Almost Gone, but Not Forgotten
I recently put most of my 2020 masks into a large Ziploc bag. I have quite a nice collection and hated to shove them to the back corner of a dresser drawer. They’ve served me well and deserve a place among my funky memorabilia. So I’ve been exploring options.
Ideas for Repurposing
Hmm. . .
Perhaps I could make a small quilt as a memento of 2020 or, at least, a wall hanging. My most innovative idea is to use one as a kitchen accessory. Let me explain. Whenever I sprinkle a dish with black pepper, I have a sneezing fit. But if I had a mask within easy reach, perhaps I could prevent the annoying nasal bout.
Williams-Sonoma might want to recycle and package old masks for those who have similar allergies or dislike inhaling hairsprays and pesticides.
Think Outside the Mask
Innovative kids could turn their masks into dainty hammocks for Barbie and Ken. Practical maskers could recycle the soft fabric for use as a lens cleaner or a wipe for their computer screen or iPhone.
I like the idea of wearing one over my head to keep my hair in place on a windy day. (Tastefully coordinated with my outfit, of course.)
Masks are a godsend for the sensitive, balding male. A colorful topping sitting astride the head, would bring a modish look far better than a baseball cap.
Consider stitching your colorful masks into small coin purses as gifts. Just sew the sides together and add a drawstring closure. Decorate a COVID Christmas tree with your retired masks as a reminder of the holiday celebration that didn’t happen.
Going to the Seashore?
Stuff a few masks into your beach bag to use as eye shades. Colorful masks, appropriately sewn together, hold possibilities as a bikini for the petite figure. Look for those on the beach this summer.
As you can see, the possibilities are only limited by your level of imagination or weirdness.
Oh what wonderful options. Love the sagging jawline one. Here’re two more – I keep mine both in the car still (for unnerving forays into crowded indoor stores) and also at the barn, when grooming my dusty horse. Can never be too careful. Sometimes my horse acts……..a bit batty.
Linda M McGuire says
I’m still wearing my masks. Yes, I have been vaccinated but I have a 96 year old mother I am trying to keep protected.
Jean Carnahan says
Me, too! I keep one in my purse and another in the car for “special occasions.”
Jean Carnahan says
Wear while grooming a dusty horse! Great idea. We can use that at the farm.