How to Make a Perfect Mickey Silhouette Without a Die-Cutting Machine

How to Make a Perfect Mickey Mouse Silhouette

My daughter’s Mickey Mouse birthday party was last week, and I had so much fun putting everything together.    While there are TONS of Mickey birthday items you can buy, I decided to make most of the party details myself.   This week I will be sharing all the Mickey Mouse crafts, decorations, and recipes I used for the birthday party, so stay tuned! 

One of the themes I repeated through the whole party was the classic Mickey Mouse silhouette.  I needed lots of paper Mickey heads, but I don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut machine.  Fortunately, Mr. Disney made Mickey’s silhouette easy to replicate, even without a die-cutting machine!

To Make a Perfect Mickey Mouse Silhouette, you will need:

construction paper (mine was just from the dollar store)

circle cutter

adhesive roller

cutting mat with guide lines OR ruler

mickey ears

Cut two circles with 1 1/2 inch diameters.  Place them an inch apart from each other (4 inches from the far side of one circle to the far side of the other).

glue mickey ears

Roll adhesive on the interior quarters of the circles.

paper mickey silhouette

Cut a circle that is 2 1/4 inches in diameter.  Place this circle in the center of your 4 inch width, so that the entire silhouette is 3 inches from top to bottom. Press paper together to help the adhesive stick.

Here’s a handy pinnable image for you to save.

perfect paper mickey ears

I cut out about a thousand of these little guys and used them throughout the party decorations.

mickey birthday bunting

I made a Happy Birthday banner using my PSA Essential stamps and construction paper pennants.

food signs

I used the silhouettes on the food signs for the meal.

mickey mouse party favors

I also made tags for the party favors using the same silhouette technique.  Repeating the Mickey silhouette all over the party gave all the homemade elements the kind of cohesiveness that you normally see with store-bought decorations… for much less money.

Check back throughout the week for many more Mickey Mouse party ideas and tutorials!

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Thanks,  Jessica Hill

 

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