In the middle of preparing for a new baby and decorating a nursery, I’ve also been planning a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party for Olivia. She is turning two this week! Where has the time gone? I’m not going all out like I did for her first birthday but I still want it to be fun and festive. And since garland seems to be the thing right now, I felt like a party without it just wouldn’t be the same.
I wasn’t necessarily looking to take on another DIY project, but after searching every party store in town and not finding anything I liked, I decided a simple homemade garland was the way to go. I wanted something that had a lot of different colors and I wanted the colors to be double sided. I also, of course, wanted it to be Mickey Mouse themed. And since I was going to be making it, I needed it to be as easy as possible.
I think this garland is probably as simple as it gets. I started by doing a Google image search for “Mickey Mouse head” and printed out a template for myself. I used different colored card stock, traced the head onto each one, and then cut it out. Next, I punched two holes in the top of each head and strung them together.
The great thing is you can pick any colors you want and make them any size you want. I like using card stock rather than construction paper because it seems to be a little more sturdy. For my string I used crafting twine just because that’s what I happened to have on hand.
Here’s my prototype hanging on the new dresser in Jacob’s nursery. I’m planning on making a lot more of these before the weekend so I’ll be a busy bee for the next few days. I’m also working on a special Mickey Mouse Clubhouse centerpiece for the tables, so stay tuned for that coming soon.