DIY Mickey Mouse Heirloom Christmas Ornament

Some of my most special Christmas memories as a child was sitting with my sister and unboxing the christmas decorations every year. I’d love remembering the stories behind each ornament, where we’d bought it or who made it. My mum still has every ornament and when I see them on her tree I feel those magical moments flooding back.

Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au

Disney Jr Christmas Craft

When I was asked to take a little inspiration from the characters featured on Disney Junior to create something special for Christmas I knew that Emma would love to make a Mickey Mouse ornament – he’s one of her favourite characters on Disney Junior, and I’ve got quite a soft spot for the little guy too.

I thought it would be a lovely idea to personalise the ornament with a name and date so she can look back on it for years to come and remember the time we spent making it together.
These little heirloom ornaments would also make lovely gifts for family and friends, make a big batch and add a special message of your choice.

You will need:

Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au

  • White Air Dry Clay
  • Clay cutting and sculpting tools
  • Rolling pin
  • Circle templates, one slightly smaller than the other – I’ve used a cookie cutter and drink bottle lid
  • Alphabet & Number stamps
  • Acrylic paint, colour of choice – I’ve chosen gold and red
  • Paint brush
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Water for moistening clay and rinsing brush

How to:

Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
1. Cut about a quarter of a block of clay and knead well.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
2. Roll out clay to 1/2cm thickness
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
3. Mark out the classic Mickey head shape by gently pressing the large circle template onto the clay for the head.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
4. Mark out the ears with the smaller template.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
5. Make sure not to press all the way through.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
6. Cut out the shape with a clay tool.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
7. Make a hole for hanging.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
8. Remove excess clay and smooth down sharp edges with a damp finger.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
9. Stamp letters with your message into the clay shape.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
10. Leave aside to dry overnight.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
11. Once thoroughly dry, paint with a thin coat of gold paint (or whichever colour you choose). You can also leave it natural, just seal with a coat of Mod Podge.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
12. Add a contrasting colour to the letter impressions to help them stand out.
Disney Mickey Mouse DIY Clay Christmas Ornament mypoppet.com.au
13. Leave to dry and add a cord for hanging.

All Done! Time to decorate your Christmas tree.
Gold Mickey Mouse Personalized Disney Christmas Ornament DIY clay mypoppet.com.au

With a little inspiration from the characters featured on Disney Junior The Channel, you can create Magical Christmas Moments with your little one, to treasure and share with your family.

Make sure to tag with @DisneyJuniorAUNZ and #DJMagicalMoments on Instagram so everyone can see your creation.

Disney Junior The Channel is where magical storytelling comes to life! Available in all Foxtel subscribing homes; channel 709 and Fetch.
Disney Jr Christmas Craft

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