Yes, indeed, I’ve been crafty Disney-style once again. And I have to say, I’m pretty happy with how well this wreath turned out (need a longer hanger!). Being a little (or a lot) ADD, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t have the patience for adding all the ornaments to the Mickey head I made out of some very inexpensive supplies, but I stuck with it (and managed to even find a shortcut!). My trusty sidekick, Junior cheered me on (helps me to have company during the creative process – would help me more if he had opposable thumbs).
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.
Here’s what they looked like once I figured out the size I liked best.
- 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 found 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.
- 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.