If you have a tween or honestly, a daughter of any age, then you’ve probably seen the reversible sequins (aka mermaid pillow) craze. From pillows to backpacks, shirts to notebooks, it seems to be everywhere! The craze is real. The newest addition, and my daughter’s favorite, a mermaid sequin inspired bracelet. We set out to find a way to combine two of her favorite things, DIY and this new bracelet. 😉 We have created an easy tutorial on how to make a DIY mermaid sequin bracelet.
DIY Mermaid Sequin Bracelet Supplies:
Reversible Sequins Fabric – $5.25 for 1/4 yard at Joann Fabrics. This amount would actually make quite a few bracelets.
3/4 Inch Velcro – $7.99 from Joann Fabrics. You could actually save a little $ and not get the sticky back since we hot glued it on anyways.
2 Inch Soft Waistband Elastic – $6.99 from Joann Fabrics. Again, this will make a few bracelets. Think, party favors for a mermaid birthday bash!
Scissors, hot glue gun, and a piece of chalk (optional)
Wrap the elastic around the wrist of it’s new owner for measurements. Add about 3/4 inch extra to allow for the velcro closure.
Cut the elastic to size.
Cut the soft side of velcro to be the same width of the elastic. Using a hot glue gun, secure the soft side of velcro to the bottom edge of the elastic. Flip the elastic over and secure the same length rough side of velcro to the opposite end. Now, if you wrap the elastic around your wrist it should overlap and close.
On the back of the mermaid fabric lay the piece of elastic. Measure out about 3/4 inch extra on each side of the elastic. We used a piece of chalk to make it a bit easier to see while cutting. Once your strip of fabric is cut, trim each of the four corners off (this will help later when we fold all the sides in to create a “hem”)
Smooth all of the sequins so that it is laying in the same direction.
Using the hot glue gun, gently fold over the edges of the fabric and secure them to create something similar to a “hem”.
Lay the piece of elastic on top of the fabric being carful to line up the edge with the soft velcro to the edge of the sequins. Secure that section in place with the hot glue gun. Continue to the secure the rest of the elastic with glue making sure it stays centered on the back of the fabric.
When you get to the end of the elastic with the rough velcro, trim any extra fabric off so the velcro sticks out from the end.
Secure the end of the fabric to the elastic just below the rough velcro.
The end result should look like this!
The rough side of the velcro sticks out one side and the soft side of velcro is underneath the fabric on the opposite end.
It’s that simple! Enjoy the mermaid magic!