DIY Minnie Mouse Invitation With Real Bow + Free Minnie Ears Template
With today’s tutorial you will learn how to make your own Minnie Mouse Invitations with a real bow! Real elements such as ribbons, blings and bows always add special details to make your invitations super fabulous! Who doesn’t like impressing their guests with super creative party elements? I can guarantee that your guests will absolutely love your handmade Minnie Mouse Invitations and I’m sure that your little one will love them too!
These Minnie Mouse Invitations are one of my party boutique’s best sellers and today I’m going to show you how to put them together. I will also show you how to make a super easy yet beautiful bow to add to your Minnie Mouse invitations. So, let’s get started:
Card Stock Paper: Black, White and Your choice of matching color for your theme decorations (pink shown).
Hot Glue or Double Sided Tape
Wired Ribbon (for bows, wired ribbon is best for easy bow making)
Pencil or Pen for Tracing
Mickey and Minnie Ears Template (Provided on Step 1)
Circle Invitation Template (For Party Details and information. Provided on Step 3)
First we want to take care of the printing and cutting out and then we can start to put the invitations together.
Step 1: Download, save and print your Minnie Ears Template on your black cardstock paper. Print as many Minnie ear templates that you need to invite everyone on your guest list. Click here for ~> Mickey and Minnie Mouse Ears Outline Template for DIY Minnie Mouse Invitations .
The Minnie Ears Template is black, but you should be able to see the printed outline on your black card stock paper. Proceed to cut out the Minnie Ears Shape being careful to follow the circle like pattern.
Step 2: Optional. You will now use your Minnie Ears Shaped paper to trace the outer flap used to hold in your invitations. You can choose to place your invitations in regular envelopes and you can skip this step.
Cut out your first outer flap and use it as a template to trace and cut out as many as you need for your invitations.
Step 3: Download, save and edit your Circle Invitation Template. Click here for ~> Minnie Invitation Circle Template Please note: This file is a Microsoft Word File so that you can easily edit the details for your party. If you do not have Word installed in your computer you can download OpenOffice, a free desktop software that is compatible with all of Microsoft’s programs. Open the file and start editing the details for your invitation. You can play around with the different font formats in Word (or OpenOffice) including changing the color of the font, changing the font, size etcetera, until you get the look that you want. Once you have edited the circle invitation print your Circle Invitation Template onto your white cardstock paper. This file has 4 circle invitation templates per page. Print as many circle templates that you need to invite everyone on your guest list. I usually use the font Waltograph (Walt Disney Font) for any Minnie or Mickey Mouse Project. If you would like to download the Walt Disney Font Click Here To Download. Remember to install the font before editing your invitation details.
Note: If you have any issues downloading the Minnie Invitation Circle Template above, you can download it from our google drive ~> HERE.
Once you have printed your circle invitations proceed to cut them out being careful to follow the circle shape.
At this point you should have all of the template cutouts that you need for your invitations.
Step 4: Optional Glue the Outer flap that will hold your circle invitation template inside your invitation. Spread glue carefully along the edge of your half moon shaped flap and then glue it onto your Minnie Ears Cutout. (You can choose to place your invitations in regular envelopes and you can skip this step. )
Making Your Bows
Step 5: Cut your wired ribbon into 12 inch pieces. Then fold the edges towards the middle.
Your ribbon should measure approximately 4.25 inches after folding.
Now for the super easy fun part! Cut a piece of curling ribbon and place it in the center of your folded wired ribbon. Tie the curling ribbon around your wired ribbon with a tight knot and cut out the excessive curling ribbon.
Cut a small piece of your wired ribbon, cover the curling ribbon with it and glue it on the back side to keep it secure.
Voila! You have made a super easy bow!
Step 6: Use hot glue to attach your bow to the Minnie Ears Cutout, hold it in place for about 20 seconds to make sure it has a strong hold. Make sure to glue it very close to the edge because you will need space to insert your circle invitation. Once you have glued your bow on. You can proceed to fluff your bow up. This is very easy to accomplish with Wired ribbon!
Super cute! Right?
Step 7: Insert your circle invitation cut outs by slipping them between your half moon shaped flaps and the Minnie Mouse Cutouts.
That’s It! You are done! Now you have a unique handmade Minnie Mouse invitation for your little one’s amazing party!
You may have to trim a little here and there to accomplish the rounded look for your invitations.
If you want to use regular envelopes for your invitations and wish to skip the outer half moon shaped flap all together, simply glue your circle invitation template onto your Minnie Ears as shown in the yellow accented Minnie Mouse Invitation below.
Here’s a peek of how your Minnie Mouse Invitations would look in a #6 envelope. You can always use a different size envelope. The trick is to insert your invitations in your envelopes, making sure the bow portion is shown. Your bow is one of the focal points of your invitation, so you want to make sure you show it off!
Whew! These Minnie Mouse Invitations are very easy, but they definitely take a bit of time to make. In the end it’s well worth it! You end up with super cute and unique Minnie Mouse Invitations. If you are very crafty, the time you invest will be full of fun craftiness!
On a boy mommy note, follow the same steps minus the bow and you have the perfect Mickey Mouse Invitation!
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Happy Minnie Mouse Invitation Making!