Friday, May 31, 2013

Mickey Balloon Wreath

Still continuing on my Disney theme this week, I made this Mickey inspired balloon wreath for our front door.  I plan to put it out the week before we leave!

12 inch wreath (or whatever size you want)
100 balloons (25 red, 25 yellow, 25 white, 25 black, you will need more for a larger wreath)
straw wreath
ribbon for bow
floral pins

This project is really simple, you just start pinning the balloons to the wreath using the floral pins. You can actually use any color balloons depending on your theme.

When I got almost around, I left a section without balloons for the ribbon, below is what it looked like before tying the bow on.

I wrapped the ribbon around a few times and then made a simple bow.  I used floral wire to tie the bow to the wreath.

And here is the finished wreath!

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Minnie Mouse Pin

Today's craft is a Minnie Mouse pin.  This could also easily be attached to a hair clip or headband to make a cute head piece!

black material
red material
stiff red or black felt

To make this, I used the same method I did when making the Rosette Necklace.  Start by ripping the black material into strips.  Then tie a knot it the end of a strip and start twisting and wrapping around it, hot gluing every so often.

Repeat the same method, only making smaller circles for the ears.

For Minnie's bow, I simply ironed a strip of the red material into a ribbon, folded it and tie it in the middle.

After the bow is made, trace the Minnie Mouse head onto the stiff felt and cut out.

Glue the head to the felt, glue the bow on and the pin on the back.

That's it!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Minnie Mouse Clippie

Our family has a trip to Disney planned this Summer, so I have been working on several Disney crafts in anticipation of the trip.  This week, I will be posting several of these crafts.

I made the girls these 'Minnie Mouse' dresses using the simple tank dress I have made a couple times on the blog (here and here).

First craft is a Minnie Mouse hair clip.  I made smaller versions of these for the girls last time we went to Disney, but since they have grown, I decided to make some larger ones.

black grosgrain ribbon
red grosgrain ribbon
hair clips
hot glue

Cut the black ribbon as so...
Minnie's head:
1 piece 3 and 3/4 inches
1 piece 3 inches
1 piece 2 and 1/4 inches
Minnie's ears:
2 pieces 2 inches

First, I covered my clip.  You can use an alligator type clip or the type of clip I am using here, either works fine.

Next, glue all your black ribbon pieces cut for the head into circles.  You should end up with 3 circles for each hair clip (I was making two for this project).  I like to glue the ribbon together, hold for a second and then squeeze the ribbon ends together with pliers, this really seals them together.

After that, just glue the 3 circles together, one inside the other. Glue at the seam of each circle.

Make circles out of the two pieces of ribbon cut for the ears in the same method.  Then just glue to the head.

After that, just glue the Minnie heads to your clip.  You should glue where the ears connect to the head.

I made this cardboard contraption a while back to make small hair bows.  Simply wrap the ribbon around, hold in place with two alligator clips.  Tie in the center with thread and ta-da...a tiny hair bow!

 Finally, just glue the little bow on Minnie's ear!

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