How to Turn Your Princess Into A Mermaid

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen12 Comments

My middle daughter Rebekah has been begging for a mermaid tail for quite a long time. The only problem is that they aren’t cheap and I am not really the best seamstress. So I came up with a plan for how to make a super simple and cute mermaid tail. You are really going to be blown away by how easy it is and I promise your little mermaid-princess is going to love it!

Here’s how to turn your princess into a mermaid!

First I picked out an inexpensive towel that had a cute pattern. I picked this one up for about 3 bucks! Next I added sticky back VELCRO to the two ends of the top portion of the towel so that it would fit securely and easily around my princess’s waist. I hot glued the VELCRO as well to make sure it would stick. You can also do a quick and easy stitch to tack down the VELCRO tabs. 


To create the mermaid tail divide the bottom of the towel into two equal potions and wrap two pony tail holders around each section.

VOILA! Now you have a Mermaid princess!


If you have a princess and would like to see more royal craft ideas and find some great printables to inspire your little royal, then make sure to check out the website for my book The Practically Perfect Princess!

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  1. I just picked up a very similar towel this week at walmart! I bet my daughter would be thrilled if I did this with her :)

  2. Very clever indeed. You are so brilliant.

    Your princess/mermaid is adorable too.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

  3. Oh yes, as long as it involves no cutting, only a hot glue gun and takes about 30 minutes to do I can DIY with the best of them :)

  4. Okay, this is totally a craft I could do! When Kiernan's older, she'll definitely get a mermaid tail if this is all it takes :)

  5. When I went online looking and saw some of the mermaid tails others had made, it was a little intimidating. Then I thought this one up and luckily it was a win craft project unlike some of my other attempts at crafting.

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