"The Phantom of the Opera" Crafts: Keychain, Bookmark, Invitation Card

Updated on May 9, 2018
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Deborah is a craft enthusiast. She particularly enjoys creating crafts that belong to a special theme.

Do You Know the Phantom of the Opera?

Originally published in 1986, The Phantom of the Opera is a gothic tale with mystery, romance, and music. The plot includes the real Opera Garnier and the fictional Soprano Christine Daae, but the story highlights the character Eric, a musical genius who wore a mask to conceal his disfigured face. The Phantom of the Opera became popular with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation.

The novel never specifically described Eric’s mask, but the musical portrayed a white mask that covered the right side of his face. It has become the iconic symbol for the tale and is used in art, costumes, and crafts. Today, I'll teach you how to make a keychain, bookmark, and invitation card!

The white mask and rose came from the imagination of the creators of the musical, "The Phantom of the opera". It has become the symbol of the mysterious tale.
The white mask and rose came from the imagination of the creators of the musical, "The Phantom of the opera". It has become the symbol of the mysterious tale.

The Phantom of the Opera Keychain

The mask keychain is a must have, for Phantom of the Opera fans.
The mask keychain is a must have, for Phantom of the Opera fans.

This keychain is the perfect accessory for your keys. It is relatively simple to make.

What You'll Need:

  • Polymer clay
  • Jewelry chain
  • Something for a little red rose
  • Key ring

Notes:

  • You may recycle an old keychain for this project.

  • You may use red polymer clay or a fabric rose to use for the rose that belongs with the mask.

Shape a relatively small piece of polymer clay into the mask.
Shape a relatively small piece of polymer clay into the mask.

1. Shape the Clay

Shape a small piece of white polymer clay into the shape of a mask. When shaping the clay, be sure to add a pinhole on the side to attach the chain. Heat the little sculpture in the oven according to the instructions on the package.

Small jewelry chain is ideal to cut for a keychain. It may be as long as you wish.
Small jewelry chain is ideal to cut for a keychain. It may be as long as you wish.
Accent the chain with black paint, to give the effect of the familiar back round.
Accent the chain with black paint, to give the effect of the familiar back round.

2. Cut the Chain

Cut the small chain to the desired length, I cut this chain three and a half inches in length. Then, accent it with black paint.

Run wire through the small hole in mask,  and attach to last link of the small chain.
Run wire through the small hole in mask, and attach to last link of the small chain.

3. Run the Wire Through

Run a metal (I chose gold) wire through the little hole on the side of the mask. Connect it to the last link of the little chain.

A tiny fabric rose is perfect, to tie next to the mask.
A tiny fabric rose is perfect, to tie next to the mask.

4. Attach the Rose

Attach the red rose to the chain. I tied a tiny fabric rose with green yarn to the chain. Then, secure the tiny rose with hot glue. I also put hot glue on the tips of the gold wire.

Phantom of the Opera keychain.
Phantom of the Opera keychain.

5. Put It Together

Slip the key ring onto the chain.

A professional artist shaped this particular mask, for a keychain.
A professional artist shaped this particular mask, for a keychain.
Enjoy this project! Is it the perfect little item to keep for a Phantom fan.
Enjoy this project! Is it the perfect little item to keep for a Phantom fan.

The Phantom of the Opera Bookmark

The ideal bookmark for readers of mystery novels.
The ideal bookmark for readers of mystery novels.
Three inches is an average length for this bookmark. Choose any book you wish to measure size.
Three inches is an average length for this bookmark. Choose any book you wish to measure size.

1. Measure the Book

The Phantom of the Opera bookmark is perfect to mark the page you are reading. This corner bookmark is convenient to use and easy to make.

What You'll Need:

  • Glue gun
  • Felt (white, black, and red)

First, measure three inches from the corner of your favorite book.

Cut black felt in shape of triangles.
Cut black felt in shape of triangles.

2. Cut the Felt

Cut three inches from the corner of a sheet of black felt into a triangle. Cut two pieces that are the same size.

I used embroidery yarn to sew together, but thread will work just fine.
I used embroidery yarn to sew together, but thread will work just fine.
Sew two sides together, leaving bottom of triangle open.
Sew two sides together, leaving bottom of triangle open.

3. Sew the Triangles

Sew the black felt triangles together. Make sure to leave the bottom open. I used gold embroidery yarn, but thread will work just fine.

Cut out shape of the Phantom mask, out of white felt.
Cut out shape of the Phantom mask, out of white felt.

4. Cut the Mask Shape

Cut out the icon shape of the phantom’s mask out of white felt. Cut the mask to fit inside the triangle. I drew the shape onto the felt first to make it easier to cut out.

I used a glue gun to glue mask onto the black felt.
I used a glue gun to glue mask onto the black felt.

5. Hot Glue the Mask

Hot glue the mask onto the black triangle.

Little pieces of red felt, and green yarn, give the effect of the red rose.
Little pieces of red felt, and green yarn, give the effect of the red rose.

6. Put Everything Together

Hot glue pieces of red felt to the triangle to create the rose. I glued on green yarn for the stem. All done! Simply place the bookmark on the top corner of the page you have stopped reading.

The Phantom of the Opera Invitation

Cut out the shape of the mask out of white cardstock.
Cut out the shape of the mask out of white cardstock.

1. Cut the Paper

What You'll Need:

  • Black and white cardstock paper
  • Tiny fabric roses
  • Mod Podge
  • Musical stickers

Cut a piece of black cardstock paper 12" by 6" inches (the card size may vary according to your preference). Carefully fold it in half. Cut out the shape of the white mask out of white cardstock.

I found it easier to paint eyes black instead of cutting the eye holes out. Be sure to go over with mod podge and let it dry FIRST, before painting the eyes.
I found it easier to paint eyes black instead of cutting the eye holes out. Be sure to go over with mod podge and let it dry FIRST, before painting the eyes.

2. Glue the Mask

Glue the mask onto the paper with Mod Podge. You may go over the entire front of the card with the adhesive. I was partial to the dark shadowing, so I only applied it over the mask.

Stick on musical stickers, along the bottom of the card.
Stick on musical stickers, along the bottom of the card.

3. Add Stickers

Add musical stickers to the card. Glue little red fabric roses onto the front of the card.

Glue fabric roses onto the card, to give the final touch.
Glue fabric roses onto the card, to give the final touch.
Phantom of the Opera themed invitation card.
Phantom of the Opera themed invitation card.

You're Done!

Now you can invite someone to a party inspired by The Phantom of the Opera or even a masquerade party. These crafts are a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy making them!

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