Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Here there be Mermaids

Got a silly little project for y'all if you're as obsessed with mermaids as me!

I purchased some supplies from Hobby Lobby to make a new decoration for my bathroom. My brother thought it was weird that I had a sign that said "Love is Spoken Here." Hmm, point taken.

So I got:
Sparkly scrapbooking paper in ocean colors
Tacky Glue

I already had:
Mod Podge
Mod Podge spray glue
gold glitter
hot glue gun

So I stenciled the word mermaid with mod podge and glittered it. Later I used a hot glue gun to add the word time and glittered that as well.

Then I cut all the papers into strips. I honestly wasn't sure what I wanted to do at this point!

Then I cut the strips into half. They were so super pretty and sparkly. And definitely mermaid-like. :)

Mod Podge did NOT work to glue the strips down onto the canvas. Aleene's tacky glue was much better.

I finally settled on placing them in a sort of ombre pattern like the ocean would be, with the darkest at the bottom and the white on the top.

Sparkles/Glitter don't photograph well, but it looks really pretty in my bathroom with the turquoise and gray. :) Then when I take my bubble baths it's "mermaid time!"

Without the flash you can read the glittery words better, but it doesn't do anything in the picture justice!
Just trust me - it's gorgeous in person!


  1. Ok this sign is seriously cute!!! I love how simple it is yet, makes a huge statement. Plus, the projects to be created with this idea are endless (who doesn't love a mermaid, though?) Thanks for the inspiration! If I come up with my own version, I will be sure to give you credit.


  2. Jessica,
    Thank you so much!! Glad you like it! I'm loving mermaids. I would love to see your spin on the mermaid theme. I had a heck of a time with glueing the scrapbook paper so I would love to see how you handle it! Thanks !


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