Loading... Please wait...

Mermaid Crown

Posted by

Just beneath the sparkling surface of the ocean, mermaids frolic and bubble the day away. Create your own special tribute to mermaid magnificence with this fun tutorial I crafted up using embellishments from Expo International Trims! It’s remarkably simple to create a glittering, seashell encrusted oceanic accessory all your own; no fins required!

What You’ll Need:

Iron On Rhinestone Motif

12mm Rhinestone Beads, Purple Aurora Borealis

12mm Rhinestone Beads, Aqua Aurora Borealis

Tinted Oval Shells, Blue

Bridal Pearl Loop Spray, White

Other Materials:

Plastic Princess Crown, (this one was found at Target)

Kunin EcoFelt White Felt Scraps

Assorted Silk Flowers in beach colors (this design uses lilac and purple tones)

Mixed seashells, small to medium sized blend (available at craft stores)

Hot Glue and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Step 1: Using scissors, trim felt to approximate size of crown and glue in place using hot glue.

Step 2: Fold sections of felt down to ensure that the back of the crown is also covered. This step ensures that you have a strong background that will securely hold the embellishments. I prefer Kunin Felt EcoFelt for its sturdy structure; it’s perfect for creating mermaid crowns.

Step 3: Remove the Iron On Rhinestone Motif from its cardboard backing, being sure to completely remove any paper that sticks to the reverse side of the embellishment. Apply the rhinestone motif to the top center of the crown using hot glue, as shown.

Step 4: Select two flat shells that are roughly the same size and shape, and glue them symmetrically to the left and right sides of the crown. Repeat this process with two silk flower heads, as shown in next steps.

Step 5: Trim about seven of the Oval Shellsfrom their elastic packaging band. The lustre of these shells is remarkable; they resemble shimmering abalone shells from the sea! Working from the outside in, arrange the shells vertically along the forehead portion of the crown so that they are symmetrically aligned across the front.

Step 6: Add silk flowers between the shells to fill in any gaps, then attach Purple Aurora Borealis and Aqua Aurora Borealis rhinestone beads in a design that’s pleasing to your eye.

Step 7: Using scissors, trim five sections of Bridal Pearl Loop Spray, White and adhere to the top of the crown as shown. Conceal the connection points with additional rhinestone beads and small shells.

Once the glue has set, your glistening mermaid crown is ready to wear. This unique, sparkling creation makes the perfect accessory for a beach day, an “Under the Sea” themed party, or a music festival. Be prepared for head turns and requests to pose for photos with random strangers. This is a show stopping wearable art piece!

Christmas in July with Crafts ‘n Coffee and Expo International

Last week our very talented Design Team shared some Christmas in July inspiration over on the Crafts ‘n Coffee blog! Each day Monday to Friday a member of the Design Team shared a Holiday themed project using STYROFOAM TM brand foam and a selection of trims from Expo. The designs range from elegant to retro and are quick and [...]

Read More »


Vintage Lace and Pearl Trees

Welcome to an exciting week, Christmas in July with the Expo Design Team over on the Crafts ‘n Coffee blog! (Insert link https://craftsncoffee.com/ ) We are celebrating with some festive projects using our trims and STYROFOAM TM brand foam and a great giveaway! You can read all about how this all came about when Crafts ‘n Coffee took a road [...]

Read More »


Delightful Children’s Apron

         I recently had my granddaughter over and we were crafting, she inquired as to why she didn’t have a crafting apron. I had one, so she figured she needed one! I told her I would make her one and her response….”Can you make mine pretty?” She spotted the trim on my table and said she wanted those [...]

Read More »


Tulle Pom Poms

These tulle pom poms are party perfect in voluminous layers of fluffy tulle. They’re easy to put together in advance, but quick enough for creating bunches as last minute party décor. String them together on a garland for a decorative party or bedroom accent, or, glue them on the ends of wood dowels for an enchanting magic wand party favor.What [...]

Read More »


10 Ways to Use Pom Pom Trim

Do you love pom trim as much as I do! Those colorful little balls that strung together and added to almost anything make it bright and playful. Today I am sharing ten ways to use pom pom or ball pom trim and including some tips to make it as easy as possible for you to have success with the [...]

Read More »


DIY Décor with Trim

Spring arrives and time to brighten and freshen up the home after a long winter! An old chair with black wood and dark fabric needed a spring redo. Along with it a window valance. The window valance was easy, I simply recovered the existing valance using a fabric adhesive.To give the valance a polished and finished look, I used [...]

Read More »


Quotable Sequined Beach Bag with Bright Tassels

This sunny summer project is inspired by the hottest trend of the year; tassels! This quick and easy DIY Beach Bag is perfect for impromptu trips to the beach, and has plenty of storage for big beach blankets, sunscreen and your favorite summer paperback novel. It’s a no-sew project that can be made with just a few fun supplies. Best [...]

Read More »


Fabulously Fun Canvas Bag

Welcome to Expo International Inc. blog! Donna Budzynski here with a Fabulously Fun Canvas Bag you can make in less than 15 minutes! Yes! I said less than 15 minutes!I was heading to a conference and I kept reading that you MUST bring a bag for swag and literature, I went into a panic! How am I going [...]

Read More »


Expo Wall Hanging

There is nothing better than a happy rainbow. Our house if full of rainbow goodness, so who was I to say no when my girls asked for another rainbow for their wall? I've been on a big weaving kick lately and thought it would be a lot of fun to try out a weaving with some rainbow pom pom [...]

Read More »