In March we had this great challenge with Smoothfoam Half Balls and it inspired me to think of a few more things I could create with these bowl shaped half balls. My son recently had a Disney themed birthday party and I knew that mouse-head shaped decorations were going to be a cornerstone of giving the part the perfect Disney feeling. As a crafter, I like to round out the assortment of store-bought party decor with some handmade, over the top decor. I knew the Smoothfoam Half Balls were going to be well suited to the task of creating a giant Mickey head to welcome guests to our front door!

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This project takes about 30 minutes to complete. Here is a how-to video of how I pieced together the Smoothfoam Half Balls to create a mouse head shape.

After creating this base, I applied Elmer's Spray Adhesive to the head shape in sections. I recommend using spray adhesive in a well-ventilated area and placing the item inside of a box or on a tarp to project other surfaces from the adhesive.

The spray adhesive dries quickly, so working in sections, I sprayed the adhesive and then sprinkled black glitter directly onto the adhesive. I continued until the enstire ball was covered with glitter.

Using a craft knife, I cut a small notch on the inside of the 12″ Smoothfoam Half Ball, between the “ears”. I then slid the end of a wreath hanger into the notch to securely hold the head in place on my front door.

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View my post about the birthday party here:  https://hydrangeahippo.com/2014/02/sharing-disneyside/

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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