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Dive into Creativity: DIY Mermaid Tail 🧜🏿‍♀️Ice Cream Milkshake Mug Tutorial

Indulge your inner mermaid with a whimsical and enchanting DIY project – creating your very own mermaid tail ice cream milkshake mug! This delightful craft combines the magic of the ocean with the sweetness of your favorite treat, ICE CREAM!  In this step-by-step guide, Mermaid Syrena explores how to transform a plain mug into a mermaid masterpiece using acrylic paint, a glue gun, glue sticks, a mermaid tail silicone mold, and mod podge glue. Let's dive in!


Materials Needed:

Step 1: Choose Your Colors

Start by selecting a palette that captures the essence of the ocean. Think blues, greens, and purples.  But you can use whatever colors you choose or just one color.  Mix and match your acrylic paint to create a mesmerizing gradient that will make your mermaid tail pop.

Step 2: Paint the Base

Apply a base coat to the entire surface of your plain ceramic mug using the lightest color in your chosen palette. Allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Create a Gradient

Using your selected colors, create a gradient effect by layering and blending the paints on the mug. Begin with the lightest color at the bottom and gradually transition to the darkest color at the top.  Paint the 1st layer, then paint the 2nd layer at the end of the 1st layer.  Repeat each layer the same.  This will mimic the beautiful, flowing scales of a mermaid tail.

Step 4: Mold the Mermaid Tail

This is the exciting part!!!  Place the mermaid tail silicone mold on a flat surface. Heat up your glue gun and carefully fill the mold with hot glue, ensuring even coverage. Allow the glue to cool and harden before gently removing the mermaid tail from the mold.  I just love this sound of pulling away the mold.

Step 5: Paint the Mermaid Tail & let it dry

Step 6: Attach the Mermaid Tail

Position the mermaid tail on the painted mug where you want it to sit.  Using the glue gun & gorilla glue, secure the tail in place, applying glue along the edges for a sturdy hold. Allow the glue to dry completely.


Sugar Crystal Toppings (I used Epson Salt) added to the rim of the mug as the white chocolate drizzle is drying.

Step 7: Seal the Design

To protect your masterpiece and give it a glossy finish, apply a layer of mod podge glue over the entire mug. This step not only seals the paint but also adds a professional touch to your DIY creation.  It looks so shiny!


Congratulations! You've just crafted a unique and enchanting mermaid tail ice cream milkshake mug that's sure to make a splash at your next beverage indulgence, a party decor, home decoration, for an ice cream shop display or gift it to a friend who loves mermaids & ice cream milkshake.  Whether you gift it to a fellow mermaid enthusiast or keep it for yourself, this DIY project is a delightful way to express your creativity and love for all things magical. Dive into the world of DIY and let your imagination swim free!

Shello Mermaid lover, thanks for sharing in Mermaid Syrena's creative imagination to make a mermaid tail ice cream milkshake mug. Comment below what's your favorite mermaid tail colors? Share this video with your friends to find out what their favorite mermaid tail colors are, as well. And remember to subscribe for more fun adventures with Mermaid Syrena!

Next time we're adding ice cream milkshake with whipped cream & a cherry on top to the mermaid mug.

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