When I first opened my Decocrated Summer 2022 box, I immediately fell in love with the faux plant. This piece stood out to me the most due to its flexibility. It can be added to any room and is an asset to any decorated space. I especially liked the white ceramic vase– it is the perfect canvas for a DIY project when you’re feeling crafty!

In this DIY project, I put my hot glue gun to use and decorated the ceramic vase to match my nieces’ mermaid-inspired summer bedroom. With a few gems and a ribbon, the faux plant became a cute addition to the decor while adding a freshness to the space. 

Hot glue gun, mermaid DIY, beads, gems, pink and blue gems

First, I used the hot glue gun to attach different colored gems in the form of a mermaid tail. I chose to create a border with different colors, and then fill the tail in with some sparkling beads.

Hot glue gun, glue gems down, gems being glued down

Next, I carefully glued hot glue dots to the ceramic vase. I had never tried gluing dots before without attaching a bead or decoration, but it turned out to be a fun addition!

Placing gems on ceramic pot, gems on hot glue gun

Finally, I tied an aqua-colored bow around the ceramic vase and used the hot glue gun to secure it. 

Tie bow around the pot, bows on the pot

And that’s it! The faux plant turned out to be such a cute addition to the girls’ room and blended really well with the summer mermaid theme.

Tulle bow, teal tulle bow, mermaid themed room, kids bedroom, teal room

I hope this DIY project inspires you to think outside the box with some of the Decocrated Summer 2022 items, and to get a bit crafty this season!

About the Author

Danielle Pierce is a first-grade teacher, adjunct writing professor, and copywriter. She began as an intern for Decocrated during summer 2021. Danielle is an avid equestrian, and when she is not prepping for her classes or writing blogs for Decocrated, you can probably find her at the barn.