It’s fun for me when family or friends ask if I can create something, especially something I haven’t done before and I get creative freedom, so I was excited to make a mermaid onesie and headband for my sister to give a friend as a gift.
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Mermaid Onesie & Headband
What you’ll need:
- Plain white onesie
- Purple foil iron on
- Green patterned iron on
- Purple felt
- Sea foam green felt
- Cricut Maker
- Weeder tool
- EasyPress 2
- EasyPress mat
- Elastic headband
- Hot glue gun
- Faux pearl
The little girl will have a mermaid themed room, so we decided to do a mermaid onesie with shells on top and a scale pattern on the bottom. I found a mermaid scale pattern online that I uploaded to my canvas in Design Space and also inserted 2 of these shell images.
I measured the onesie and adjusted my images to fit the onesie size, then I loaded my iron on, mirrored my images and cut! Weeding the mermaid scale pattern was super satisfying.
When all 3 items are weeded, pull out your Easy Press and mat, check the recommended settings for the right temperature and time and apply the iron on to the onesie.
I decided to continue the mermaid theme and make a little headband to go with it. I cut the same shell shape out of purple felt and then a circle just big enough to go behind the shell out of some scrap light blue felt I had.
Next, I got some leftover tulle (from the fabric garland) and tied 4 pieces a few times in the middle. I glued the tulle to the middle of the blue felt circle, and trimmed the excess tulle. Then I glued the shell on top of the tulle and a faux pearl on top of the shell. Finally I glued the piece to an elastic headband to complete the look!
Not bad for an afternoon of crafting! This is exactly why I love crafting – figuring out how I want to do something, then making it happen. The patterned iron on was a perfect scale-like pattern and I loved using the purple foil iron on for the shells.
Hope the lil mermaid loves her outfit!