DIY-Dollar store ornaments: Mickey Mouse!
How’s everyone doing this fine December day? Are you all excited for Christmas?! Continuing on with my ornament making series I give you dollar store ornaments: Mickey Mouse!! Now if you’ve read this post it follows the same basic structure with slight differences. I like these ones better than the DIY-EASIEST Mickey Mouse ornaments and those ones are sparkly!
DIY-Dollar store ornaments: Mickey Mouse
Supplies needed for each ornament:
- Large red matte ornament (Dollar store)
- Two smaller matte ornaments (Dollar store)
- Matte Mod Podge (Dollar store)
- Paint tray (Dollar store)
- Masking tape
- Sponge brush
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Black paint
- Two white buttons
Pop the ornament tops off the ornaments. Just wiggle them around until they come off. 🙂
Put a stripe of masking tape around the middle of the red ornament. Wrap it around twice, this will give you ornament a cleaner paint line.
Paint the top half of the masking taped ornament black and the two smaller ornaments black. I found the best way to do this is with the sponge brush and a stippling motion while holding on to the little knob things at the top of the ornament. It took about three coats to completely cover the ornament. Allow the ornaments to dry, I propped them up on a little cup and spools of thread.
Once dry, coat the entire ornaments with a layer of Mod Podge. This makes a sealant and gives the entire ornament a matte finish. Do this on the two smaller ornaments as well. Don’t worry, Mod Podge dries clear.
Once the Mod Podge is dry, cut off the little knobs on the two smaller ornaments. The best way to do this is to just use scissors.
Place a dot of hot glue on top and slightly to the side on the larger ornament to attach the smaller ornament with. Make the dot large enough to completely cover the hole on the smaller ornament. Do this on both sides, this will create the ears on the Mickey, Minnie ornament.
Place a dot of hot glue on the red portion of the ornament to attach a button to the ornament. Do this twice, this creates the buttons on Mickey’s pants. Once the hot glue has cooled clean up any straggler pieces of hot glue.
Place the top back on the ornament and tie a loop of string to the ornament to hang it on the tree.
If you want to make a Minnie Mouse ornament instead simply paint white dots all over the red portion of the ornament. Hot glue a red bow between the two ears. Once the paint has dried put the top back on the ornament and tie a loop of string to the ornament to hang it on the tree. Voila! Now you can have a Minnie Mouse ornament to go with your Mickey ornament!
What do you think? I like how simple these are to make, and super inexpensive too!! This way you can add a little Disney magic to your tree for a fraction of the cost!
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