Abigail is turning 6 this week, and she requested a mermaid party. So, I got busy making some DIY mermaid birthday invitations. I decided to have her mermaid party revolve around different shades of blues, turquoises, teals and greens. A variety of papers are going to drive part of the decorating for the party. So, I used the left over glitter paper to design the front of the mermaid invitations. I will show you how it is done.
Here is a sample of all the papers I’m using for her party. Fun glitter paper was on sale. Yay!
I then drew out a mermaid tail. I folded it in half down the center to make sure I had a symmetrical mermaid tail. I then cut it out to make it my template.
I traced the mermaid tail on the back of the glitter paper and used an Exacto knife to cut it out. Although I was using the paper with the mermaid tail cut out of the center, I kept the actual tails because I might want to do a craft with them at the party.
Here I have pictured the three pieces of paper that will make up the invitation. There’s the bottom card that I printed out the invitation on the back. I then had the mermaid cut out paper. The last piece of paper was just big enough to fit in the hole of the really glittery paper.
I taped the more mild glitter paper to the back of the really glittery paper to so that it showed through.
I made a printable for you of these blue fish scales. I cut them out to put at the top of my printed side of the invitation.
Kenzie helped me use glue dots to stick all the elements of the invitation together. The glue dots worked well, but double stick paper may have been better.
Abby wrote her friends names on all of the invitations. This is the first birthday party where we have new school friends. I am excited to get a new group of people here to get to know better. Abby is really excited about the birthday party. It is going to be a busy week for me. I just baked the cakes today to stick in the freezer. I should have some decorating supplies arriving in the next couple of days. I need to figure out a menu, and you should see my house right now. I’m bracing myself for the ride.