Channel Your Inner Mermaid With This DIY Mermaid Swimsuit
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Channel Your Inner Mermaid With This DIY Mermaid Swimsuit

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to be a mermaid. In my pool growing up, I would flip my legs like a mermaid tail as I swam. Though I’m not a kid anymore and am trying my best at adulting, I still aspire to be a mermie in my daily life. Thankfully, Brit + Co provides many ways to add a touch of mermaid to the everyday with things like this DIY mermaid tail blanketmermie makeup and this fin-tastic mermie mani. My mermaid obsession nearly exploded when I found out about the swimwear line dedicated to mermaids! Though beautiful, the pieces are a taaad pricey ($75 just for a bikini top), so today we’re showing you how to DIY your own mermaid bikini for under $50! Since this bathing suit involves gluing sequin scales on it, I wouldn’t recommend doing intense intervals in the pool with this on. However, this bikini is PERFECT for playful splish-splashing!

Materials:

— white swimsuit (we got this one from Target)

— fabric spray paint in two colors

— fabric paint

— little paintbrush

— pearl beads

— needle and thread

— sequins

— fabric glue

Instructions:

1. Spray your bathing suit with fabric spray paint. Spray half of the bikini top and bottom one color and the other half the second color to create an ombre effect. The fabric spray paint makes it easy to pull this off.

2. When the paint is dry, paint scales on your suit. We just did some scales here and there, but feel free to paint scales all over if you so desire!

3. Use fabric glue to glue sequins onto the suit.

4. Sew two or three pearls on the bikini bottom ties. If your suit doesn’t have any ties, sew pearls along the bust line or just scattered around the front! The world is your oyster (pun intended)!

Spray your bathing suit with fabric spray paint. Spray half of the bikini top and bottom one color and the other half the second color to create an ombre effect. The fabric spray paint makes it easy to pull this off. If your bikini bottom has ties on the hips, untie them before you spray so you can cover both the back and the front with paint at the same time. Otherwise, wait until one side is dry before you flip it over to spray the back.

When the spray paint is dry, paint scales on your suit. We just did some scales here and there, but feel free to paint scales all over if you so desire!

Use fabric glue to glue sequins on the suit.

Sew two or three pearls on the bikini bottom ties. If your suit doesn’t have any ties, sew pearls along the bust line or scattered around the front! The world is your oyster (pun intended)!

All done!

Bikini close-up!

Life is the bubbles under the sea!

Splish splash, I was takin’ a bath!

What other mermaid DIYs have you tried? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo. Need even more summer inspiration? Head to Pinterest STAT.

DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee

Photography: Brittany Griffin

Modeling: Kelly Bryden