DIY Glow Ears

diy glow ears

diy glow ears

DIY Glow Ears

Today I’ve got a simple and easy DIY for you! Although this one’s great for the Mickey’s Halloween parties, they’ll also be great for trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood. What makes this DIY glow Ears project so fantastic you ask? This diy is super easy and is great for anyone going to the parks year-round! Save big bucks on glowing Mickey ears and make these simple, re-useable glow ears instead!diy glow ears

Gather Supplies

•Headband
•Glow Stick Bracelets (2)
•Glow Stick Bracelet Connectors (2)
•Glue Gun
•Glow-in-the-dark Glue Sticks
•Tulip Glow-in-the-dark Paint

Assemble

Start by cutting the little bracelet connector piece in two and gluing the piece to the headband with the glow-in-the-dark glue sticks. There’s no exact science to this so don’t stress about the precise location of each one. This is supposed to be fun!diy glow earsStart with the top piece and once it has cooled, place the glow stick into that connector and curl it down to decide where the bottom connector piece should go. Mark the spot with a little dab of glue. Then proceed to glue that piece down. Pro tip: make a ring of glue around the entire headband so that the glue holding the connector piece won’t be pulled off once you place the glowstick. Repeat with both on the other side.diy glow ears

Make It Really Glow

By now, the headband has two ears that can be replaced with new glow sticks nightly. No need to make multiple headbands!! Just toss them nightly and get a fresh glow stick the next evening.diy glow earsWho wants to stop at just glow sticks though?! Starting at the base of the headband, run a line of glow glue around the edges of the headband. Repeat on the opposite side. This is also where you can use the hot end of your glue gun to help shape the already-cooled glue on the headband both around the connector pieces as well as under the headband (where the headband will sit against your head). Smooth it to your liking and you’re done! Or not…

Add Hidden Mickeys

If you’re a true Disney parks fan, you’ll want to add some hidden Mickeys too! Using the fine tip of a tulip glow-in-the-dark fabric paint bottle, squirt one larger and two smaller circles in the shape of Mickey on the top of the headband. For the next Mickey, turn it in the opposite direction and continue the pattern across the entire top portion of the headband.diy glow ears

Show It Off

Now that you’ve got some spiffy new diy glow ears, be sure to get out and show them off!! Mickey’s Halloween party at Disneyland and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween parties would be fantastic for this! Here’s all our spooky fun!Don't buy your Mickey Ears, make them! We've got a simple tutorial that shows you how. These DIY Glow Ears are so easy to make, and they're cute. Make yours before your next Disney vacation!

These fun and simple ears will also look amazing in any park areas that feature black lights (think dark rides and Pandora) since the glow glue reacts really well with black lights! Be sure to share a photo of your diy glow ears on one of our socials if you decide to make some!  ~Meredith °o°

Seashell Picture Frame

DIY Seashell Picture Frame

Seashell Picture Frame

It’s finally summer and family vacations, including beach trips, are in full swing. And I’m so excited to be back today to show you all how to make this fabulous little Seashell Picture Frame. This frame will be perfect to help commemorate your favorite beach memories! I used a photo from our cruise aboard the Disney Dream and just love it! So let’s quit stalling and get started!

What You’ll Need:

  • Old picture frame
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Brown and tan acrylic craft paints
  • Paint brush (sponge or brush)
  • Shells (please purchase from a craft store rather than taking directly from the beach)

Shell Picture Frame DIY

Decide where you want your shells to go BEFORE you glue them. Move them around until you have the best fit and the majority of the old frame is covered. You may also want to paint the entire frame your brown color before you glue if your picture frame is a bright or dark color. I didn’t with mine since it was so similar in color to my shells.

Once you’ve finished gluing your shells, give the inside and entire outer edge a coat of brown paint. Let dry.

You can use your paint drying time to warm up your glue gun. Once it’s dry and using your glue gun, squirt on glue to create a textured surface to the frame edges. This will eventually have a coral-like look! There’s no right or wrong way to do this. I just did little squiggles all around and made sure to not let it glob up too much in any one section.

Go ahead and give it a second coat of brown paint at this point to cover all the plastic-looking glue texture onto your Seashell Picture Frame.

Once it’s dry again, use your tan to lightly brush or sponge-paint the raised areas of the frame’s edges. (The texture you created with the glue gun). Once that’s dry, you’re done!

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And that’s it! Super simple and quick project that has a BIG impact. Please share with us if you make one too!! ~Meredith ºoº

 

DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile

DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile

Our baby loves anything Mickey Mouse. I wanted to make him a baby mobile, and, after I researched mobiles on Pinterest, I  was disappointed that I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for. I was inspired, however, to come up with my own design, and, with some help from my husband, it turned out pretty great. It was cheap, easy, and, best of all, required no sewing. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile.Our DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile tutorial is easy and cheap! Follow these simple steps to create the perfect room decor for your Disney loving baby.

Supplies

  • Embroidery Ring
  • Felt (Black, White, and Red)
  • Glue Gun
  • Pillow Stuffing
  • Stretchy Bracelet Cord

How to Make Your Own

First, trace your Mickey heads on the black felt. I was able to fold the felt over and cut two heads at once. You will need eight total Mickey heads.Next, trace the same head shape (minus the ears,) on the red felt for the pants. Fold the circle in half, and cut off a small amount in a straight line across the top. This way the pants will be the same size as the body, and cover a little less than half of it. Once your pants are finished, it’s time for the buttons. Cut two small oval shaped buttons from the white felt per pair of pants. You’ll have 16 total. Then it’s time to start gluing.Glue the pants to each Mickey head. Then glue the two white buttons to each pair of pants. Once these are done, you should have eight completed Mickey heads. Now you are ready for the next step.  

Carefully Apply Glue

Glue each set of heads together, and start by gluing just the ears. Leave a gap between the ears open for now. Glue down the sides of the head, leaving a small gap (2 inches or so) at the bottom.  After allowing it to dry, add the bracelet cord by poking it through the top hole and out the bottom one. Hold it up against your embroidery ring to get an idea of how long it will be before you cut anything. When you do cut, leave yourself a little extra, just in case. After you’ve got the cord inside, go ahead and stuff them. I grabbed a small pinch of pillow stuffing for each head. When you’ve got it where you want it, go ahead and glue the bottom and top shut all the way. Make sure to hold it shut for a bit after you glue it so that it doesn’t pull apart. You may get some hot glue on your fingers, so watch out!

DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile Assembly

After all of the heads are assembled, glue them to the embroidery ring.  I glued each one to the ring’s inside edge, keeping them at the four compass points so that the mobile will hang straight when it is finished.  Trim off any extra cord from the bottom at this time.  

When the heads are glued down, add in some little accent pieces to the cord.  I cut out some more pairs of Mickey heads from the black felt. I just sandwiched the cord in between two and glued them down.  

Cut two more pieces of cord that are exactly the same length, and glue these to the outer edge of the ring, let dry, and hang up your awesome Mickey mobile!

Check the video for more in-depth instructions and tips.

I hope your baby enjoys this baby mobile as much as our sweet guy does!

Thanks to Beth from Paper Angels vlog for this post and accompanying photos and video!

DIY Wreath: Inspired by Starbucks and Disney

DIY Wreath

It’s finally time to deck the halls and trim the trees, and have we got a treat for you! My DIY Sirenbucks Ornament Wreath will help you celebrate with two of our favorite things; Disney and Starbucks!

While perusing the facebook one day, I came across a cute collection of Disney characters as Starbucks logos and have since wanted to find something crafty to make with them. And I’ve finally found the perfect fit! You see, I’d been collecting these little coffee cup stoppers for quite some time and had the idea to make some sort of wreath. I knew I wanted to incorporate candy canes (because naturally my favorite Starbucks drink is a peppermint mocha), but didn’t really have any clear direction until I saw that fb post. It was like a light bulb going off! I can make a Sirenbucks wreath!! “I’ll use an ornament to display the logo and fill it with real coffee beans,” I thought. And after finding the wired ribbon for 70% off at Michael’s I was ready to get this project going.

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Supplies

  • Wire Wreath Form
  • 25 ft Wired Ribbon
  • 12 Candy Canes
  • 18 Starbucks Coffee Cup Stoppers
  • Washi Tapes in Coordinating Colors
  • Clear Ornament Bulb with Flat Back
  • Decorative Ribbon for Bow
  • Small Wired String Lights*
  • Small Amount of Coffee Beans
  • Print Out of your Favorite Starbucks/Disney Mashup (not my original design but it’s available to print here)
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • *Golden Mickeys confetti saved from our Disney Cruise (Don’t worry, if you haven’t cruised! You can use whatever here!)

*Optional: These items aren’t necessary, but definitely add to the overall look.

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Directions

Step One: Start by tying a knot securing the wired ribbon to the wreath frame. Create loops with the ribbon by pushing the wired ribbon in-between the wreath frame. Continue creating loops to fluff out until the entire frame is covered. If you aren’t sure how this works, you can refer to this tutorial I found on pinterest.

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Step Two: Use a glue gun to secure a coffee stopper to the bottom of each candy cane heart. You’ll be gluing and working from the back until the entire candycane/stopper “snowflake” is secured together. So, once you glue it, be sure to leave it facing down and try not to move them around too much for best results. Continue until you have 6 candy cane hearts.

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Step Three: Lay the candy cane hearts together and position stoppers inside the top of the heart so that the ends of the stoppers point inward towards the center of the wreath. Glue and secure the stoppers to the candy canes and the points where the candy cane hearts touch one another. Once dry, you can also add washi tape around where the candy canes touch for a little more security and p’zazz.

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Step Four: Find your favorite Disney/Starbucks mashup logo online and print out so that it’s the same diameter as the flat circle on the back of your ornament. Also, my ornament has a diameter of 2.5″.  I liked the Sirenbucks best because Ariel is my girl, but go with whatever is your fav! Then, cut out and glue or mod podge the logo to the back of your ornament. You could also coat the back with some glue from a glue stick and roll it slightly to insert it into the ornament.

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Step Five: Add some real coffee beans into your ornament stopping just before the word “coffee” on your logo is covered. Remove the wire hook portion from the ornament top (it won’t be hanging so this is just in the way). With the hook gone, the cap won’t stay on by itself, so add some glue and secure it to the ornament. Add some coordinating washi tape around the top and a cute little bow atop and the ornament is done!

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Step Six: Secure the ornament to the ends of the coffee stoppers centering the ornament the way you like it best. Then glue everything down to the ribbon-covered wreath frame. I glued all of the candy canes as well as the stoppers so I wouldn’t have to worry about anything falling off.

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Step Seven (optional): Use a glue stick (NOT a hot glue gun!) to glue the Golden Mickeys to the inside of your hearts. Then string the wired lights through and around the wreath. There’s really no set way to do this. Just eyeball it! 🙂 I used the washi tape to secure the little battery pack to the wreath frame. And no one says you have to stop here either! If you’ve got other little knick-knacks that may relate to your design, then add them too! This one would look great with a few little dinglehoppers, a couple of thing-a-ma-bobs, and maybe even a snarfblat!

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Step Eight: Hang and enjoy!

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Happy Holidays

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial because I really do love sharing my crafty adventures. Please help us share this with as many Disney folks as we possibly can! You can find us on the following socials: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, & YouTube.

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