Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How To: Create a Mickey & Minnie Mouse Centerpiece

It's hard to believe my son, Grant, will be 1 year old on September 14.  However, I am having a blast planning his 1st birthday party!

My niece, Astella, is only 3 weeks younger than Grant so we are doubling the fun by combining parties and we have decided to do a Mickey & Minnie Mouse themed birthday party.

Our table centerpieces are going to be Minnie & Mickey Mouse heads.

Supplies needed:
  • Two 5" Styrofoam balls ($3.99 each at Hobby Lobby)
  • One 12" half Styrofoam ball ($9.99 at Hobby Lobby)
  • Spool of ribbon
  • Design Master glossy black spray paint ($7.49 at Michael's)
  • Wooden dowel rods ($2.47 for a pack 30 at Hobby Lobby)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors 
  • Vase with rocks
    Make sure you use a water based spray paint.  If you use 'regular' spray paint, it will eat the styrofoam and become blistery.  
     I used Design Master brand and it worked perfectly!
     Again, DO NOT use regular spray paint!

Step #1:
Take two dowel rods and stick them through the two 5" balls.

Step #2:
Spray paint the Styrofoam balls and let dry.
*You will need to do 2 - 3 coats of spray paint to get an even finished look. Let each coat dry before you do the next.

You can see here that I propped up the two 5" balls so that they could dry evenly. I just stuck the wooden dowel rods into a vase filled with rocks. 

Step #3:
Stick the two 5" balls (which are now the ears) into the side of the 12" half ball.

Tie a bow with your ribbon and glue it onto the side right below the ear!

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Make sure you check back at the end of September for all the Minnie & Mickey decor that we will have at my son's 1st birthday party!

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