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

Channel your inner ~Ariel~.

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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.

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

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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."

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

@chelseasflowercrowns / Via instagram.com

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

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

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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.

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