It is time for a Disney Christmas at my house! If you are new to Celebrate & Decorate, you may not know, but I live in Celebration, the Disney developed community. I live just a few short miles from Walt Disney World, so I have to include some Disney Christmas decor at my house.
Make a Mickey Mouse Ornament:
I began with this collection of shatterproof ornaments, some I have had for years, others, I picked up this year at Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. Shop where ever you can get the best price on the color or pattern of ornaments you are looking for.
First step in making your own Mickey Mouse shaped ornaments is to remove the caps from the two smaller ones. These usually pop off very easily, but a pair of pliers will also help them come right off. You don’t need to get aggressive, just gently pull them off.
Melt holes with a glue gun in where you want to attach the ears. I keep an older glue gun around to use for this purpose.
This is what an ornament should look like with the hole melted in it, ready to receive the “ears”.
Use a little bit of hot glue to secure the ear onto the head ornament. Often times the little bit of plastic where the caps were will secure the “ears” into the holes you melted into the larger ornament, but it never hurts to make them more secure with the little bit of hot glue.
Here is one ear attached to the larger ornament. I chose to make my ornaments in fun combinations of colors and patterns instead of sticking with a single color. Get creative and have fun. You can make these out of black and white ornaments and add a red bow for “Minnie” ornaments if you want!
This was an oversized ornament I made to hang from the ceiling instead of hanging on a tree. Aollection of three or four of these will make a fun display!
How to make a Minnie wreath:
Start out with three wire wreath frames and attach the “ears” securely with pipe cleaners in more than one spot. Make sure they are firm and don’t wobble. I used one 12 inch frame and two 8 inch frames.
Wrap the frame with inexpensive thin garland. Use garland that is not wired to wrap it easily. Secure with a wire or pipe cleaner. Finish wrapping and top with a red and white polka dot bow for a Minnie look!
Make several ornaments and hang them on your tree along with some Disney plush characters and fun colorful ribbons!
More Disney inspired creations:
Follow along to see how to make this elegant Disney Christmas Wreath!