Our daughter’s first birthday party was a Minnie Mouse themed birthday, so we completed the decor with a Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree.
A fun Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Lollipop Centerpiece that has become one of my most popular pins on Pinterest. The Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Head does take some time to create but it is so worth it.
This Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree tutorial will make it easy for you to replicate the same idea. It certainly is something that takes some time to make, but it is worth it.
It takes some patience and A LOT of Dum Dums (more than you think). It’s a great conversation starter at the party and fun to eat. Here’s how to make a Minnie Mouse Lollipop Tree for a birthday party!
Where can I buy a Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree?
If you have no interest in completing this project on your own, not to worry. There are plenty of people who craft Dum Dum Trees on Etsy. I have seen everything from Minnie Mouse themed to a first baptism. They can be made for just about any occasion.
What can I use as a base for my Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree?
I used a small clay pot to be the base of our Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree centerpiece but I have also seen other people use vases. Since creating my original post in 2012, I have seen this idea evolve into many fun ideas.
Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree DIY
What You Need to make a Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree
- (2) 5in styrofoam balls
- (1) 10in styrofoam ball
- sturdy wooden dowels
- Super Glue (check out my favorite crafting glue)
- 3 LARGE bags of Dum-Dums (you might need more)
- small clay pot
Easily snag some of the above-needed items for the Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Tree by clicking below. I honestly swear by Aleenes Original Tacky Glue. It has been a favorite in my crafting box for many years and many uses.
The items below might be found at your local craft store, but I’ve found the Styrofoam balls are not always easily found. Especially when they are out of season for floral arrangements. I have made it easy to find with these links below from Amazon. With Prime Membership, you’ll have these items in no time.
Minnie Mouse Dum Dum Lollipop Centerpiece Instructions
Begin by securing the two 5in styrofoam balls to the 10in. Do this by inserting a dowel (or two) into the “ears” inserting them into the 10in styrofoam ball. You may want to use Super Glue to secure these.
Begin inserting the Dum-Dums around the 10in ball. It will get very heavy so start here!
Finish off by inserting Dum-Dums into the “ears”. You may need to cut some of the Dum-Dum sticks in half so they don’t push out the other side of Dum-Dums.
Turn the clay pot upside down and decorate/embellish as you wish.
Insert 3 dowels in a group on the underside of the 10in styrofoam ball and secure the entire centerpiece into the ceramic pot by turning it upside down and securing it on the bottom hole.
Embellish the “ears” with a cute bow. That finishes your Minnie Mouse lollipop tree.
To make things easier, I have listed the instructions below in a printable card. I hope this idea ads some fun for your next birthday party!