This Minnie Mouse tutorial can be used for any container that you would like to decorate. It is very easy to do and very cost effective for gifts, household things as well as cupcake toppers.

You will need:

  • Minnie Mouse image found here
  • Container that you would like to decorate
  • Coloured paper/stock card of your choice according to the amount of containers you wish to decorate (I used 1 piece of pink paper)
  • Coloured ribbon ( I used polka dots to go with Minnie Mouse’s hair bow and used 1.5m of ribbon for the 3 containers)
  • pencil
  • Craft glue that when dry is transparent
  • Normal glue
  • Fine glitter
  • A piece of paper for when using the glitter
  • Scissors
  • Pretty bead (use with caution if for smaller children)
  • Clothing line peg

How to do it:

  1. Colour print the Minnie Mouse images. There are 5 on the page and I only needed three so I used so crop the images and use what I needed. If like me you don’t have a colour printer, email or put the images onto a flash drive and take it to an internet café or printing shop. It does increase your costs slightly but will look better than in black and white.
  2. Cut out the Minnie Mouse images
  3. Trace the top of your containers lid onto the coloured paper with a pencil
  4. Cut out the shape that you traced and use the normal glue to glue the Mini Mouse images onto the coloured paper, leaving a slight border between the two.
  5. Put the picture onto another piece of paper so that it is easier to catch the glitter when you use it.
  6. Using your craft glue, make slight dots in the places that you would like to put the glitter on the Minnie Mouse picture. I put dots on the circle around Minnie Mouse as well as on her bow.
  7. Sprinkle the glitter over the glue and wait for about 30 seconds for it to dry before shaking the excess glitter off. You can then use the paper to put the excess glitter back into its bottle.



8. Using the craft glue again, make dots on the container lid where you would like the  Minnie  Mouse circle to be and stick the circle onto it. Leave it to dry thoroughly. You can use the back of the pencil to lightly smooth any bubbles that may be created by the glue.

9. Take the ribbon and tie it quite tightly around the container so that it does not fall off and make a bow at the end.

10. This step is not necessary but does give it a nice sparkle. Please take the child’s age into consideration and do not use any beads that are easy to swallow. Using the craft glue put a glue dot on the centre of the bow and place your bead onto the glue dot. Use the peg to help fasten it to the ribbon. Wait until it is dry before removing the peg

I put play dough into it for a gift but you can use it to put anything in. You can also use the above steps with a different character besides Minnie Mouse.

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