Introduction: DIY Mermaid Fascinator

I'm a huge fan on The Little Mermaid and have seen so many gorgeous weddings themed around it. I wondered what I'd wear if I got married at an Ariel themed wedding and thus, this was created!

Step 1: Materials

To make this fascinator you'll need:

A hot glue gun
White paint
Small shells
A fork
Wax paper
Green tulle
Hair comb

You can get all these supplies at your local craft store and grocery store. This cost me <$2 to make and took about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Make and Paint Coral

I Googled "coral fan" and used my glue gun to draw the shape I wanted on wax paper.

After the glue cooled, I ran the coral under water to peel off the wax paper. Not all of it came off, but I wan't too worried about that since I was going to paint it anyways.

I dried the coral and then painted in in an off white color.

Step 3: Decorate

I created a fan like shape out of the tulle and glued the coral onto it. After that I glued the fork on top of the coral. Then I glued on small shells, plastic rhinestones, and the hair comb.

Finally, I sewed a string of pearls onto the edge of the fascinator in a scalloped pattern.

Step 4: ENJOY!

Now you can swim around the house singing "Part of your world" and proudly wearing your dinglehopper in your hair!

I used bobby pins to anchor the comb and top of the tulle to my head for stability.


myrrhmaid made it! (author)2014-10-16

What a great use for hot glue! I'll have to try it on some parchment paper and see if it peels off. Thaks for the inspiration!

Danger is my middle name made it! (author)2014-03-31

This is so cute, I love the fork! And using the glue gun to make the coral is a great idea!


Thanks! Glad you like it! Hot glue is so versatile.

omnomnivore3 made it! (author)2014-03-31

Ma'am that is not a fork, it is a beautifully crafted dinglehopper

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