used a breakaway clasp on this lanyard to ensure an extra layer of safety.
We LOVE the opportunity to add some character to your masks. You could add a name, fun accent beads - the options are endless! These are great ways to make your child's mask personalized and easy to find. Just remember, too many beads could make the lanyard a bit too heavy and pull on your little one’s ear elastics!
1. Gather up your supplies, which can all be purchased from our shop! You’ll need:
- 8x 9mm beads
- 2 accent beads
- 2 x 60” length of cording
2. Fold your cording length in half. Create a loop knot onto the lanyard hook.
3. Taking a lighter, melt the two ends together and fuse them. Make sure you have about 1” of cording that has been fused and is hardened. Start to thread your beads.
4. Make sure that you don’t thread too many beads to ensure that your mask holder doesn’t begin to pull down on the earpieces when attached to your child’s mask. We found 4x 9mm beads and an accent bead a good weight for our mask elastics.
5. After your beads are threaded, push your fused end through your breakaway clasp as well.
6. About 6” down from your beads, tie a very tight knot in your cording. Trim your cord ends to be very short, and melt the knot and end with your lighter.
7. Pull the breakaway clasp up onto the knot (*this may be difficult with one end of the breakaway clasp, but with some careful, firm pulling, the knot should settle safely inside the breakaway clasp).
8. Directly under your beads, loop another knot to keep those beads secure. This will prevent the beads from moving around on the lanyard cord.
9. Repeat steps 2-8 on the other side, making sure that you use the matching end to your breakaway clasp.
*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.
**Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.
***Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products.
****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.