Use this gorgeous scaled tabletop to set the scene for a mermaid party

Dress Up a Mermaid Party With This Adorable Scaled Tabletop

August 31st, 2017 • Contributor: Lilly Jiminez from The Creative Heart Studio

Hey, everyone! Lilly, from The Creative Heart Studio here to share a super fun project for a mermaid soiree!
Today, I’m going to show you how I made this scaled tabletop for a mermaid party I recently styled. It was a little time consuming to lay out onto the table, BUT SOOOOO WORTH it!

Tools + Materials You’ll Need to Get Started:

1: Calculate Amount Needed

Measure your surface to determine how many rolls of vinyl and how many times you will need to cut the project.

2: Choose Scale Image

Find the scale image you want to use in Design Space

Open a new project in Design Space and click the IMAGES button to search for scales. Click on the search box and type in SCALES. Results will show up and I used the fourth option.

Choose which scale image to use

3: Adjust the Size

Make your scale image bigger

Once you have clicked on the image, it will show up in your canvas. Change the width to 11” so that you can go as large as possible.

4: Cut Out Your Vinyl

Send the project over to be cut

Click the MAKE IT button and add 2 into the Project Copies section. Hit APPLY and 2 scale pattern sets will appear.

Use the vinyl setting on the dial

Make sure you turn the dial to vinyl so the pressure won’t cut through the material.

5: Weed and Prepare for Transfer

Remove excess vinyl and apply transfer tape

Once you’ve cut your project and weeded out the unneeded vinyl, lay your transfer tape over the scales and peel the back off. You will need to cut each section alone in order to line it up as you go. Make SURE to leave the scales on and only remove the outlines, borders and left over vinyl.

6: Place the Scales

Put the scales on your table

Now you’re ready to place it on the surface you’ve chosen. Placing each section on the surface, you will line the next one up based on the position of the scales in the section before.

Closeup of mermaid scale tabletop

Cute mermaid party display

What other projects would you use with the Holographic Vinyl?? Let us know in a comment below!

2 thoughts on “Dress Up a Mermaid Party With This Adorable Scaled Tabletop

  1. Love this!!! It’s amazing how changing the style of a medium can make such an amazing difference. I plan on doing this in my twins playroom, to their book shelves.

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