Who doesn’t want to be a mermaid princess?? The answer is no one. Mermaids are the bomb. Here’s how to make your very own mermaid crown to feel extra fabulous.
I took some inspirations from Pinterest:
These are all glamorous, and sort of what we’re going for. I think they look the best when they’re really organic looking, like you just found them off the sea floor and formed a crown with your mystical mermaid powers!
- hot glue gun with several glue sticks
- lots of various types and sizes of beautiful sea shells -you can buy some at your local craft store or you can use real ones if you live near a beach- (you can use the smaller ones to fill in gaps, so make sure you have enough of them)
- a plain metal headband
- a roll of lace trim
- ModPodge Stiffy, fabric stiffener
- any pearls and/or jewels you want to attach
- Measure out two strips of lace the length of your headband, then coat them (front and back) in a layer of fabric stiffener. Set aside to dry.
- While it’s drying, lay out your shells the way you want to attach them to your crown. Just think of it as a rough draft.
- When your lace is dry and stiff, hot glue the two strips on either side of the headband like a sandwich.
- Next, you can begin applying your shells to the stiffened lace with the hot glue gun. I start in the middle and work my way to the ends. Make sure you cover all of the lace on the front to give it that authentic look.
- Put on your crown and wear it proudly!
- Add some starfish earrings and no one can tell you that you’re not a mermaid princess!
I started out with the lace seen above and my first crown turned out like this
It’s cute, but it’s a little bulky on the sides and the front leans in a lot. I also couldn’t fit all of the shells I wanted on it. But it’s all a learning process! So I took off the two big shells in the front and it looked much better. Without those two bulky shells, it gave the crown room to breathe.
The next crown I made with a wider lace which worked a lot better.
This one worked best because I had lots of space for all the shells I wanted. Plus I was able to cut off the excess that I didn’t want to show. Here is the final product:
Now that you have your mermaid crown, click here to complete your look!