Saturday, November 29, 2014

Disney Crafts: Mickey Head Wreath

by Lisa Green

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If you want to make one of these fun and festive wreaths for yourself, here are the deets:
What you need:  (if I had to guess, I’d say I spent about $35-$40)
  • Wreaths and/or wire garland (one big circle, two smaller ones)
  • Two big cylinders of shatter-proof round ornaments – preferably two different sizes.
  • Craft/Floral wire – I just used what I had at home…a couple different kinds, in fact.
Let’s get started:
  • One large wreath will be Mickey’s head – very little of the greenery will show, buy the cheapest one you can find and it’ll be great.   
  • You’ve got a couple of options for the ears.  If you can find small wreaths, those would probably work.  I couldn’t find any at the 50% off Christmas decoration section at my favorite craft store (yes, you’re right, I bought a lot of stuff while that sale was going on!).  So I found these inexpensive wire garlands (on sale, two for $5) and shaped them into the size I wanted for the ears.  Initially, I tried to make them too big, so be careful. 
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Here’s what they looked like once I figured out the size I liked best.

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  • Now break out the floral/craft wire and wire the ears onto the head – as usual, no need to measure, just do what looks good to you.  They’ll be a little floppy, but will stabilize once the finished product is hanging on the door – mine’s been outside for several days now, and is doing just fine.
  • If you find two different sized ornament, use mostly big ones on the head and mostly smaller ones on the ears – to me that helped with the overall look/scale/proportion of the finished product.
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  • Wire the ornaments onto Mickey.  I did then entire head before starting on the ears.  Here’s the shortcut – you can put 2-3 ornaments on one piece of wire before attaching them.  Saves time!
  • Once you’re happy with the number of ornaments you’ve attached, that’s it!  Finished!  Totally awesome, delightfully Disney-fied door decor for your own Disney home. 

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