DIY Disney: Mickey and Friends Popsicle Door Decorations

LEVEL: Easy

Materials:

I LOVE walking around the hotel in Disney and seeing all the decorations hanging in the windows and tapped to doors. It’s so nice coming home late at night from a fun fill (but completely exhausting) day at the park and knowing which room is yours from the décor on the outside. It makes the trip so much more magical and completely personal. We all know Disney merchandise is the cutest and also super expensive. What better way to personalize and accessorize your trip than to create your own door décor??

There isn’t a better way. Duh!

In the middle of this Long Island blizzard, fourteen inches deep in snow, all I can think about is sno-cones, ice cream, and popsicles! Yes, every sweet treat to make your brain freeze and toes curl. You’d think I had summer on the brain.

I found the most perfect printable Popsicle Templates on Printable Treats.com. What’s awesome about these templates is they come in three different size choices. For these Mickey and Friends Popsicle Door Decorations I made I used the medium size Popsicles for the base and only the stick from the large Popsicle. I wanted to have a thicker base for writing the names of each guest.

Although I prefer printing my templates on the actual cardstock, these popsicles require layering and adding other small parts. To save paper, print the three medium templates on a sheet of white cardstock cut along the black lines and use 1/3 medium template for tracing.

Mickey and Minnie:
Use 1/3 medium Popsicle templates to trace two black, one red, and one dark pink cardstock bases. Cut out each and set the two black aside. Take the red and dark pink bases and using your ruler measure two inches from the bottom on both the left and the right side and draw a line across. Cut this line to create Mickey’s pants and Minnie’s skirt.IMG_7729

For Mickey’s cute little yellow buttons, take the Fiskars Pop-up Punch .6” Circle and press two circle out of the yellow cardstock. To create the ears for each, use the Large Oval Lever Punch by Recollections™ and press four ovals out of the black cardstock.

Creating sprinkles is one of the easiest steps. It’s like making confetti. Cut thin strips of white cardstock and take those strips and cut them into round-about half-an-inch pieces. Don’t measure; try to do it by eye. The beauty of these sprinkles is for them not to be perfect and different sizes. For Minnie’s cherry on top, take the Fiskars Pop-up Punch .6” Circle and press one circle out of the dark pink cardstock. I free handed the stem and glued it on an angle to the back of the circle. There you go! Easy-peasy cherry on top!

Trace and cut two large Popsicle stick templates on the wet sand cardstock.

Donald and Daisy:
Use your Popsicle template to trace two white, one bright blue, and one lilac cardstock bases. Cut out each and set the whites aside. Using 2/3 medium Popsicle template base, free hand a Popsicle drip template. Everyone loves a Popsicle with a topping dripping down the sides. Yum! Trace and cut this on the bright blue and lilac cut out bases.

TIMG_7739ake the yellow cardstock and measure two half-an-inch bands for Donald’s lapels. Cut the ends on an angle so they match up to form a V. It’s okay if they aren’t even. The cherry will cover up any imperfection.

To make the sprinkles at the top of Daisy, cut thin strips of yellow cardstock. Take those strips, and cut them into round-about half an inch pieces. For Donald and Daisy’s cherry, take the Fiskars Pop-up Punch .6” Circle and press one circle out of the red and light pink cardstock. Free hand each of the stems and glue them to the back of the circles.

Trace and cut two large Popsicle stick templates on the wet sand cardstock.

Goofy and Pluto:
Use your Popsicle template to trace one yellow, one orange, and one bright blue cardstock base. Cut out each and set the bright blue aside. To simulate the bites out of the bases, use the Large Oval Lever Punch by Recollections™ and stick the yellow and orangeIMG_7732 popsicles right top corner into the ovals rounded edge and press down.

Take the bright blue base and using your ruler, measure two inches from the bottom on both the left and the right side and draw a line across. Cut this line to create Goofy’s trousers. Use the Fiskars Pop-up Punch .6” Circle and press two circles out of the green cardstock to make Goody’s trouser buttons.

Using 3/3 medium Popsicle template base, free hand a dog collar swirl template. Can’t be an ice cream without a little swirl. Trace and cut the swirl on green cardstock. To make Pluto’s dog tag, use the Fiskars Pop-up Punch .6” Circle and press one circle out of the black cardstock.

Trace and cut two large Popsicle stick templates on the wet sand cardstock.

Putting It All Together:
Once you have all of your pieces cut and organized, it’s time to put the popsicles together! Start with your base and work your way up. Figure out your layers and make sure you keep your gluing clean! You don’t want to leave any residue and have to start making new pieces. With the sprinkles, there’s no order to where they should go so have fun with it. If you feel like there’s not enough, make more. This is something you can only tell when you start adding it on. I like to apply the stick last because it’s only when you have a finished product can you really see how long or short it needs to be.

Once everything is glued on, take the Black Single Tip Calligraphy Marker by Recollections™ and inscribe the names of your Disney guest on the Popsicle stick of your choice. It’s the perfect personalized door decoration you and your kids will love and your neighbors will want.

Which Mickey and Friends character would you choose? What other Disney Popsicle theme do you want to see? Let me know in the comments!

XO, S

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