My sister Lokotei and I put this together several years ago. Our inspiration was the Mickey-shaped wreaths that adorn Disneyland’s Main Street during the holiday season.
There are a couple of ways you can make your own Mickey wreath. One well-publicized method is to take three wreaths in the proper proportions to each other and attach them together with floral wire and/or hot glue. But if you can’t find three proportionate wreaths, you can use our method, which involves one wreath and one garland. (Whichever method you use, though, make sure the different pieces match! That is, the artificial twigs and needles should all look alike, as though they could be part of the same piece.)
With the wreath-and-garland method, simply bend the end of the garland in a circle, adjust the size to make a good “ear” for your wreath, wire/glue in place, and cut off the rest with heavy-duty wire snips. Then do it again for the other ear. You can also, as we did, attach a loop of floral wire between the ears for easy hanging.
But that’s just the beginning. The real fun part is decorating Mickey! If your goal is to mimic the Main Street wreaths as closely as possible, wind a string of white lights through the wreath (or through the ears, if your main wreath came with lights already installed) and gather a few dozen ball ornaments in red, gold, and green, including both metallic and matte finishes and a few different sizes. Depending upon whether you intend the ornaments to be a permanent part of the wreath or not, either hang them normally with hooks or else run more floral wire through the loops for the hangers and secure them that way. The ornaments should cover the wreath pretty densely, but don’t forget to leave room at the bottom for the bow. Use red flocked ribbon with gold embellishment near the edges. Most craft stores sell devices for the easy construction of multi-looped bows, or you can find instructions online for doing it by hand.
Of course, there’s no reason you have to mimic the Main Street wreaths exactly. Use whatever ornaments you like, or just leave it “naked” like in the photo. Whatever floats your boat. You could even go recursive and hang it with the Mickey-shaped ornaments sold in the parks. In any case, feel free to share your variations on this famous Disneyland decoration!