Is November Movember in your house or workplace? Lead by The Movember Foundation, “the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health” Movember is about bringing back the moustache (Mo), having fun and doing good to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Mo Bros take action by changing their appearance through the growth of a new moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking, talking billboards for men’s health. Mo Sistas sign up and commit to supporting the men in their lives while helping to promote men’s health at home, in the workplace and within their community.” Want to mark Movember in even more ways than growing your own lip fringe? Take a look at the ideas below…
“The breasts may have October, but the prostates have November!” writes Dawn on her blog Not Just A Mommy. She links to a variety of other blogs celebrating the campaign, many with free printables, including Rawr’s The Moustache Party – which offers cotton candy tags, food labels, cupcake and thank you labels and bottle labels – and The Pretty Blog/Elephantshoe’s I think you’re Movelous Movember notecards and buttons.
Gilit’s post on Shoes Off Please provides a Mo’vember Can You Handle It? printable poster alongside her round-up of “Movember tributes, images, and what not from around the web” and you could also use Jill’s Knock Off Typestache Art posted on Create, Craft, Love to decorate your office or home with – “Brackets look different in virtually every font you come across. And when turned on their sides, they make the perfect moustache – hence the typestache”.
If you’d like to make a gift to reward your favourite mo grower, then have a go at Amy from Mom Advice’s moustache mugs project she gives instructions and downloadable templates for at Mustache Mugs & Free Mustache Printables.
And head to Design is Yay for moustache (and bow tie) wrapping paper (originally designed for fathers’ day gifts) to wrap it in.
Can’t grow your own fun, eloborate moustache? ColdTech Commercial’s Kevin empathises and provides Free Mustaches for Movember on its website so “you can print out and put in your staff room or front of house for people to get their own mustaches despite any genetic issues with not being hirsute”.
Also offering printable moustaches is Inspired Bride whose Nefarious Activities Mustaches were designed as wedding photo props, Mindy at Creative Juice includes four moustaches as part of her photo props, Boutique by Design who ask the question “why should the guys have all the facial fun? Women and children are also encouraged to support this incredible cause and just so you don’t feel left out, we’ve designed a few little “mo’s” you can call your own” and free.ca even suggests you can use their’s to “dress up your favourite stuffed toys”.
Want a more fibrous option? Then why not crochet your own mo by downloading some of the free patterns offered on Craft Foxes?
Meri Meri not only offers seven different moustaches to download and print out but also a variety of cupcake wrappers and toppers to adorn your fundraising baking with, Melissa from Peonies and Poppy Seeds also posted Mustache Party Cupcake Printables “perfect for any kind of mustache party with six different wrappers and a full sheet of 1.25″ circles” and Rachel from The Chic Party includes a printable sheet of Happy Movember! tags to go along with her Mustache Lollipops for Movember project.
And, for more moustache party fun, head to the post Movember Party Invites and Mustaches on Botanical Paperworks which also suggests that “Movember is a great time to get together and show your support for a great cause with a little facial hair… get people excited for your end of November “Stache Bash”. Print and send out these Free Printable Invitations to invite friends to a fun night of laughter and competition.” “The free printable set comes with a Movember Party Invite and five funny mustaches which can be used in various ways. We’ve added them to beer glasses and attached them to sticks to take funny pics throughout the night.”
Do you love finding printables on the internet? Do you have particular favourites? Or have you featured some on your own blog? Email karen.malpass @ inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.