Anyone out there crazy about everything mermaids?! I’ve got something exciting to share: Today I’ve got some mermaid-themed bathroom decor ideas — learn how to make this easy and adorable “I Believe in Mermaids” soap dispenser.
I’ve joined the Fresh Cuts SVG Bundles group and
this month we’ve got Mermaids SVG cut files that you’re going to love. There is a universal mermaid tail stencil, several hand-lettered designs and even a mermaid scale alphabet! The Fresh Cuts mermaid bundle is no longer available, but you can still get all my Mermaid Files in the Supermom Co-Op, and all the links to the Fresh Cuts bundle in this post will take you to our newest Fresh Cuts SVG bundle.
I’m so excited to be a part of the Fresh Cuts SVG bundle group! There are 10 designers in all, and we have teamed up to bring you fun SVG file bundles. You get 10+ amazing designs one low price available for a limited time. There will be a new bundle available every six weeks focused on a new theme.
What are SVG files?
If you’re not familiar, SVG files are Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) which you means you can resize them from tiny to gigantic without sacrificing any image quality. You can use SVG files for a wide range of projects most common are for digital scrapbooking, and they are the best file format for designs you’ll cut with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines.
This Fresh Cut bundle’s theme is MERMAIDS SVG files! My contributions to the Fresh Cuts bundle are a hand-lettered “I Believe in Mermaids” design plus totally versatile Mermaid Tail stencils that you can use for a lot of different projects. UPDATE: Even though the bundle has expired you can still get my Mermaid Files in the Supermom Co-Op.
SVG files are graphics that are totally scaleable so you can use them for a wide range of projects.
How to Use These Mermaids SVG Files?
I cut the “I Believe in Mermaids” hand-lettered design from this Mermaids Fresh Cut Bundle out of white vinyl to create a cute soap dispenser for my girls’ bathroom. In the bundle I gave you an SVG file of this hand-lettered phrase on one line and also stacked. The stacked one fit better on this cute oil can soap pump I found at Target.
TO MAKE: You’ll need a cutting machine, my preference is the Cricut Maker. Upload the I believe in Mermaids SVG File to Cricut Design Space, then add it to a new Project. Resize the hand-lettered design to fit the soap dispenser or whatever you want to apply it to. After resizing the design, hit the green “Make It” button to send the project to the Cricut to cut. Place your vinyl on a Standard Grip Mat then load into your Cricut cutting machine once you’re prompted. The Cricut interface will guide you through the whole cutting process — it’s super easy.
Once you have your cut completed, weed out the excess vinyl (I like to use this Cricut tool which my kid’s think looks like a dentist’s scaler LOL!). Apply tape over the top of your vinyl design to help you move it into place all together. They make transfer tape specifically for this purpose, but I think Scotch Wall-Safe Tape works super well for this job since it’s sticky, but not too sticky. (It’s like a Post-It® in tape form.) Once you’ve positioned the vinyl letters where you want them, firmly rub over the design to secure it to the new surface, then remove the tape.
Soon I’ll be sharing a tutorial for how to use the stencils to do your own Mermaid Manicure with the mermaids scales stencil from the Mermaids SVG cut files in this Fresh Cuts Bundle!