Come Christmas Eve, creatures will be stirring — and they will be mice. Or, more accurately said, predicting they’ll cause a stir. This year, debut a couple of homemade ornaments that are bound to upstage the old collection on the tree.
Made from felt, ribbon, and a few sewing notions, they’re fashioned after a couple of merry friends from the Magic Kingdom.
Time: 35 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Black stiff felt
- Red and green felt
- Tacky glue
- Small stiff paintbrush
- Thin ribbon (red and green)
- 2 small white buttons
- Stick-on faux pearls
How To Make It
- Print the template and use the pieces as patterns for cutting out the shapes in the specified colors.
- For each of the ornaments, brush glue on one of the two black felt mouse heads. Then create a hanger by folding an 8-inch length of ribbon (red for Mickey, green for Minnie) in half, and stick the ends to the glued surface, as shown. Stick the second mouse head atop the first, sandwiching the ribbon between them and matching up all the edges.
- Glue the red semicircle on the Mickey ornament and the green semicircle on the Minnie ornament.
- Glue a pair of white buttons on the red felt and stick faux pearl polka dots on the green felt. Tie another length of green ribbon into a tiny bow and glue it to the top of the Minnie ornament.
Cutting should be done by an adult.