Every year I work with Disney to do coverage of events and news to do with the theme park. Many of these events are coordinated by an amazing team of PR reps who work hard for us. Every year I like to do something small to thank them for all they do. This year I put together this easy DIY Mickey ornament for them. I am sure they will love it.
Easy DIY Mickey Ornament
These are inexpensive to make and would make great gifts for any Disney fan in your life. They would also make a welcome addition to a Disney Christmas tree. I know that I have really enjoyed making these simple mickey ornaments.
You will need:
- Wooden Craft balls in 2 sizes
- Black coal satin acrylic paint
- Gold Letter Stickers
- Gold Chevron Ribbon
- Super Glue
Start by painting the wooden craft balls black. – You may have to do this in two steps so that one side can dry before you paint the other side. I know for mine I didn’t want fingerprints or smudges so I let them dry on one side before painting the other side.
Let dry completely. – Depending on the paint you buy your drying time will differ. Make sure to wait until they are completely dry or you will have fingerprints or crackling that will take away from the look of the ornaments.
Use super glue to attach small balls to the larger one and create your Mickey. – You will need to hold it in place for about 20 seconds to make sure that the glue sets well. I have had a few people suggest working with hot glue and that could work. I choice super glue because sometimes hot glue loses its ability to hold while the superglue tends to be much stronger.
Use your super glue to attach your ribbon to the back of the Mickey. – This is going to be how you hang up your ornament. I had to use a small piece of paper between the ribbon and the other piece of ribbon to avoid getting superglue on my fingers and to make sure it bonded the two pieces of ribbon together.
You also need to glue the ribbon to the back of each ear to stabilize it. – If you don’t do this step, the weight won’t balance out when hung on the tree. A small dot of superglue on each ear will work to attach your ribbon to.
Attach your gold monogram letter to the ornament and smooth it out. – I recommend putting these on slowly so they don’t overlap one another or wrinkle. If you an extra level of security on these, I recommend a small layer of mod podge to seal the letter onto the ornament.
Hang these on the tree or give them as a gift. – These are a fantastic addition to your Disney tree but they also make a great gift for the Disney fan in your life. It would also be awesome to bring these to the Very Merry Christmas Party and gift them to the cast members who are working hard.
We bought these simple Christmas bags at the dollar store to use as a gift. We added in some andes mints and a thank you card before gifting these to the reps.
See it made: