Mask Making Using Items from Around Your Home

Matt Tackett

Following instructions on The Centers for Disease Control’s website, a reusable cloth face mask can be made in many different ways, all with resources from around your home. 

More information on how to make your own cloth mask can be found on the CDC website here.

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  • Following instructions on The Centers for Disease Control’s website, a reusable cloth facemask can be made at home from a bandana, a coffee filter, two hair ties and a pair of scissors. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

  • Cutting the tip off the coffee filter, place it on the half-folded bandana. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

  • Fold the bandana in thirds over top of the coffee filter. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

  • Slide hair ties over the ends of the folded bandana. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

  • Fold the bandana inwards at the hair ties, making it fit over your mouth and nose when the hair ties are around your ears. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

  • More detailed instructions can be found on The Centers for Disease Control’s website. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

  • One can make DIY masks out of old tshirts by cutting out a rectangular shape and two straps to tie at the back of the head. (Photo illustration by Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

  • One can make DIY masks out of old T-shirts by cutting out a rectangular shape and two straps to tie at the back of the head. (Photo illustration by Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

  • One can make DIY masks out of old T-shirts by cutting out a rectangular shape and two straps to tie at the back of the head. (Photo illustration by Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

  • Man wears a DIY mask made from an old T-shirt. (Photo illustration by Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

  • Man wears a DIY mask made from an old T-shirt. (Photo illustration by Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

  • Following a how-to from The Centers for Disease Control, a mask can be made at home from everyday items. (Luke Bourland | The Collegian)

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