Mermaid Scales DIY Backdrop Art

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Mermaid Scales DIY Backdrop Art
Mermaid Scales DIY Backdrop Art
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Create something completely magical with this easy tutorial that shows you how to turn ordinary paper into glittering mermaid scales! With this Mermaid Scales DIY Backdrop Art, you can use paper punches to create a photo backdrop that's perfect for any ocean-themed birthday party or child's room. This easy paper craft uses different shades of blue to create a gorgeous ombre effect, and is a super simple project that can be completed in a single afternoon. You can even scale down this method from wall-size to create a unique birthday card! Have fun playing with color and texture with this tutorial for how to create a paper backdrop.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaper, Other

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


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I love this idea! I really want to try this on a smaller scale as DIY birthday invitations.


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