We love how theses Mickey and Minnie Centerpieces turned out. When we started thinking about party centerpieces our original idea was to have cut flowers on the table, but as we talked we decided it would be fun to paint terra cotta pots and put real plants in them. What we ended up with was a good statement piece for the tables, but it didn’t overwhelm the table nor block out people if they wanted to talk.
How to Make Mickey and Minnie Centerpieces
You will need:
- Terra Cotta pots
- Black Matte spray paint
- White craft paint
- Dauber paint brush
- Balsa wood sticks
- Styrofoam balls 4″
- Styrofoam balls 2″
- Wooden Toothpicks
- Potting Soil
- Cricut Expression Cutting Machine
- Disney Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge
- Red, Black, White and Beige 12×12″ card stock paper
For the base of the Mickey and Minnie Centerpieces, we spray painted the Terra Cotta pots with black matte spray paint. Then we hand-painted the polka dots with a dauber brush. We dipped the top of the brush in paint, placed it firmly on the pot and then twisted the brush in a circle, leaving a polka dot. We painted the pots black and white instead of the red and white shown in the Inspiration Pinterest Pin so the Mickey and Minnie Centerpieces would match the Black & White polka dot balloons that we were using on the balloon columns were were making to decorate the patio.
In the inspiration pin the pots were filled with confetti, paper streamers and toys but we thought flowers might look pretty instead. We also really wanted to have some red in the Minne Mouse Centerpieces to balance out the black pots and Mickey Mouse ears. But since the party was in July, we didn’t have many choices of flowers at the nursery. The Red Gerber Daisies were one of the few options but they did the trick.
Now for the Mickey Mouse Ears. First we spray painted the balsa sticks with the same black matte spray paint that we used on the Terra Cotta pots. After they were dry, we stuck the medium Styrofoam ball on the stick for the Mickey Head and then added the small Styrofoam balls with toothpicks to represent the ears. Finally we painted the Mickey Mouse head black. This turned out to be trickier than we imagined. The Styrofoam balls really soaked up the paint and it was hard to get all the white nooks and crannies covered. It took three or four coats to get them fully painted.
The Minnie Mouse cut-out was created with the Cricut Cutting Machine and the Disney Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge. It is 6″ high and has the Minnie Mouse face on both the front and the back. We glued the faces onto another balsa wood stick that was also spray painted black. To stick with our Red, White and Black party color scheme, we made Minnie’s bow and dress red.
And here’s the Mickey Mouse version of our Mickey and Minnie Centerpieces.
And here is the finished product! We created Mickey and Minnie Centerpieces for each outside table and one inside on the food table. We were really happy with how these turned out!
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