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Etsy How-to: Make a Miniature Moustache

Apr 18, 2008

by Christine Domanic

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This week, Christine (aka iheartmoustaches) breaks it on down and shows us how to use #6 plastic to create miniature moustaches! (Christine has made a bunch of these in the past, as she is a lover of the moustache in all its various forms.) #6 plastic is not recycleable in New York and so this is a great way to upcycle those strawberry containers and Chinese take out containers and keep them out of the landfill. This project is awesome for people who need a moustache on the go.

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She’s also open sourcing two of her moustache designs.  You can download “The Professor” and “The Lady’s Man” in this pdf

We did some measuring and the moustaches started out 6 inches wide and ended up 2 1/4 inches wide.  That means it shrunk to almost 1/3 its original size! 

(music by Barry London )

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21 comments

  • girlsavage

    girlsavage said 8 years ago

    I love the closeup of Chistines' mustache melting! I know what fun will be happening at the girlsavage household this weekend! Thanks for the info!

  • Needlings

    Needlings said 8 years ago

    that was so great

  • Chillionaire Admin

    Chillionaire said 8 years ago

    oh what fun! I can't wait to play with the heatgun ^-^

  • TheHandOfFatima

    TheHandOfFatima said 8 years ago

    this is such a great thing to do with kids!

  • Tresijas

    Tresijas said 8 years ago

    I happen to be a moustache fan myself. That was a Rock Star tutorial!!!

  • VerreEncore

    VerreEncore said 8 years ago

    awesome up-cycling ! i can't wait to try this after i finish my strawberries :) Thanks

  • pookeh

    pookeh said 8 years ago

    wow, that was magical. thanks again for another amazing tut. <3!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 8 years ago

    #1 - Christine, you are a gem! #2 - Make me one! #3 - Tesijas, I LOVE your LP mustache necklace! Woot!

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind said 8 years ago

    oH WoW, this is awesome! I need to try that as I have been told I would look good with a mustache... (RunAliceRun, I'll show you sometime soon!)

  • brepettis

    brepettis said 8 years ago

    Don't forget to post a link here to your shrinky dink photos! PS: Embarrassing photo of me with a real oustache - http://flickr.com/photos/bre/30961087/ I only had it for 10 minutes while shaving off a beard.

  • punkahontas

    punkahontas said 8 years ago

    This is fantastic! I always feel so guilty throwing away those #6s. Haven't tried your technique yet, but on easter I made some moustaches out of tootsie rolls and stuck them on my easter bunny cupcakes... http://flickr.com/photos/punkahontas/2399335842/in/set-72157604445629407/

  • luchi

    luchi said 8 years ago

    My strawberry container says it's number 7. Will that work too?

  • curlyfrysc

    curlyfrysc said 8 years ago

    Bre, you look like a gay pornstar with your 10-min. mustache. And the shrinky-dink idea is brilliant! I'll have to make something of my own. Thanks for the show!

  • brepettis

    brepettis said 8 years ago

    Luchi, there's only one way to find out! Curlyfrysc, Hmm, I sorta thought it looked like a French Inspector Cleuso (sp?) kinda thing. I've been curious what would happen if I just shrunk a whole strawberry container... would I get a mini container?

  • curlyfrysc

    curlyfrysc said 8 years ago

    Bre, there's only one way to find out! :P Make a video of you shrinking that container down! And um, okay, French Inspector Clouseau. (I googled the spelling.)

  • luchi

    luchi said 8 years ago

    It works!! But not with a hair dryer. I had to put it in the oven. Here's what I made (for Earth Day)! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11203875 and http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11204004 I have a grape container too, so after I finish those I will make a moustache!! Thanks for this cool How-To!!!

  • FrucciDesign

    FrucciDesign said 8 years ago

    cool thanx!!

  • verybigjen

    verybigjen said 8 years ago

    well i won't be making mustaches, uh no, but I could use it for shrinky striaght pins.

  • mjgillot

    mjgillot said 8 years ago

    I could use this idea to join the Mustache Rangers! (mustacherangers.com has a very funny weekly podcast!)

  • jesophi

    jesophi said 7 years ago

    o.o

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