Keep your mask on your person with these DIY Face Mask Lanyards! Easy to make and easy to use, they snap right onto your face mask straps so no more misplacing masks or leaving them on surfaces. Safety snaps make these useful for all ages. Make them even better by personalizing your mask lanyard to tell everyone’s lanyard apart!
Video for How to Make a Lanyard
Keep reading for a photo tutorial!
WHAT’S IN THIS POST
- Why use a Lanyard?
- Lanyard Supplies
- Photo Tutorial – How to make a facemask lanyard
- How to Personalize a Lanyard
I use grosgrain ribbon, breakaway snaps, and some Kam Snaps to create these DIY mask lanyards. You can certainly personalize them like I did with a Cricut and EasyPress! I used my Joy machine with my EasyPress mini!
Personalization is helpful when you have a houseful of people like I do! Everyone knows who’s face mask lanyard is who’s! You can do names or initials or monograms! (Find out the difference between initials and monograms here)
Why use a Face Mask Lanyard?
These are easy to use and quite helpful. They snap onto the mask straps and then hang around the neck so when your child takes his/her mask off the mask is right around their neck.
The ribbon makes it super lightweight so they don’t even know it’s there and the safety snap makes it safe for all ages!
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How to Make DIY Mask Lanyards
Time needed: 10 minutes
Easily make DIY Face Mask Lanyards to keep masks on your person! No more lost masks or masks hanging out on random surfaces! Safety snaps make these appropriate for all ages!
- Cut Ribbon to Length
Cut (2) strips of ribbon to 15″ length.
- Add Safety Snaps
To one end of each of the ribbon strips, add a half of a safety snap. To do this, fold the ribbon lengthwise and lengthwise again and insert ribbon into the NON snap side of the snap.
- Tie a Knot
Pull the ribbon through the snap a couple of inches and tie a knot making sure to pull the ribbon so that the knot is as close to the end of the ribbon as possible. Trim any excess ribbon sticking out of the knot.
- Slide Snap in Place
Carefully pull the ribbon so the knot pulls inside the snap casing. You may have to squeeze the knot to get it inside.
- Repeat for Other Ribbon Strip
Repeat steps 2-4 for the 2nd ribbon strip.
- Prepare for Kam Snaps
On the opposite end of the ribbon fold it over about 3/4 inch. Then fold again a smidge more than the first time.
- Pierce hole in 3 ribbon layers
Using the piercing tool, poke a hole in the center of the ribbon through all 3 layers.
- Apply One Snap
Unfold once and apply Kam Snap. Place post through the hole, add backer, and press with Clamp Tool.
- Apply 2nd Snap
On the 3rd and only hole left, place snap post through the hole, add the backer, and press with clamp tool.
You may find detailed instructions on how to Apply Kam Snaps here.
- Attach Face Mask
Using the Kam Snap ends, secure those snaps around each of the straps of a facemask. With the safety snap closed, you now have a DIY face mask lanyard that will keep masks safely on a person.
The Safety Snap is important for smaller children so that the lanyard does not become a choking hazard.
Need A Facemask?
Here are some patterns to make your own as well as some store-bought ones my family has loved!
- Face Masks at Target (great deals!)
- Family Face Masks at Old Navy (huge selection)
- Made to Move Face Masks from Athleta
- Mask Pattern from Craft Passion
- 3 Easy No Sew Face Mask DIYs from The Country Chic Cottage
- Fitted Face Mask Pattern for Cricut Maker from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff
How to Personalize a Face Mask Lanyard
I don’t know about you but for starters, I have 3 boys so everything needs a name on it to bypass all fighting. Second, if your child is heading to school or daycare or camp they almost always ask that everything be marked with your child’s name.
Here is how I personalized my face mask lanyards using my Cricut Joy and EasyPress Mini. You can use any cutting machine and EasyPress for this.
First, in Cricut Design Space I added my name with the text tool, selected a font, and sized it to fit my ribbon width.
Next, make sure to have your machine selected and then click MAKE IT in the upper right corner.
NOTE: If using the Cricut Joy you will need to tell CDS how you will be feeding the material into your machine. The other machines will not have this pop-up. Select how you are loading your material and click DONE.
BE SURE TO SELECT MIRROR on the mat screen since we are using Iron-on. You can find everything you need to know about iron-on here.
Next, select Continue and on the next screen, connect your machine and select your material. Then, load the iron on (either on a mat or using smart iron-on if using a Joy) and cut your name.
Then, weed excess iron-on using a weeding hook and then place the iron-on name onto your ribbon. Press with the EasyPress Mini.
Finally, remove the plastic carrier sheet and you have yourself a personalized diy face mask lanyard!
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