Avast ye dirty scoundrels. Step away from me love or ye’ll taste the edge of me cutlass.
As far as props for my DIY Halloween pirate ship front porch, the mermaid skeleton took center stage.
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As part of the Oriental Trading skeleton squad, I was given the skeleton mermaid and encouraged to do anything I wanted with her.
This is what she looked like when I got her:
She definitely had that spooky gray look but I wanted to give her a mermaid makeover and bring out her true mermaid beauty.
She needed color, a little pizzaz! A bit of mermaid make-up and style.
So I bought 3 cans of spray paint an heirloom white, a purple glitter, and a turquoise glitter.
After spraying the whole mermaid skeleton with the heirloom white I went to town with the glitter paints. I decided to make the tail mostly purple and her ribs turquoise. I also painted her eyes green so they’d sparkle.
I did spray some turquoise on the end of the tail to emphasize the pretty ripples.
And of course, all mermaids need a little bling, so I raided my girls’ jewelry stash and outfitted my mermaid with a few necklaces, rings and bracelets.
For her hair, I used some fiberoptic light up hair strands and secured them with a bandana.
I wanted her to sparkle in the night.
I’m sure there are lots more options that you can think of for a mermaid skeleton makeover. Wigs, shells, coconut bra, and leis would all work great.
I couldn’t help but take a selfie with her.
I had a ton of fun giving my skeleton mermaid her makeover. Go check out the DIY on the whole Halloween haunted pirate ship I created on my front porch. It’s kind of awesome.