Make your own eye mask and present your beloved with a special surprise worth concealing until the right moment. A printable paper blindfold builds anticipation by removing your sweetheart's sight to heighten the remaining senses.
Cloth works best since it's soft and fits around different shaped faces, but paper also works well if you really need a blindfold immediately or last minute.
Personalize the eye mask with one line of text on the front by filling in the PDF form field. A simple message works best: Surprise, No Peeking, Happy Birthday, Just Wait, Trust Me, etc. To print it plain, just delete all text.
For some romantic activities and loving things to do with your paper eye mask, see the Blindfolded romantic idea.
The template should be printed on heavy card stock US Letter or A4 Paper sizes.
Download the PDF template above.
Click and highlight the text in the form fields to personalize.
In Adobe Reader, select File, Print (cclick the Pages button to print page 2 only) and make sure Page Scaling is set to NONE.
Select paper settings to print on standard paper and best quality.
Note the Left and Right sides before cutting. Left and Right are based as if you were wearing the mask, not looking at it.
Cut along the outside of the long rectangular strap pieces using a craft knife and ruler or scissors.
Cut along the blue cut line as shown to the tip of the triangle.
Do not cut out the grey triangles on both sides.
Cut along the outside lines of the mask.
Place a very small piece of double sided tape or glue on the wide area of the grey triangle.
A slight curve in the paper will be created by attaching as shown. Press firmly.
Repeat for the opposite side.
Using your fingers, or a rounded pen, curl the paper down along the nose cut out as shown.
Place a strip of double sided tape (or glue) on the grey square of the strap labeled "Left" and attach to the mask lined up with the thin grey line as shown. Press firmly.
Repeat with the strap side labeled "Right" for the other side.
Place a piece of double sided tape or glue on the grey square labeled "Center" and attach the Left and Right sides together.
To adjust the blindfold on your sweetheart, place over their head and pull the straps on the back together as shown.
(Alternatively, if double sided tape was used, just pull the straps apart slightly at the center piece and reattach to fit.)
Fold up on a 45 degree angle.
Fold top over as shown.
Fold again to secure.
Check to make sure the top of the nose cut out directly touches the bridge of your sweetheart's nose when wearing.