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Mermaid themed felt name banner.

Mermaid themed felt name banner.

Our dear friends' daughter's 3rd birthday was coming up and I wanted to gift something special. Since her name is "Arielle" adapted from "The Little Mermaid", I decided I'd do a name banner customized with a super cute mermaid theme. When I lucked out finding a pretty mint shade of felt I got straight to work!

The letters of the name are approximately 12cm tall, made of quality felt, stuffed with hypoallergenic polyfill. Usually I like to use a simple block font for the letters so that the accents I put on the letters can stand out. This time however, I was feeling adventurous (haha!) and seeing how the mermaid theme is fun, I used a more playful font. 

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Once the letters were completed, it was time for the really fun stuff! First, I made the cutest, tiny mermaid. I love details so making this little character was a lot of fun; purple and turquoise long hair, lashes on the eyes, a sweet, thin smile, pink beads on the tail, and a pretty star hair clip... isn't she darling?

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The little mermaid was in need of some friends, so I also made a fish, a crab, and a seahorse.

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I then attached the little guys to the letters and added some purple coral and green algae as accents. Couldn't help but throw in some tiny yellow stars too.

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The remaining letters were looking naked so I repeated the coral/algae accents and added a gray starfish. 

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Finally, I strung all the letters onto a colourful string and done! The letters slide on the string so the banner can be compressed or expanded.

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It's the perfect way to personalize any kid's space. 

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Decorative trays.

Decorative trays.

Honeycomb shelving unit.

Honeycomb shelving unit.