DIY Mermaid Ornament

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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!

diy mermaid ornament

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.

two mermaid ornaments

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DIY Mermaid Ornament


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 felt mermaid tails

Cut out the iron-on vinyl. Cut the excess of the sides and weed the unwanted part of the design.

cut out iron-on vinyl

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.

cut twine

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.

sew layers together

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!

easypress iron-on vinyl

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!

mermaid ornament diy
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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