Thursday, July 23, 2020

diy mermaid party decor

Do girls ever grow out of loving mermaids and unicorns? At this point I'm going to say that's a no. My daughter is turning 11 soon and still loves her mermaid swimming tail, mermaid tail blanket, and mermaid slime. Here's an idea for a summer celebration that girls of all ages are sure to love. Check out a few elements for the perfect mermaid party!

Summer Mermaid Party DIY Ideas by Aly Dosdall featuring We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools
This DIY mermaid party decor starts with some mermaid tail party hats.

Summer Mermaid Party DIY Ideas by Aly Dosdall featuring We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

It was easy to make these with some blue to green ombre 12x12 paper and the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

Then I cut out a mermaid tail from gold metallic paper, and added some tropical leaf die cuts, punched paper stars and gold fringe tape to finish them off.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools


The second part of this DIY Mermaid Party Set is the mermaid favor bags. I use a few We R tools to put these together.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

First I started by making the glassine favor bags with the Goodie Bag Guide. The paper I used is part of the Oh Goodie collection. It's grease proof, food safe and oh so pretty.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

Then I created the wire mermaid embellishments for the bags with the We R Happy Jig. The wire design tool comes with an instruction booklet with several templates and there are more available on the @werhappyjig Instagram account.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

Each design comes with the option to make it a paper clip and that was the perfect way to attach it to the favor bag.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

Next up is the custom sentiment that I made with the Word Punch Board.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

After punching the word I backed the strip of patterned paper with some white paper to make the letters stand out a bit more.

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

I added some tropical leaf die cuts to make the ones on the party hats to complete the bags and I love how they turned out!

DIY Mermaid Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall with We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Tools

There are a lot more fun ways to make a mermaid party special, but these will get you going in the right direction for sure. Summer may look a bit different this year, but creativity and ingenuity will make a big difference in creating lasting memories. Happy summer crafting friends!


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