Updated on October 26, 2022
Mermaid Popcorn Box. Turn a popcorn box into a mermaid-inspired creation. The perfect snack for a mermaid themed party! Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017
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.
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How to Make a Mermaid Popcorn Box
- Popcorn Box
- Purple Paint
- Purple Glitter Paint
- Paint Brush
- Cricut Machine
- Teal Glitter Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
I started by painting my popcorn box with light purple paint.
It took two light coats of paint. I allowed the box to dry in between coats before adding additional paint. Then, I added a thin layer of purple glitter paint over the top and let it dry.
Mermaid Scales Cricut Design Space FIle
I created a file in Cricut Design Space to be able to cut out mermaid scales from glitter vinyl.
Cricut Design Space File: Mermaid Scales
Cut out the glitter vinyl with a Cricut Explore Air 2.
I wanted to be able to save both parts of the design, so I tried something new that I was not sure would work. Around the outer border of the design, I started by weeding out the extra vinyl. Then, I added the strong grip transfer tape over the whole design. I used my scraper tool to smooth it down really well.
Note: You need strong grip transfer tape to make this work with the glitter vinyl. Most Cricut glitter vinyl comes with the strong grip tape, included.
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.
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.
This method worked really well for me to be able to save both the negative and positive space of my vinyl design.
Lastly, I applied the transfer tape with the scale outline to my popcorn box and trimmed and secured it as I went.
This mermaid popcorn box turned out really cute! I added some pretty purple pearl candies to my popcorn to make it extra special.
This popcorn box would be so fun for an Under the Sea party or a Little Mermaid movie night.
You can see all the other awesome projects that were created for the Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017:
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