Thursday, August 6, 2020

DIY Mask Necklace! Mask Lanyard Tutorial

DIY Face Mask Lanyard

I needed to solve a problem, so I made this face mask "necklace" that easily snaps onto the ear loops. The mask can be taken on or off like normal, and you don’t feel the extra strap behind your ears. This prevents kids from losing their mask, or you from leaving it in the car when you need to bring it inside for a wash.

DIY Face Mask Lanyard

If this would solve a problem for you or your kids, I’m happy to make more! They are currently listed in my Etsy shop.

But I thought some of you crafty folks might want to make your own, so I made a little video showing the steps to make this DIY face mask lanyard. I'm also including some affiliate links to the exact twill tape and snaps I used, so you can order supplies for your own. (If you do order, I'll receive a small commission.) Happy making!


9.5mm metal snaps and setting tool

Fabric scissors

Clear nail polish (to keep ends from unraveling)


1. Cut twill tape to 18" for child length or 28" for adult length.

2. Add clear nail polish to the cut ends to prevent unraveling.

3. Fold over one end and place the female snap parts on either side as shown in the video.

4. Moving down 1" from the folded end, place the male snap parts on either side as shown in the video.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the other end. Snap mask lanyard to ear loops and wear around neck when mask is not in use.



  1. Thank you for your directions as a group of us are making lanyards for some of our local elementary schools. So far, our group has already made over 6,000 masks that we donated to churches, schools, foodbanks, numerous local hospitals, provided to our families/friends, 500 to Sharing & Caring Hands that supports and helps the homeless, etc. Now schools are asking us to make masks for local elementary schools and we want to add lanyards so they don't lose them. Thank again for the info.

  2. Our Girl Scout troop is making 400 masks for our elementary school in Arizona. Thank you for making this easy for us!


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