Sunday, January 26, 2014

DIY: Simple Mermaid Decor

Mermaid Decor for any Occasion 

When decorating our new shelf over our doorway we needed to tie in some blue which is the main accent color from our house. After looking into what I already had I settled on doing a simple cutout of a mermaid on a wood block background. We have a subtle nautical theme throughout our house so this seemed fitting!
Finished design in shelf!

Items Needed:
  • Wood cutout of a shape - Mermaid from Michaels for $2.99
  • 5x9 wood board - Michaels for $2.99
  • Paint in desired colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Painters tape if stripes are wanted
  • Glue gun

  1. Paint shape in wanted color. I did a pale blue that would compliment the rest of our decor
  2. Paint board solid color - Paint at least two layers and let dry for 10 minutes
  3. Lay tape on board leaving 1/4 of an inch between pieces for an even stripe pattern. You can also try chevron or herringbone with different colors to give it a unique look
  4. Once stripes are dried use a glue gun on the back of your wood shape to glue down onto board
  5. Let dry for 5 minutes before moving
  6. Place on shelf or a chosen spot for a quick eye catcher and pop of color! 
   Total out of pocket cost of project $6.00

Mermaid cutout bought from Michaels for $2.99

5x7 board bought from Michaels for $2.99

Process of taping stripes onto board

Finished product!

These are great for children's rooms or anywhere in the house that needs a hint of color or design. They are inexpensive so you can make and switch them out at ease without burdening your pocket.

Other shapes Michaels carries for $2.99:
  • Anchor
  • Flowers
  • Fleur-de-lis
  • Ships wheel
  • Lighthouse
  • Arrows
  • Snowflakes 
  • Houses
  • Owl
  • Plus many more

Stay Crafty!


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