Quick DIY: Mickey Mason Jar Centerpiece

Hello, lovely faces!

Over the weekend, I came up with a simple centerpiece idea for a Mickey Mouse themed baby shower. I pretty much just used the supplies I had on hand and –>¬†FAIL <-– didn’t take photos of the process, but it’s easy enough to explain.

Materials for base:

  • A mason jar
  • Red filler (Red Hots, red M&M’s, Hot Tamales are great candy options) – BUY ENOUGH SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO IMPROVISE WITH TISSUE PAPER, MMK?
  • Two white buttons

Materials for Mickey’s head:

  • Go chop off Mickey Mouse’s head… if you laughed, you need help.
  • 1 Large Styrofoam ball
  • 2 Small Styrofoam balls
  • 1 wooden dowel
  • 2 toothpicks
  • Black paint & brush (I used acrylic craft paint)
  • Glue

Process:

  1. Paint the Styrofoam balls black and allow to dry for a few hours.
  2. Stick the dowel in the large Styrofoam ball. If it wiggles around too much, use some glue to secure it inside the “head”.
  3. Put a toothpick inside each smaller Styrofoam ball and stick them into the larger one to form a head with ears.
  4. Fill the mason jar with red candy (or whatever your brilliant little mind came up with) and stick the dowel in the center. My mason jars were on the smallish side, so I had to saw the dowel in half for this to work. Also, I ran out of Red Hots and since the party was 2 hours away, I improvised with red tissue paper for the top portion. YOU DON’T HAVE TO. It looks cheesy, dude. I’m aware.
  5. Glue the two white buttons on the front of the jar.

I think if I had more time, these would’ve turned out better. Can you imagine how cute a Minnie one would be? A bow on top? Adding little skirt somehow? STOPPIT RIGHT NOW.

(Also, the chevron towel is from Target. I saw you eyeballin’ it.)

8 thoughts on “Quick DIY: Mickey Mason Jar Centerpiece

  1. Definitley bought that towel this weekend. I may have to go back and snag a few more. Cute Mickey idea!

  2. The centerpieces were perfect for the shower! They fit right in and looked fantastic. We missed you and hope everyone is feeling better at your house.

  3. This could not be better timing. My daughter’s second birthday is at the end of the month and it’s “Mickey” themed. Good idea lady!! I may use this…

  4. Cute idea! My eyes went straight to that towel when I was at Target last night! I haven’t stopped thinking about it so I’ll have to go back and buy a couple.

  5. So cute! I was eyeing the towel..you’re a psychic! Though, I wasn’t 100% sure it was a towel until you said so. Your kids must have the coolest decorations for parties!

  6. You know it! I have both that chev towel and the black and white one- They pretty much jumped into my cart. That’s a cute center piece, I am throwing a shower for my sister in March and I am strung out on what to do for the tables, but there will surely be mason jars involved…

  7. I’m so glad you’re creative so that I don’t have to be!

    My son is OBsessed with Mickey Mouse and I’m sure I’ll be making these for his 3rd birthday. Thanks!

    Hesper

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