#DIY Mermaid Crown

DIY Mermaid Crown

Yesterday, I shared how I made my daughter a mermaid costume inspired by the book Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, for her school project, you can read it here.  Today, I’m sharing how I made her DIY mermaid crown, because you know mermaids wear crowns…. and NO they don’t float away.

Mermaid Crown Before & After

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • A Reliable Glue Gun
  • Sea Shells (if you do not have a beach nearby, Michaels sells shells too)
  • Glass stones or gems (Michael’s floral department)
  • Paper crown
  • Burlap* optional

I went to Michael’s kid’s crafts section and found the silver crown for a little under $2, but I knew the shells wouldn’t hold up on that alone, I was considering just adding felt to the crown, but I came up with something else.  My 12 year old is going to be the Queen of hearts for Halloween, so she needed a crown too, when we saw a pack of paper crowns we thought they would be perfect for her crown, and then….



I’ll just use a paper crown on the silver crown to adhere the gems and shells too!

I know, I know, genius, right?

I cut the paper crown to fit the silver crown, which originally had pink feathers or some synthetic pink stuff that I ripped off like a mad woman, and glued it on.

(If you’re using burlap I may add that on before doing the gems and shells, I didn’t do that, but if I could redo the crown, that’s what I would do.)

Mermaid Crown Supplies

 Make sure your glue gun is reliable, therefore you don’t have to go out and purchase a new one, because that stinks! One glue gun died on me and the other glue gun I have only takes large glue sticks,  I only had mini glue sticks, a bunch of them.  I had to run to the store and purchase yet another glue gun.


I hot glued on the shells and the gems, trying to piece them together to come up with some kind of design.  The crown originally looked like the picture below, but I wasn’t happy with the white cardboard on the sides.

Mermaid Crown almost finished

 To cover the cardboard I added the burlap to the sides, and a little more sparkle.

Mermaid Crown DIY

What do you think?

DIY Mermaid Costume

Tomorrow, I’m sharing a SUPER EASY & CHEAP last minute Halloween Costume 🙂

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16 thoughts on “#DIY Mermaid Crown”

  1. Dude, you’re a genius! I’m glad I have crafty friends like you for inspiration. Next time I head to the beach I’m seashell hunting to make crowns for the girls. xoxo

    1. Yay!! I love seashell hunting 🙂
      I’m sure the girls will love their mermaid crowns 😉 #MadeWithLove is the best <3

  2. Awesome, I love it!!! You did an amazing job and would love to make one of these. My daughter won’t need it for her costume but I think that would be so cute for dress up. Great job mama!!!

    1. Thank you, Karen! My daughter absolutely LOVES the crown, she is excited to show it off at school today 🙂
      I think your sweetie will love a seashell crown made by mama too.

  3. Scarlet is looking over my shoulder and asking if I can make her one! Guess so! Luckily I’m looking at the site of an AWESOME person who gives instructions.

  4. It’s a good thing my oldest is already in bed. If she were looking over my shoulder right now (like she usually is), we’d be making one of these tonight. I’m pinning it to make for her, though, just not tonight. 😉

  5. You are awesome! Your daughter is so adorable and you did a wonderful job on her custom crown. Pinning. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Challenge. Best wishes, Darlene

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