DIY Bandana Face Mask
Very Easy / No Sew Mask
As the Covid-19 outbreak numbers continue to rise, we have been staying closely informed with all the essential information from our government, local government and the CDC.
Today, we learned of an update from the CDC where they are considering DIY masks for personal use, especially when running essential errands during this time. To help out, we created an easy way to make a DIY Mask at home with any bandana you have and elastic ties (or rubber bands). Shop bandanas at the bottom of the article for 40% off.
Article from NY Times // It's Time To Make Your Own Face Mask
It shouldn’t have come to this, but here we are. The world is running out of face masks for health care workers, which is one reason American officials, including the surgeon general, have warned members of the public against buying their own masks for protection against the coronavirus.
But that doesn’t mean face masks for the public are a bad idea, if we had enough masks. Contrary to what American officials told us, many studies show that widespread mask-wearing might be a very effective complement to hand-washing, social-distancing and other measures to mitigate the pandemic. Health officials in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan suggest that people wear masks in certain situations — if they’re symptomatic, for instance, or if they’re in crowded, not-very-well-ventilated places, like airplanes. Studies have also shown that mask-wearing (in conjunction with hand-washing) reduces the spread of infection within households or other shared living spaces, like residence halls.
But how to get your hands on a mask, when there are no masks? The internet has a plan: Make your own. (full article)
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Or Use A Step By Step Tutorial
Two Hair Ties (Or Rubber Bands)
Layout your bandana flat
Fold in Half Once, downwardFold in Half downward again
Flatten with your hands
Add a hair tie to either side of your bandana (about 1/4 of the way on either edge)
Fold both ends toward the center.
Tuck the inside of the corners into each other, just play around with it until it is secure.
Pull the elastic out
You can use the hair ties to secure the bandana around your face.
Easy to Wear and will stay secure for essential outings.