For the past several years I have participated in the annual Halloween Popcorn Box Party hosted by Laura Kelly. Some of your favorite bloggers come together to get creative and decorate a popcorn box for Halloween. Check out my previous year’s designs: washi tape pumpkin, candy corn, and monster eye popcorn boxes. These special boxes are perfect for a Halloween party or movie night at home.

Mermaid Popcorn Box Party - Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017

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I started by painting my popcorn box with light purple paint.

Paint popcorn box with acrylic craft paint

I did two light coats of purple paint. I allowed the box to dry before adding additional paint. Then, I added a thin layer of purple glitter paint over the top and let it dry.

Painting popcorn box

I created a file in Cricut Design Space to be able to cut out mermaid scales from glitter vinyl.

Cricut Mermaid Scales

Cricut Design Space: Mermaid Scales

I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out the glitter vinyl.

Use Cricut to cut out mermaid scales

I wanted to be able to save both parts of the design, so I tried something that I was not sure would work. I started by weeding out the extra vinyl around the outer border of the design. Then, I added the strong grip transfer tape over the whole design. I used my scraper tool to really smooth it down.

Apply strong grip transfer tape to glitter vinyl

Note: You really need the strong grip transfer tape to make this work with the glitter vinyl.

I flipped the design over and started to carefully peel up the design, leaving the scales on the backing paper and lifting the outline of the scales on the transfer tape. I went really slowly for this step.

Carefully peel backing away from transfer tape

Most of the scales stayed on the backing paper. I was able to carefully move the remaining scales onto the paper backing with my weeding tool.

Weed any excess pieces of vinyl from design

I applied the transfer tape with the scale outline to my popcorn box and trimmed and secured it as I went.Apply glitter vinyl to painted popcorn box

I think the box turned out really cute!

Mermaid Popcorn Box - Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017

Mermaid popcorn box for party

This popcorn box would be so fun for an Under the Sea party or a Little Mermaid movie night.

Blue and Purple Mermaid Popcorn Box

You can see all the other awesome projects that were created for the Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017:


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4 Comments on Mermaid Popcorn Box

  1. Your popcorn box is so cute! I love seeing how you made it. Thank you! I’ll definitely be trying a few of those with my children.

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