Have you been thinking about Christmas? July will be here in a few days and you know what that means? Christmas in July! But before we get to that,
Making coasters for gift giving is real popular among our group! Millie was inspired by Stella's Crochet Cat Coasters to crochet a Mickey Mouse coaster. I love Disney and was inspired by Millie's Mickey Mouse Crochet Coaster! But since I don't crochet, I came up with the idea of using string beads that I got during a Christmas clearance sale a few years ago and made a beaded Mickey Mouse coaster! How cool is that!
The beaded coaster was easy peasy to make! I used a Styrofoam cup to trace the head on a foam sheet and a smaller plastic one for the ears. Other supplies included Fabri-Tac fabric glue, scissors and the string beads.
Cut out Mickey's head after tracing a head on the foam sheet using cups the cups.
Apply glue to the center and begin coiling the beads around in a circle. Continue adding glue and coiling the beads.
Once the head is coiled, continue to the left ear, this time applying glue on the edge first, coiling the beads toward the center - making sure to add glue before coiling the beads.
Cut off excess beads once reaching the center of the ear.
Add glue to the area between the ears and on to the right ear. Run the beads along the glue, coiling from the outside, into the center. Cut off excess beads.
Straighten and press down beads, if necessary, while the glue is still wet and then allow to dry.
Enjoy your Mickey Mouse Coaster and be sure to make several for gift giving!
Please check out our Handmade Christmas items below that we've made so far!
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And don't forget to join us for Christmas In July, starting
Wednesday, July 6!
Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Christmas Crafting!