Fall magic is in the air, and now, it can stay nestled on your own front door thanks to a new DIY tutorial by Mallory Erin Makes!
In only seven steps, Mallory Erin Makes summarizes how you can turn some foam into a Disney masterpiece.
What You’ll Need
Interested in making one yourself? Here’s what you’ll need:
- One foam half-sphere
- Two foam discs
- One jar of foam smoother
- Orange and yellow paint
- One wire wreath form
- One fall garland
To finish the craft, you’ll also need some common household items and tools, including a crafting knife, toothpicks, twist ties, and glue.
How It’s Done
- Draw Mickey Mouse’s face on the half-sphere. Carefully use your crafting knife to carve partially through the foam, pulling up excess bits from the mouth and the whites of Mickey’s eyes.
- Use your knife to cut the discs into Mickey’s ears.
- Finish the carved surfaces using the foam smoother. Give Mickey time to dry, and sand if necessary.
- Color your pumpkin with spray or acrylic paint. Use yellow in the carved sections to make your Mickey look like he’s glowing!
- Affix Mickey’s ears to his head using glue and toothpicks. They should lay very close to the flat side of the dome.
- Set Mickey to the side and grab your wire wreath form. Wrap the garland around the wire and use twist ties or string to hold it in place. Fill in gaps with extra foliage.
- Finally, run a twist tie through the back of Mickey’s head. Use it to connect Mickey to the wire wreath.
A little bit of pixie dust later and you’ve got your Mickey Halloween wreath!
Here are the ones in the parks for comparison!
Not ready to put down your crafting kit? Neither are we! Luckily, Mallory Erin Makes has a whole list of additional fall-themed crafts for you to create.
And for those of us less artistically inclined — or simply with less free time — there’s no shortage of Disney holiday merch to make your house spooktacular! However, you choose to decorate, have fun this season!
Which project are you going to try first? Comment below and let us know!