A wreath hung on a front door is a symbol of seasonal good cheer, welcoming friends and family into your home.
Make your favourite Disney characters a part of that tradition by creating your own Minnie and Mickey-themed wreath.
- Download Mickey & Minnie DIY Holiday Wreath template
- Real or synthetic evergreen wreath
- Regular paper (white)
- Black permanent marker
- Craft foam sheets in black, white, red, yellow, peach and pink
- Hole punch
- White or foam glue
- String or narrow ribbon
- Small Christmas ornaments
Download and print the Mickey and Minnie Wreath printables on regular paper. Cut out all of the templates. Keep the pieces in separate piles.
For the Mickey and Minnie heads:
Trace around the templates for the Mickey and Minnie head, the two irises, the mouth and the nose on a sheet of black craft foam. You need two of each shape and two pairs of irises - one for Minnie and one for Mickey. Also trace twice around the face shape on white craft foam and twice around the tongue shapes on peach craft foam. On pink craft foam, trace once around the smaller bow and bow centre templates. Cut out all the foam pieces.
Apply glue to the back of the peach face shape and stick it down in the centre of the black head shape. Glue the mouth at the bottom of the face, lining up the curve of the bottom lip with the curve of the chin. Glue the nose, horizontally and centred, just above the mouth, then the two eyes right above the nose. Next, glue the pink tongue over the lower centre part of the mouth, and the two irises in the lower centre parts of the eyes.
Glue the foam shapes for Minnie's face together in the same way as you did for Mickey's. Glue the pink centre of Minnie's bow in the centre of the pink bow shape. Punch out several circles of white craft foam with a hole punch and glue these over the bow to make polka dots. Glue the bow to the top of Minnie's head so that it covers parts of her ears.
For Minnie's bow:
Trace around the bow backing template on black craft foam. Trace around the left and right bow halves, the bow centre and the inside peek templates on pink craft foam. Cut out all the shapes and punch more circles from the sheet of white craft foam. Glue the left and right halves, centre and inside peek pieces onto the backing so that there is just a narrow margin of black showing around the edges of the pink pieces. Glue white dots all over the pink pieces to create polka dots.
For Mickey's shorts:
Trace around the shorts backing template on black foam, the shorts front template on red foam and the button templates on white foam. Cut out all the shapes. Glue the red front to the black backing, centring the front so that just a narrow margin of black shows around the edges. Glue the white ovals for the shorts vertically to the centre of the red front piece, spacing the buttons a short distance apart.
For the gloves:
Trace around the glove backing and the three wrinkle shapes on black foam. Trace around the glove front on white foam. Trace around each shape twice if you wish to make two gloves. Cut out all the shapes. Glue the white front shapes to the black backing shapes, centring the fronts so that an even margin of black foam shows around all the edges. Glue the three wrinkles, with the pointed ends down, to the middle of each glove front. Leave small gaps between the wrinkles.
For the Mickey Santa hat:
Trace around the Santa hat backing on black foam, the hat front on red foam and the cuff and ball on white foam. Cut out the shapes. First glue the red front shape to the centre of the backing, making sure that the folded peak of the hat is just above the place where the ball shape will be glued. The side edges of the hat should be centred between the ears, and there should be enough room at the bottom for the cuff. Glue the cuff along the bottom of the backing, then glue the ball in place at the base of the hat’s peak. If necessary, let the top edges of the cuff and ball overlap the bottom edge of the red hat front.
For the Minnie gift:
Trace the four squares (marked top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right) on green foam. Trace the main backing piece, the bow and tag backing, the top ribbon, the bottom ribbon and the Minnie gift bow left, right and centre pieces on black foam. Trace the gift tag on yellow foam. Cut out all the shapes, keeping the four gift front pieces and the two ribbon pieces in the correct order so that you know which shape goes where. Punch out 10 to 15 polka dots from white foam using a hole punch.
Glue the four green squares in their correct positions at the top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right corners of the main backing piece, leaving a small margin of black showing at the outer edges. Glue the top and bottom ribbon pieces in position at the centre-top and centre-bottom of the backing. Glue the gift tag backing in place at the top of the backing so that the tag is glued over the ribbon and left front pieces, as shown. Glue the yellow tag in the centre of the tag backing, and the three bow pieces on top of the bow backing. Finally, glue white polka dots all over the bow.
When all the glue has thoroughly dried, flip all the shapes over so that the backs are facing you. Cut 5- to 7-inch strands of string or narrow ribbon. Squeeze a blob of glue in the centre of the back of each shape and press the centre of a strand of ribbon or yarn into the glue. Let the glue dry.
Tie the foam ornaments around a real or synthetic evergreen wreath using the yarn or ribbon ties. Position the ornaments however you wish. Fill in the gaps by tying small Christmas ornaments, such as baubles, stars and candy canes, between the foam ones.
Only use white glue or special foam glue for the ornaments; hot glue and other glues can dissolve craft foam.