Friday, October 29, 2010

Mermaid Accessories

So that mermaid from a few posts back decided she needed some accessories. You know, a crown and a necklace and such. You know because mermaids have that stuff and it stays on when they swim underwater.

We started with a few sea shells salvaged from an old wreath of my mother in laws. Sweet Pea took these photos right before I said "STOP PLAYING WITH THE CAMERA!!"

Then we dug up one of her many princess crowns. Really, how many does one girl need? And why hasn't any one figured out how to make those plastic jewels stick??

Next we got out our trusty glue gun and glued the shells to the crown. It took a lot of glue!

Then we slapped a coat of modge podge over everything. Lots and lots of modge podge.
Then we sprinkled the whole thing with glitter. Purple Martha Stewart glitter. I didn't take a photo of this because well, it was glitter and it was everywhere!

We did the same process with another small shell and a strip of tulle tied in a knot.

We let everything dry overnight, did our best to shake off the extra glitter & then she posed!!

Next , we will spend the rest of our lives cleaning up purple glitter that has sprinkled over every surface of the kitchen. Her preschool teachers will be doing the same since she wore this outfit to her preschool party today!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness.
    These are adorable! Way to go, Sarah!

  2. Wow, Love it..What a pretty little mermaid you have ;)Great ideas with the accessories. They look really good.
    My daughter is fascinated with mermaids



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