Mermaid Locker Chandelier DIY Tutorial

Swing into the school year with this whimsical mermaid-scale chandelier that even lights up!

You will need:

  • Low Temp Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Scissors
  • Magnets
  • Flameless LED Tea Light
  • Jute Cord
  • Craft paper
  • Florist Wire
  • Embroidery hoop (optional)
  • Shells, and other decorations


1. Simply make a 6-inch circle with florist wire and wrap it with jute cord. You can make your circle larger or smaller depending on how you would like your chandelier to look. You could also use an embroidery hoop in place of the florist wire for your circle.
2. Cut five (5) separate strands each between 6-8 inches. You can change these lengths if desired. Varying the lengths will give your chandelier more interest.
3. Tie the five (5) strands onto the loop that you made in step one. This will make the bottom level of your chandelier.
4. Use your hot glue gun to attach jute cord or other decorations around and to the edge of the LED tea light.
5. Cut three pieces of 8-inch florist wire. Attach these pieces to the circle you made in step one and then onto the LED tea light.
6. Once you have the structure of your chandelier complete, decorate the hanging strands. This can be done with craft paper, shells, pearls etc. Keep in mind, the heavier your chandelier becomes, the stronger magnet you will need.
7. Attach a strong magnet or Velcro tab to the top of the magnet making sure to leave the switch uncovered.
8. Hang in your locker and channel your mermaid vibes for the rest of the school year!

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  1. Oct 6, 2020 at 2:27 pm
    destiny says:

    All these cool crafts make my tail sparkle with delight!! Thank you FinFun!!

  2. Jul 29, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    Mermaid magic ๐Ÿณ says says:

    Can you put it in your room.

    1. Jul 30, 2019 at 11:51 am
      Brittany says:

      For shore!

      1. Apr 4, 2020 at 8:14 pm
        Anonymous says:

        I donโ€™t sea why knot. Itโ€™s pearlfect and it will light up your room. (Literally)

      2. Oct 6, 2020 at 2:29 pm
        destiny says:

        Haha!! I get it, you said for shore!! Like when mermaids go on the shore! (I don’t know if you were really joking sorry!!)

  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:38 pm
    aves says:

    so im FINALLY getting it right, almost done

  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    aves says:

    take 2!!!!

    its going MUCH better!!

  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    aves says:


    i cant do it why is it so HARD!!!!

    ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    aves says:

    its so hard!!!

    i messed up, but when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade!!!


  7. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    Mermaid alyssa๐Ÿฌ says:

    It’s so cute and mermazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It really gives the ocean vibes in a locker or maybe even used as room decor!!!I love it so maybe I’ll make it cause I’m getting a locker next year so it’s cute and I just really love it and I could feel the mermaid/ocean vibes
    ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฌโš“๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿณ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŒžโ›ฒ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm
      aves says:


  8. May 22, 2018 at 2:31 pm
    Luna Dream-Jewel says:

    Love it buuuut……I don’t have a locker lol

    1. Mar 25, 2020 at 9:52 pm
      Pearl says:


      1. Oct 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm
        destiny says:

        Well you can hang it in your room!! That will make it Fin-tastic!! I bet if you do that, your room would look very good!!

  9. May 17, 2018 at 3:49 pm
    mermaid11 says:


  10. May 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    mermaid Maxine says:

    awesome soooooooo cute!

  11. May 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm
    Kenna says:

    I like this it’s nice

  12. May 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm
    Kenna says:

    I like it

  13. Sep 7, 2017 at 3:08 pm
    Marianna says… says:


  14. Sep 4, 2017 at 11:32 am
    Calypso shimmering fluke says:

    Soo cute

  15. Sep 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm
    lol ocean says:

    lol so cute

  16. Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 pm
    mermaid girl says:

    i love this

  17. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm
    lilly says: