Thursday, December 22, 2011

Disneyland Mickey Mouse Wreath


Looking for a more traditional Mickey wreath?

The following craft is from the Winter 1995 Disney Magazine (check out the Fort Wilderness wreath here).

A holiday trademark on the lampposts of Main Street, U.S.A., the Mickey wreath will be replaced with a surprise this year. So here's how to make a smaller one for your door at home. 
Materials: 
  • 1 plain greenery wreath, 12" to 24" in diameter 
  • 2 smaller plain greenery wreaths, 8" to 10” in diameter 
  • 2 yards of 2 1/2-to-3 inch wide red ribbon, wired or plain 
  • 9 to 15 2” to 3" holiday ornaments 
  • Heavy-gauge wire (18-gauge works well) 
  • Green pipe cleaners 
Tools needed: 
  • Wire cutters 
  • Scissors 
  • Hot glue gun (optional) 
Attach the smaller wreaths (the ears) to the large wreath (the head) with lengths of wire. If the ears flop, secure them with additional wire or a dab of hot glue. If hanging the wreath on a door, simply tack up the ears with a nail or two. To attach the ornaments to the head, insert a pipe cleaner or other light wire through the hook of the ornament and down through the greenery of the head wreath. Twist the wires to secure the ornament in place. If ornaments lack hooks, glue them in place.

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