If you’ve clicked on this post hoping to get a tutorial to make this adorable centerpiece, you won’t be disappointed! This was super easy and cheap to make, so keep reading if you want to make them too!
I started out with these cute pink pails from Target. They were on the cute aisle when you first walk in that’s full of treasures and goodies if you’re crafty, a teacher, or a Mommy. In my case, I’m all three!
Black paint and paintbrush from Joann:
Cute hot pink/white polka dot wired ribbon and floral foam (Joann):
Small and large Styrofoam balls (Joann):
Pink and white polka dot paper straws (Target) and black tulle circles (Joann):
First, I protected my table with an old tablecloth and laid the balls out like this:
I grabbed the brush and acrylic paint and got to painting!
They took a while to try. A couple of days later, I had time to get back to work. I cut the floral foam in half using a dull kitchen knife, and inserted a paper straw in the center. I used “StyroGlue” to help secure it to the bottom of the pail.
Next, I took several tulle circles, folded them, and pushed them down around the green foam. Poof! The foam is invisible!
Just a few more steps! Take one of the large foam balls and push it on the top of the paper straw. Stick toothpicks on either side of the “Minnie head”, and attach the small balls on either side for the ears. If you prefer larger ears, simply purchase larger styrofoam balls instead of the smaller ones. 🙂
I made a bow, and used a stick pin to secure it to the top of the head. I hesitate to use hot glue on styrofoam, which is why you see me trying out styrofoam glue and pins and alternate methods to attach things to it.
That’s it! I have 5 more to make for the party and I’ll be set.
We’re going to have 3 tables for food, and one of these will go on each side of the table.
Since the party is now almost a week out, I will probably put up only one or two more posts before then. I’ll take lots of pictures of the decor and put it all in a handy dandy post for you to recap the festivities. Thanks for reading!