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My little princess’ birthday is about two weeks away! Eee! I can’t believe she will be one very, very soon. I decided to do a Minnie Mouse theme birthday party. I think it’s pretty cute that big brother’s 1st birthday was Mickey Mouse… (awww).
Here is Ciara’s invite (I removed the party details):
My very talented cousin created the invite for me. Isn’t it fantastic?
I wanted to add a few DIY touches to the birthday party decor. When Ciara was still in my belly I bought the letters of her name in wood so I can put up in her side of the room. She loves Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so it was an easy decision to go with a Minnie Mouse theme. Learn to create these easy Minnie Mouse Letters, here’s my tutorial!
WOODEN MINNIE MOUSE LETTERS TUTORIAL
- Acrylic paint
- Foam brushes
- Painter’s tape/Scotch tape/Washi tape
- Wood letters
- Silhouette Cameo cutting machine (used to cut the circles)
I had the majority of my supplies at home already.
1. I grabbed the letter and placed the tape where I wanted the division of color. I tried to put it in the middle but you can design however you want. I used a piece of Washi tape I had because my tape magically disappeared.
2. I just wanted to show you the items I used.
3. Start painting your first color! Be careful not to go beyond your tape.
4-5. Carefully paint the other letters (I did a few coats). I did the remaining letters (C, I, A, R, A)
6. While the letters dried I brought out my Silhouette Cameo to cut the circles.
7-8. I used white contact paper I had from a previous project. My circles were about .70 in size. I tried to fit as many circles as a could into the contact paper.
9. I adhered the contact paper circles to the bottom half of my letters. I made sure they were nice and stuck. I painted a coat of the secondary color on top of my adhered circles.
10. I didn’t remove the circles until the paint was completely dry.
11. Unfortunately, the paint still bled through the contact paper. I used the template from the circles to repaint the white areas of the letters. It was time consuming but so worth it!
12. The finished product! I want to add a few more things but I’m not 100% sure what yet. I’ll post an updated picture when I do.
I wanted to offer a few suggestions that may have a better outcome for the circles. You can try to use a stencil and hand paint them in. I also think that just sticking the white contact paper may work. The paper is thin enough that you may not see it. You can also use some Washi tape and wrap it around or even fabric. The possibilities are endless.