If you’re a Disney fan and you’ve never been to one of the parks during the Christmas season, it’s definitely something to add to your must-do list. Sure, it’s more crowded than usual. Ordinarily that seems to make everyone a little cranky, but what we found was that at Christmas everyone is just glad to be there. The Happiest Place on Earth is even happier, if you can imagine that.
During our visit, we spotted caramel Mickey and Minnie apples all over Disneyland, just like these, found on The Disney Food Blog.
They were so cute, I decided to make a felt version to hang on our Christmas tree to remember our fun trip. I actually shared these on Undercover Tourist last year, but things got so busy I didn’t get a chance to tell you about them until now.
I’ll give you the short version of how these are made. If you find you need more photos and some tips on cutting out the pieces, you can find them at Undercover Tourist’s blog.
To make these, you’ll need felt in the appropriate colors, lollipop sticks, a piece of cardboard and ribbon. You’ll find the pattern here. Cut each of the pieces as indicated.
Starting with the cardboard at the bottom, layer each of the pieces on, gluing as you go. For Mickey, it’s head, pants, hat, buttons, hat fluff and ball. Minnie is head, skirt, hat, bow, bow center, hat ball, bow and skirt dots. I used hot glue, but a more patient crafter could go with craft glue.
For either one, once it’s dry, flip it over and glue on the stick and the ribbon as shown.
Glue the final piece of felt over the top of the stick and ribbon on the back and you have a Disney keepsake ornament to either remember the trip you’ve already had or anticipate the one you’ll eventually take. I guess mine are both, because I’ve already been, but can’t wait to go back.
On an unrelated note, I wanted to share a little good news with you. My Spool and Button Garland was included in Australia’s Homespun magazine! Since I’m not in Australia, they were nice enough to send me a photo of the front cover:
And the page my project appeared on (I’m slightly right of center at the bottom). If you click the photo, you can see four pages from the magazine.
A great way to start out the week!