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DIY Mermaid Crown

DIY Mermaid Crown

Hello my fellow mer-people!

Today's post is dedicated to all the aspiring mermaids and merdudes who were born to live in the ocean but somehow landed here on solid ground instead (seriously though I grew up in a country called WALES, am I really supposed to believe it's a total coincidence that my home country is named after an animal from the ocean?!) 

Anyways, as we all know there is  only one day a year when it is socially acceptable to dress up as a mermaid and that beautiful holiday is fast approaching...HALLOWEEEEEN!

This year, more so than ever, I'm going all out.

I have a full mermaid costume DIY coming to you very soon, but in the meantime here is a super simple mermaid crown tutorial to get you in the spirit. Ladies and gents, hold on to your thingamabobber's and gizmos-a-plenty, because it's TUTORIAL TIME!!!

 

DIY Mermaid Crown Tutorial

Time: 45 minutes

Materials:

I hope you like the sparkly mermaid-inspired background that I used for this tutorial! I got the different glitters from Jo-Ann Fabrics for $8 (only ended up using white and pink FYI), the shells are also from JoAnn's for $4.50, and the plastic tiara was from PartyCity for $1. 

I hope you like the sparkly mermaid-inspired background that I used for this tutorial! I got the different glitters from Jo-Ann Fabrics for $8 (only ended up using white and pink FYI), the shells are also from JoAnn's for $4.50, and the plastic tiara was from PartyCity for $1. 

Step 1

Heat up your trusty glue gun because we're getting right into it. Start with the taller and thinner shells in the middle, then place some of the different shaped cells around it. Always start at the top and work your way down!

Sorry Cinderella

Sorry Cinderella

Step 2

Now that we have the top part of the crown covered, it's time to get funky! I chose some bigger shells for the middle and some smaller ones to surround them, but you can literally do whatever you want. As with most of my tutorials, I fully encourage you to go cray cray with it. Experiment with different types or colors, I guarantee they'll all look awesome.

Step 3

JUST KEEP GLUIN' GURL

In all seriousness though, keep adding shells wherever you think it looks cool. As you can see I decided to glue the taller thinner shells in an arc shape, but after that I pretty much just went with the flow. Also, do you see all those little hairs on the crown that kind of look like cobwebs? Those are the strings from the hot glue and they're a real pain in the butt for the next step, so try to pull as many of those off as possible before starting the glittering process.

Step 4

The glittering process is here!! I started with the glue gun but found this Elmer's glue to be a lot easier, so I recommend using that one instead- sorry for not including it in the materials picture up top! Anyways, you're going to want to blob a ton of glue in any of the crevices in between the shells and then sprinkle your glitter on top so that the crown will sparkle almost like it's underwater! The more glitter the better, but PLEASE let it dry before you try it on as I made the mistake of putting it right on my head and I have been brushing glitter out of my hair ever since. Let it dry! 

Step 5

Admire your awesome work! My favorite part about the crown was that it glistened and sparkled in the light, so I definitely recommend going ham on the glitter front to make it look extra whimsy. Here are some different shots of my little mermaid crown.

See, how easy was that?! The rest of the costume is a little more challenging, but I promise to release the tutorial soon so you have plenty of time to prepare before Halloween rolls around.

As always, get creative with your own design and share yours with me using #tesnialys on social media. Can't wait to see what all you merpeeps come up with.

Until next time,

Tesni Alys

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