Woman makes adorable Minnie Mouse wreath and it cost just £7
- Elisa Ward’s Minnie Mouse wreath has been a hit online
- The wreath cost Elisa just £7 to make using items from Hobbycraft
- Elisa provides a step-by-step guide to creating the look
We’re always trying to think of ways to brighten up our front door this Christmas, but one mum of four knows how to do wreaths in style.
Elisa Ward, 30, from Staffordshire, shared her stunning Minnie Mouse wreath on Facebook money-saving community to Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing & Bargains Group, where it was met with a warm welcome.
Elisa, who works as a customer service assistant and has four kids aged between two and 13, shared photos of the wreath and wrote: "Made a Disney Minnie Mouse wreath for my front door! All items from hobby craft! Cost around £7 in total!! I added lights so will light up pretty at night. all that’s needed is the bits from hobbycraft and spare decorations/lights from home. All held together by florist tape. Very easy to do and took less than 30 mins to make.”
Her post received nearly 200 likes, with fellow members of the bargain-hunting group commenting:“Looks great!” and “well done, it looks amazing”.
Elisa told LatestDeals.co.uk: "I came up with the idea while browsing around my local Hobbycraft with my sister. We could see these twig wreaths were on sale so put them together in the shop and realised it looked a lot like Mickey Mouse.
"When I got home I had a dig around in my old decoration box and found some leftover holly and berries and ribbon and decided to just have a go.
"The whole process took about 30 minutes in total and cost around £7 in all to make. If you were to buy everything not using bits you have at home I’m guessing the cost would be £5 for the wreaths in Hobbycraft and £1 each for Hobbycraft holly and berries.
“Bows can be bought from B&M for around £2 for a pack of four, battery-operated lights cost around £3 and florist tape is £1.
"I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I have had over 200 likes and comments on Facebook about it and I notice lots of people looking as they walk past my door. I really enjoyed making it and this has given me the confidence to try other DIY decorations in the future!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “I can’t believe this amazing wreath cost just £7 to make! Any Disney fans who love a craft project should try this out this Christmas - what could be better than when Disney meets Christmas?!"
Elisa’s step-by-step guide:
- I placed the smaller wreaths where I wanted the placement to be.
- Using florist tape, I wrapped it around securing each ear to the main wreath.
- I then placed the fake ivy and berries where I wanted them and secured by pulling the twigs apart slightly and winding it through the wreath.
- I then wrapped around the battery lights so all of the wreath was covered and secured them at the very back with florist tape behind the ear.
- Using the wire that attaches the bow to the card I simply pushed this through the twigs on the wreath and twisted to secure.
- Thread a piece of ribbon through the twigs on the wreath just above the placement of the bow. Knot it and pull so the knot is hidden at the back of the wreath.