Sep 15, 2012

Minnie Mouse Initial Wreath

I promised you tutorials on how to make a few of the personalized items that I had included at Avery's birthday party.  I'm just not a "cookie-cutter" kind of party planner.  I'm not all for going to Wal-Mart and buying the package of coordinating plates, cups, napkins, table runners, candles, etc.  I'd rather have a handmade and from the heart kind of party.  I'm not knocking you if that's the kind of party you like to throw.  Lord knows, it's wayyyyy easier than the route I took.  But if you're like me, here's a tutorial on how to make your very own Minnie Mouse Initial Wreath.  It hung on the front door to welcome guests into the party and now is hanging proudly in Avery's room.  Ready to make one for the Minnie fan in your life?  Grab your hot glue gun and let's get started!

Materials needed:
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • 2 small Styrofoam circles
  • Black cardstock paper
  • Initial of your choice
  • Small circle sponge brush
  • Red and white acrylic paint
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
{step 1}
I started with my Styrofoam wreath and wrapped all the way around with a silk black ribbon to create the base for my wreath.
{step 2} 
After the wreath was wrapped, I took the two smaller Styrofoam circles (that had already been spray painted black) and hot glued them to the top of the wreath as Minnie's ears. 
{step 3} 
Taking the black cardstock paper (I picked glitter paper--thought it looked more "girly"), I cut out two circles that were the same size as the Styrofoam circles and hot glued them onto the front.
{step 4}
I painted my wooden letter A in cherry red to match Minnie's dress.  Of course, Minnie wouldn't be complete without her signature polka dots!  So I took a small circle sponge brush and white acrylic paint and added polka dots all over the letter.
{step 5}
I attached the letter to the wreath and made a bow out of red and white polka dotted ribbon.  It's not in the picture, but I added some leftover ribbon at the top for the wreath to hang from. 

And voila!  Avery now has her own personalized Minnie Mouse wreath.  I'm thinking about making a family sized one to go on the front door now......


Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

I love this wreath! My mother wants me to have a Mickey/Minnie Mouse themed party for my daughter, and this would be a perfect wreath for the party!

Devan Gaddie said...

Thanks!! Check out my whole series on Avery's Minnie Mouse party...I hope you can get some other ideas! Good luck with the party planning :)

danaswenson said...

Question: Did you hot glue the letter onto the wreath, and if you did, did you have any trouble with the letter pulling at the ribbon? I am making this wreath right now for my daughter and just wanted to check before I got to that part. I love this wreath and your blog! Thanks for the very cute idea :)

Devan Gaddie said...

I did hot glue my initial to the wreath. It's been hanging in her room since her party (6 months ago) and I've never had any trouble with it! Thank you for your sweet comments :)

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