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Remember that song by the Big Bopper (who might have partied at Mardi Gras), "Chantilly Lace"? The tune didn't mention a handmade lace Mardi Gras mask on a stick, or how the girl with the ponytail in the song kept her Chantilly lace beautiful.
You worry about Mardi Gras costumes made of or trimmed with lace, but Carnival masks on a stick need delicate care too. Typically, you can wash lace in the delicates cycle, but oh, baby, a mask on a stick would get ruined and that's not what I like!
You can get stains out of lace Mardi Gras masks on a stick with delicate fabric cleaners. Just hand soak the lace in the solution and let the mask air dry.
Now you can go out in your Mardi Gras mask on a stick and sing to the Big Bopper.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|