Eric BlairJuly 26th

With the new guidance about face coverings being worn in shops now in full swing, one person has come up with a rather unique idea… 

One mum has created a face mask with a 'wine flap' in order to still enjoy a glass of well-earned vino after a long day.

Dubbed the 'best invention ever' by fans on TikTok, mum-of-seven (yes seven - we're not surprised you need a glass of wine!) Emily Rumbold attached elastic straps to an empty packet of baby wipes to create her new ‘wine flap mask’.


Emily, 36, from Gippsland in Australia, posted a video of her modelling the ‘mask’ to TikTok with the caption: "Doing my bit to stop the spread,” racking up thousands of views and comments in the process. 

One viewer said: "Omg this is the best invention ever no joke.” Another added: "This is exactly what I need," while a third commented: "Best idea out there!!”

I feel like we should point out at this point that of course this is just a joke and that a genuine face mask should be used for real protection when you’re out and about -what you get up to in the privacy of your own home though… 

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia Emily explained that she had joined TikTok during the country's first lockdown in March 'for a bit of fun' and never expected her videos to get so much attention.


She said: "Without trying to take away the seriousness [of the second wave of infections] I just wanted to have a bit of fun with it. There's been lot of mask videos going around and I thought I'd join in.”

If you need to sort yourself out with a mask that will actually work, IWOOT have got a whole range of face masks for you to choose from, but our particular favourite has got to be the ‘sloth face mask’.

Priced at £7.99, the printed mask comes in ‘one-size-fits-all’ and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face - even if no one else can see it - when you pop it on. 

The description on the website reads: “Personalised face masks have been an increasingly common sight in cities and amongst commuters, and recent events have massively increased their use, even those that aren't medically certified.


“These masks are one size, with elasticated loops to ensure a comfortable fit. Breathable, soft material ensures a balance between comfort and style. Face is 100% Polyester, with a 100% cotton lining for comfort. 20cm wide with elasticated straps for a universal fit. Washable and easy to care for.”

Don't forget that TOTUM members get 10% off site-wide when shopping at IWOOT, so you can pick yours up for even cheaper!

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