- Plastic sword - $1
- Disney princess chain bracelet with Ariel - $1
- 2 pack of mermaids - $1
- 2 cans of Valspar touch up paint in pink pearl/gold - 2@$1.99
- 3 sheets of self adhesive glitter foam - 3@$1.49
- 1 shell wooden thingy - 29¢
- 1 crab wooden thingy - 29¢
Step One – Cut a hole in the box
I scanned the crab into Photoshop at 200%, selected the crab image, deleted the background, put a 5px stroke around the crab image and printed it out to use as a template. Cut TWO from the RED glitter foam and set aside. Repeat the process for the shell. The size of your finished shell will depend largely on the size of your sword. In this case, size DOES matter.
Step Two – There’s so much we can do
Take the sword outside and spray the HILT only, the little mermaids and the chain from the bracelet only GOLD. Let them dry WELL. While they are drying, take the wooden shell and cut out TWO from the BLUE glitter foam. Set aside the shell template for later. You’ll use that again on the costume. Cut two larger shells from the template you made in the computer. Set aside. Once the sword is dry, spray the BLADE only with the pink pearl paint. I lucked out that my sword came apart by unscrewing 3 screws on the back side.
Step Three – It’s just you and me
Attach the crab and small shells to the blade and chain respectively. Match up the edges and use the self-adhesive of the foam to adhere it. I made a tiny hole using the pointy end of my trust Cinderella mechanical pencil and then made a slit to allow the chain through. Once the chain was inserted, I used a teeny dab of superglue to hold it together.
Step four – I can give you more
MUCH, much more! Check back next Tuesday for the boots! Meanwhile, check out the finished product!