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Mermaid Crowns Are The New Flower Crowns And I'm Not Mad At It

Channel your inner ~Ariel~.

If you've gone to a festival, visited a Free People store, or been on the internet in the past 5 years, you are aware of the flower crown.

Some people love them. Some people hate them.
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Some people love them. Some people hate them.

But there's a new trend in town: MERMAID CROWNS.

Mermaid crowns use shells, sparkles, charms, and other hints of whimsy for some serious Ariel ~vibes~. Chelsea Shiels — a Melbourne-based crafter and owner of the Etsy shop Chelsea's Flower Crowns — has garnered over 80,000 followers on Instagram from posting her beautiful creations. "For my shells, I only use suppliers who are collecting from various polluted beaches — the shells are polished and given a new life instead of being crushed and used in concrete," Shiels told BuzzFeed. "My main supplier from Australia actually donates 30% of their profits to preserving the great barrier reef."
@chelseasflowercrowns / Via instagram.com

Mermaid crowns use shells, sparkles, charms, and other hints of whimsy for some serious Ariel ~vibes~. Chelsea Shiels — a Melbourne-based crafter and owner of the Etsy shop Chelsea's Flower Crowns — has garnered over 80,000 followers on Instagram from posting her beautiful creations. "For my shells, I only use suppliers who are collecting from various polluted beaches — the shells are polished and given a new life instead of being crushed and used in concrete," Shiels told BuzzFeed. "My main supplier from Australia actually donates 30% of their profits to preserving the great barrier reef."

But Shiels isn't the only human who seems to be swept up by the sea circlets.

There are more than 4,000 posts logged under #mermaidcrown on Instagram showing people making and rocking these magical headpieces.
@chelseasflowercrowns / Via instagram.com

There are more than 4,000 posts logged under #mermaidcrown on Instagram showing people making and rocking these magical headpieces.

Some mermaid crowns are fit for Ariel's wedding to Prince Eric...

This creation from Fairy God-Mafia is so regal.
@clearly_golden / Via instagram.com

This creation from Fairy God-Mafia is so regal.

While others have more of an ~Ursula~ vibe.

Evil, but also serving you crown for days.
@parishilton / Via instagram.com

Evil, but also serving you crown for days.

There are crowns that incorporate colors...

You can crown with all the colors of the wind.
@mayamorastore / Via instagram.com

You can crown with all the colors of the wind.

And there are some that go all-white.

So delicate.
@clairyayin / Via instagram.com

So delicate.

And while some crowns feel a bit Bowser-inspired...

Yassssss, Queen Koopa.
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Yassssss, Queen Koopa.

Still others are totally on-point for Princess Peach.

The power of the Stars is restored to the castle...and it's all thanks to you!
@pineapplestateofmind / Via instagram.com

The power of the Stars is restored to the castle...and it's all thanks to you!

You can go for a more polished, gilded look...

All that glitters is a gold mermaid crown.
@porcelainmonster / Via instagram.com

All that glitters is a gold mermaid crown.

Or opt to go *au naturel*.

It's not your fault you got plucked from the sea.
@angelinaisola / Via instagram.com

It's not your fault you got plucked from the sea.

To get your hands on your own, you can buy or DIY one.

To make your own, you need a plastic crown or headband (you can get them from the dollar store), silver metallic pipe cleaners, assorted seashells, E-6000 glue, and a hot glue gun. Follow this video tutorial to get the deets.
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To make your own, you need a plastic crown or headband (you can get them from the dollar store), silver metallic pipe cleaners, assorted seashells, E-6000 glue, and a hot glue gun. Follow this video tutorial to get the deets.

Wear it to your badass mermaid wedding, for Halloween, on a Tinder date, or just the next time you want to spice things up at the grocery store.

If you like it then you better put a mermaid crown on it.
Courtney-Paige Waithe / Via etsy.com

If you like it then you better put a mermaid crown on it.

*Boy, bye.*

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