You don’t have to be a Disney Imagineer to create your own Mickey Topiary! Not only is the craft simple, but it won’t require watering or trimming!
|Lisa at 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival|
For me, the best part of any Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival we’ve been to has been the amazing topiaries that
could be found all over the park.
|The detail in Snow White’s face is amazing!|
I love how the characters are magically brought to life using all natural materials. They are absolutely breathtaking.
|Photo: Disney. A Cast Member gives a Mickey Topiary some TLC.|
Disney Imagineers put forth great time and effort into creating their amazing displays. Their creations go from drawing to frame in a time span of 1-3 weeks. The frames are then stuffed with moss and then covered in foliage. The entire process can take many months to create.
|Mickey Topiary centerpiece for Jackson’s “Mickey and Donald Had a Farm” Party!|
I originally made this craft for my son’s Mickey and Donald Have a Farm birthday party. We used them as the centerpieces for the tables. Our project won’t take as long to create as the Disney topiaries, but it will be just as beautiful.
- a flower pot
- a wooden dowel
- red and green paint
- 4 pieces of Styrofoam, 1 large sphere for the head, 2
medium spheres for the ears and one cube to secure the dowel in the pot.
|Bella Paints a flower pot.|
After they dried, we hot glued the ears on the head. After they were dried and set, we hot glued the dowel to the head and stuck it in the pot. It helps if you dig a small hole with the dowel first, then apply the glue.
|The iconic Mickey head shape coming together|
Place the cube shaped Styrofoam into the flower pot. Stick the dowel inside the Styrofoam. If you find it to be wobbly, dig a little hole first and place some hot glue inside. Then insert the dowel into the Styrofoam.
|Mickey Topiaries all in their pots|
Once the Mickey head was in the pot we decorated it with moss and artificial plants to make it look more
like a topiary.
leaves, just like a real topiary.
|Mickey Topiary: The Finished Product|
We think they came out so adorable! We’re hoping you’ll be inspired to create your own topiaries at home to celebrate