I have gotten tons of questions about the Minnie Mouse Centerpieces that I made for Riley's Minnie Mouse Birthday so I thought I'd share the play by play on how to make these simple, yet adorable centerpieces. We had four, but you can obviously make as many as you need. I'm going to give the supplies and directions for how to make one though.
You will need: A bucket of some kind for the base (Mine is from Hobby Lobby), Bamboo skewers if you want them tall (You could always use lollipop sticks, but I wanted them tall), 2 medium size green styrofoam balls, 2 small size green styrofoam balls, Black spray paint, Printable with name and age of the birthday made using MS Powerpoint, Ribbon for the bow on Minnie's head and for the bow on the bucket and Hot glue.
You will need to spray the styrofoam balls first. I chose the green styrofoam balls because it made the paint appear to shimmer. Once the paint is dry, hot glue the small balls to the large one to make ears. To finish off Minnie's head you need to make the bow. I used the same ribbon I used for the Minnie Mouse Ears that we made for all Riley's guests. You'll need to pinch the ribbon in the middle once you've overlapped it to give it a dimpled effect. Next, you'll tie a ribbon around the middle and hot glue the bow to Minnie's head. You'll need to make another bow if you want to embellish the bucket and hot glue that on too. Place the second large styrofoam ball into the bucket so you can attach the printables and Minnie's head into the bucket. I made the printable double sided with Riley's name and with the number 2. I used tulle from her Highchair Tutu to give the printables a little more girlish flair. I then pierced Minnie's head and the printables with the bamboo skewers and placed them into the styrofoam ball that's in the bucket.
Front of Minnie Mouse Centerpiece Back of Minnie Mouse Centerpiece
Close up of the printable and Minnie Mouse head
I hope this helps. They were simple and super cute!