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I have a bad case of Big Sporting Competition Events fever! I’m not a sports fan, but when the games are happening you can’t help but get swept up with the passion and talent of all those incredible athletes. Basically Leslie Jones is me.
During the last games I saw American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg holding up his gold medal and was inspired to make my own. Of course I had to put a Mickey twist on it (because everything’s better with mouse ears). These Mickey Medals are really easy to make and so fun for adults and kids alike!
- Gold, Silver, and Bronze glitter scrapbook paper
- Red, white, and blue ribbon (around 1″ width)
- Mickey silhouette template
- Tacky glue
Step 1: Print and cut out your Mickey template. Here is one you can use. I recommend printing it on regular paper and adjusting the size of the Mickey Head until it’s a good size for you.
Step 2: Trace two Mickeys on the back (white side) of each piece scrapbook paper (gold, silver, and bronze). Cut out each Mickey.
Step 3: Cut three pieces of ribbon to the desired length. I measured it out by placing the ribbon around my neck and cutting where I felt the medal should hang (somewhere between my chest and my belly button). If you’re making these for kids you will want to cut the ribbon length appropriately.
Step 4: Grab the two gold Mickeys. Put one glitter side down onto your work surface (make sure it’s protected). Place one end of the ribbon between the ears. Apply to the Mickey head with a dot of glue.
Step 5: Apply dots of tacky glue all around the Mickey head, but not too close to the edge. Place the other end of the ribbon on top of the glued down ribbon edge and apply small dot of glue on top. Put the other gold Mickey head on top and press together. Set aside to dry for several minutes.
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 with the silver and bronze Mickeys.
Step 6: Once the medals are dry, trim away any uneven portions (where the medals might not line up and the white backside is showing).
Step 7: Give yourself the gold medal for best DIY!
This post was originally published in February 2014 and has been updated.