Cheap thrills - How to make your own mask stand.

So you've just dropped some hard earned cash on a brand new mask and forgot to buy a stand to display that sucker. Mask stands can be a bit pricy, but here on Cannibal Reviews we like saving money. Today I'm going to show you how to make a nice lookin' inexpensive stand for your latex treasures.

First thing is first...Supplies. For this project you will need the following.

  • A wooden paper towel holder 
  • Spray paint 
  • Sandpaper 
  • Sealer (Gloss or Matte, your choice)

I'll also be taking things a step further, for added customization I will be affixing The Gates of Hell's logo to the stand. This step is certainly optional, however if you want to do this it's pretty easy and will definitely take the quality of the stand up a notch. For this you will just need to add a few items to the ol' supplies list.

  • Film's logo or character's name (just print one out if a printer is available) 
  • Mod podge 
  • Paint brush 

 First thing's first, I like to sand the wood down to insure the spray paint will coat evenly. Once sanded you'll just apply a few coats of spray paint insuring each coat dries thoroughly before applying the next. Next I'll carefully cut out the logo and apply a light coat of mod podge to the base.

 Carefully put the image on the base adjusting it as necessary.  Once you've got it in the right position begin to smooth it out pushing out any air bubbles that might have gotten caught under the paper. Once this dries put one last light layer of mod podge over the image and allow it sufficient time to dry.

 The last step is just going over the stand with the spray sealer, two light coats is the perfect amount and will keep any of that paint from chipping or rubbing off.

Once that dries you're all done!  An extremely inexpensive way to properly display your masks.  The paper towel holder you can score at a local garage sale or Goodwill store.  The rest of the items can be obtained at your nearest Walmart   A lot of this is stuff you can probably find in your garage, so what are you waiting for!?  Get to it!

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