Create a whimsical and coastal Christmas tree with this DIY mermaid ornament. Mermaids are magical and just so fun for kids (and grownups)!
I’ve finally fully embraced my daughters’ love of mermaids. I was holding back a little bit, but now I get excited about sewing mermaid inspired items.
I really love how this DIY mermaid ornament turned out, how quick it is to make, and that my daughters are so excited to hang it on a tree!
I used images from Cricut Access that you can also use. I decided to skip a lot of the mermaid details and to just add scales all over the skirt.
To stick with the Christmas theme I did a mint green felt tail and red foil iron-on vinyl. The red foil is hard to photograph, but I love how it catches the light when hanging on a Christmas tree.
Do you love to sew? Try one of these fun sewing projects:
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- Sewing themed felt ornament patterns
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DIY Mermaid Ornament
- Mint green felt*
- Red foil iron-on vinyl*
- Cricut Maker*
- Easypress 2
- Cricut Access* and Mermaid Tail Cut File
- Cricut tools* and mats*
- Twine, yarn, or string
- Sewing machine
- Sewing tools
Use the Cricut Maker to cut out the felt. Make sure you have two pieces of felt per one piece of iron-on vinyl. I cut four because I made two ornaments.
Cut out the iron-on vinyl. Cut the excess of the sides and weed the unwanted part of the design.
Cut a piece of twine 6 inches to 8 inches long. I love baker’s twince because of the stripes.
Make a loop and tie the two cut edges in a knot.
Place the knot at the top of the ornament design in between two layers of felt. Match up the two layers of felt and clip in place.
Sew a straight stitch around the edge of the felt about 1/8 inch from the edge. Make sure you sew over the twine with the knot down inside to secure it.
Place the iron-on vinyl on the felt ornament. Use an Easypress 2 to apply the iron-on vinyl. Make sure you check the heat and time setting for foil and felt.
Peel the plastic backing off, and you’ve finished your mermaid ornament!
If you make a DIY mermaid ornament using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!