Saturday, April 19, 2014

DIY Project: Mickey and Minnie Easter Wreath

Hi Friends!  I have one more tutorial for Easter!  I wanted something else to display for the holiday.  I was searching for inspiration on Pinterest when I decided that making a wreath would be the perfect idea.  Lately, I'm super obsessed with making wreaths and other door decorations.  I love how they greet you when you first enter the house!

I found a few pins on Pinterest that I got inspiration from. First, I found this wreath made with plastic eggs and Easter grass.  Then, I found a tutorial for cute Minnie Easter eggs.  I took both of those general ideas and came up with my own design for my wreath!

Here's how I created my Mickey and Minnie Easter Wreath:

Foam Wreath Form
Green Easter Grass
Large Plastic Easter Eggs
Red Spray Paint
Black Spray Paint
Sheet of Craft Foam
White Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush or Foam Sponge
Hot Glue Gun
Pen or Pencil
Smaller Ribbon

Optional: Flowers, Ribbon for bow, and Plush

Steps to Make Mickey and Minnie Easter Wreath:

1.) Make Foam Ears
Take your craft foam and 12 draw circles with your quarter.  Cut out the circles.  Then draw a crescent shape on one side of your circle that resembles the curve of your egg.  If you have to, use trial and error a few times to get it right.  Once you have a shape that fits your egg, use that circle and trace the shape on all of your circles.  Cut them all out and you have your ears!

2.) Glue Ears to Eggs
If you have hinged eggs, unhinge them using your scissors.  Mine had really small hinges that easily came off.  Separate the "tops" and "bottoms" of the eggs.  (The top part is the smaller side, and the bottom is the pointy side.)  Use hot glue to attach your ears to the tops of the eggs.  Get rid of any glue trails once the glue is cool.

3.) Spray Paint Eggs
Spray paint the tops of your eggs black and the bottoms red.  I had to use two coats on mine since the spray paint didn't completely adhere to the plastic eggs the first time.  I waited 30 minutes between coats.  Then I let them dry for about an hour and a half.

4.) Assemble the Base of the Wreath
While you're waiting for your eggs to dry, you can start assembling the wreath.  Tie a smaller ribbon around the wreath and glue it securely to the wreath form.  Then, take your Easter grass and slowly glue it around the wreath.  The hot glue will start to melt your grass, so you have to take your time with it.  I did small areas of 2-3 inches at a time, being careful to press the grass down into the glue.  Once you finish doing the front of the wreath, flip it over and secure the rest of the grass to the back.  (Covering the entire back is not as important as long as it's on a solid door where it won't be seen.)

After that, hang your wreath up so you can see where the extra grass hangs.  (I hung mine up on my wreath hook.)  Use your scissors to trim any grass that hangs.  You can see from my before and after photo how much better it looks with a little trim!  Have your vacuum handy since it can get messy!

5.) Decorate Eggs
Once your eggs are completely dry, reassemble the tops and bottoms.  Take your white paint and create two oval shapes for Mickey's buttons on his shorts.  Make Minnie eggs by painting white dots on the red part to mimic her polka dot dress.  I didn't bother to paint the back of my Minnie Mouse eggs since they won't be visible once they're attached.

6.) Arrange Eggs and Flowers
Once your eggs are dry, you can take your wreath and decide how you want to arrange them.  I decided to add yellow silk daisies to my wreath to symbolize Mickey and Minnie's yellow shoes.  Also, if you'd like to add bows to your Minnie eggs, you can do this now.

7.) Attach Eggs, Flowers and Decorative Elements
Use your hot glue gun to attach the eggs and flowers to your wreath.  Remember that the glue will melt your grass so press the eggs and flowers down firmly so they'll be secure. Add any other decorative elements such as the flowers.  I made a simple ribbon bow to add to the top.  You can also add small Mickey and Minnie beanie plush to the center if you'd like.  Once everything is glued down, you're done!

I absolutely love how cute the wreath came out!  I'm bummed out that I didn't make it sooner!  I'll probably end up leaving it up until the end of April.  And I'm sure I'll get a few requests to make some more for family members... watch out after Easter sales!  I'm coming for you!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial.  If you make your own wreath let me know in the comments.  I'd love to see how they turn out!  Enjoy your new Easter wreath!!!  °o°


  1. Love your wreath can you give me an approximate cost to make it. I will be shopping for some of the items after Easter to make for next year. Thanks

    1. Thank you!!! I love it too! :-) I had a lot of the items on hand, but I'd guess it's around $20. You can get less expensive spray paint. I'd also use a coupon for 40% or 50% off at the craft store for the foam wreath. All of the other supplies are only a few dollars each. I hope this helps! :-)