Tuesday, April 4, 2023

DIY: Wood Mickey and Minnie Easter Egg Decor

It's been a while since I took the time to work on a DIY craft that was just for me.  I keep setting craft supplies aside, and then I never seem to find time to get to it.  So when I saw some wooden Easter eggs at Michael's a few weeks ago, I knew I needed to get them and find the time to make something for Easter.

The result were these cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse Easter Eggs that I'm going to use to decorate our master bathroom!  The best part, is that this was really easy to do.

Here's how I made them!


Two Wood Egg Shapes (I got these from Michael's)
Paint Brushes
Black, Red and White Acrylic Paint
Pen or Pencil (not pictured below)
Round Object to Use for Stencil (not pictured below)
Sealant Spray (not pictured below)

1.) Prepare the Wood Eggs
Before I started with anything else, I used a pen to draw a line across both of the egg shapes to show where the black and red paint would meet.  (For mine, I went a little bit above the half way mark.)  Make sure the lines are at the same location on both eggs!

2.) Paint A Base Coat
I started with a coat of red paint on the bottom of both eggs.  After that dried, I painted black on the top half of both eggs being careful to make a clean, as straight as possible line where the red and black paints met in the middle.

3.) Paint More Layers
Depending on what brand of paint you use, you might need to do another coat or two to properly cover the wood.  I had to do a second coat of the red paint, but the black paint I used covered the wood after one layer.  Thankfully, acrylic paint dries pretty quickly so I set a timer for 15 minutes in between coats and jammed out to Disney Hits on Spotify while I waited for each layer to dry.

4.) Add White Details and Touch Ups
Once you are happy with the coverage of red and black paint, you need to add the details.  For Mickey, I drew two large ovals for his buttons and then filled them in with white paint.  For Minnie, I used a round 3D printed piece as a stencil to draw dots all over the red part of the egg.  Then, I filled them in with white paint.  You might need a few coats of white to cover the red paint.  If you make a mistake, this is the time to do touch ups to your red and black sections.  Let the entire thing dry for a while; you want to make sure that it's completely dry before you move to the next step.

5.) Seal the Paint
Once your acrylic paint is dry, you want to seal it.  Acrylic paint can get damaged with water, so you want to give it a spray of acrylic paint sealant to make sure that it doesn't get damaged.  I gave mine two coats of sealant since my decoration is staying inside, but it'll be in the bathroom with lots of moisture.  (If you're putting your eggs outside, I would give them at least 2-3 coats of sealant to protect them from the elements.)

And there you have it... simple and easy Mickey and Minnie Easter Egg Decorations that you can place pretty much anywhere!  These were definitely an easier project for me, but I'm happy to have spent some time doing something for myself and not just for the businesses.  Plus, they'll be really cute to display each Easter and give our master bathroom a little touch of Disney Easter magic!  °o°

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  If you make one, please comment below, send me pictures over on Facebook or tag me in your photos on Instagram

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