Mermaid themed cupcake tower
Make a mermaid themed cupcake tower to coordinate with your mermaid party decorations using Olyfun and a few other pieces. My daughters 5th birthday party was mermaid themed and the invitations were my inspiration for the mermaid themed cupcake tower. I used Oly-fun to cut into scallops to imitate the scales on a mermaid tail. The invitations shown here are very whimsical and creative and I tried to imitate that feel with the tower. I was so proud of myself for actually being able to keep it random. It was all I could do to keep myself from making a color pattern for the scales. I found the lids to stacking boxes were cheaper when purchased as a set. This is my little mermaid hamming it up for the camera.
If you would like to make the starfish headband click here.
Supplies for a mermaid themed cupcake tower:
- Oly-Fun fabric in Grape, Slate, Snow white, blue, Sea Grene, Kiwi
- papier-mache stacking box lids or treys
- Americana Acrylic Paint
- paint brush or sponge brush
- Jute cording
- Cool Tool low -temp glue gun and glue sticks.
- 3 metal buckets or terra cotta pots
Instructions for a mermaid themed cupcake tower:
- Paint the rims of the lids of the stacking boxes. I use the 3 largest. Allow the lids to dry.
- Cut a 150 to 200 scallops. Mix the colors up randomly.
- Use the low-temp glue gun to adhere the scallops around the edges of the lids. Add as many layers as you would like around each layer. I added more layers at the bottom than the top
- Hot glue jute cording around the rim of the lids to cover the raw edges of the scallops.
- Add a generous amount of melted glue around the rim of the metal buckets and press them onto the under side of the rims. Make sure you center them before they dry.