As I was punching paper for Tuesday’s Mickey Confetti post, I had a big time brain storm! I bought this little tree at Trader Joes over the weekend and even though it has some sparklies on it, I thought it seemed a little bare. As I was looking at my pile of gold and silver Mickeys I thought – OH BOY! How about a tiny Mickey garland? I quickly busted out some green thread and some glue and got to work.
Mini Mickey paper punch
Gold and Silver foil paper (or desired colors)
Green knitting thread
All purpose glue (do not use super glue)
Step 1: Punch out a few Mickeys.
Step 2: Measure the thread wrapped around your mini tree and then cut the desired length.
Step 3: Put a dab of glue on one side of a Mickey punch. Just the smallest dab needed!
Step 4: Place the Mickey punch on the yarn. Be sure to protect your work surface with a piece of paper or a tissue.
Step 5: Repeat! Every now and then, lift up your garland to make sure the glue isn’t sticking to your work surface.
Step 6: Wait about an hour for your garland to dry. Then wrap the garland around your little tree. How pretty!
I made a star topper by cutting a “rainbow” shape from the gold foil paper and folding it into a cone shape. Then I used a star punch with the foil paper and glued the star to the cone.
Pretty stinkin’ adorable if I do say so myself!