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Minnie Mouse Centerpeice

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It’s been a fun week of Minnie Mouse!  I feel like I could really do this theme all day long.  There are SO many ideas out there.

But alas, this is my last post for this series and probably my favorite!  This centerpiece was so simple.  It was just plain fun.  I’d estimate that it took less than 20 minutes (not counting drying time).  So, let’s get started.
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Here’s what you need:

  • Small Styrofoam Balls (2)
  • Medium Styrofoam Ball
  • Bucket or Container
  • Black Spraypaint
  • Green Foam
  • Toothpicks (2)
  • Wooden Dowel

Minnie Mouse Centerpiece

  1. Insert the dowel about 2″ into the large styrofoam ball.
  2. Insert a toothpick into each of the small styrofoam balls.
  3. Insert the other end of the toothpicks attached to the small balls into the large balls at 10 and 2 o’clock. (like mouse ears).
  4. Set up for painting: I used the container that I was using for the final centerpiece, but if you are concerned about damaging the container I’d us another one.  Pretty much anything will do approximately the size of an ice cream bucket.  Simply put the green foam into the container, covered it with a plastic bag and poked the dowel through the bag.  Using old cardboard and/or newspaper create a paint booth.  I have done this a few times and generally use a large box and some newspaper.  It’s just to protect anything that is not your target.  :-)
  5. Paint away.  Be sure to get a good coat of paint everywhere.  The first time I did this I missed some spots.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Remove plastic bag and fill the container with something decorative – shredded paper or tissue paper work.  For this one I used some shiny white garland.
  8. Add a bow for Minnie!
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Happy Minnie Mouse week!!
Tara