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DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper

Hello Everyone!

As many of you already know I am headed to Disney World soon to participate in the Crochet Crowd’s Wish Upon A Stitch! I am so excited!  So to prep for the trip I have been making new Mickey Ears like this Black Rose one and I just finished a DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper!

This is the new Magic Band 2- so that means you can pop the middle part out and put it in a Magic Keeper! I love the versatility of the new Magic Bands.

I made a Mulan Inspired Magic Band this time (Last Time I did a Steampunk Beauty and the Beast– here is the link to the Blog Post and Video)

Here is the video tutorial:

 

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I painted a base coat with nail polish then I painted 3 coats of this beautiful red color and I painted the edges with a copper color. Use nail polish, it seems to work the best with magic bands. The last one I had held up really well and so I am doing the same thing this time.

Just like last time I added a watch face because I wear my magic band on my left hand and I didn’t want it to interfere with my watch.

Once the nail polish was dry I glued (I used E6000) on charms and rhinestones and whatever else I could find. I found a Dragons, Chinese Coins, Rhinestones, flower, and a sword for symbolizing Mulan.

Once the glue was dried I painted a final coat of base coat on the magic band. Let it all dry and you are good to go!

Fair warning-It may not work with all the paint on the magic band… I had no problems last time, but you never know with the new version. I will try it out and let you know how it goes.

DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper

 

DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper

DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper

DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper

These Magic Keepers are so cute, but plain black. I just have to paint everything, and I think it looks so cute now that it is done!

I painted a layer of clear gesso to prime the plastic to prep it for water marbling. For water marbling I just had a bin of water and then I placed drops of nail polish and swirled them around. Once I was happy with my marbling I dipped my Magic Keeper in the water and it turned out so cute!

Once it was dry I added some holographic nail polish on top to add some sparkle, you can never have too much sparkle.  Once it is all dry I added a layer of base coat on the top to seal it, now it is good to go for my week at Disney!

 

DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper

DIY Magic Band and Magic Keeper

Have you ever decorated a Magic Band? How did you decorate it?

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DIY Halloween Floral Mickey Mouse Ears

Hello Everyone!

DIY Halloween Floral Mickey Mouse Ears! What more do you need for a trip to Disney World?

As many of you already know, I love Disney! It is my happy place and I love being able to go. In Oct I will be crocheting with the Crochet Crowd at Disney World! I am so excited!

As I get ready for this awesome adventure I decided I needed new Mickey Mouse ears! I like to make a pair for each day I am there, so get ready to see more ears, lol.

This first pair uses black eyeball roses from the dollar store. They are so cute and since I will be there during Halloween,  these ears will be perfect!

DIY Halloween Mickey Mouse Ears

This is a pretty easy project, which is great because I will need to make a few, lol

Materials:

  • Headband (I found a pack on eBay)
  • Thick foam
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue
  • Roses
  • Combs
  • Ribbon
  • Mickey Ear Template (I found mine here: Template)

Instructions:

Cut out your template, save it when you are done in case you want to make more ears

DIY Halloween Mickey Mouse Ears

Cut some felt in the shape of your ear template.

DIY Halloween Mickey Mouse Ears

To help thicken up your ears add some thick foam to the center of your ears. The flowers need a little help stabilizing.

DIY Halloween Mickey Mouse Ears

Hot glue your foam and felt to your headband. Be mindful of the placement, you don’t want your ears too close together and not too far apart. Then I added ribbon along the edge to cover up the foam.

Now it time for the fun part, hot glue your roses on to your ears. I used 6 bundles of roses from the dollar store. (4 were ones with eyeballs and 2 were just plain black roses) Go to town filling you ears with roses. I do the front and backs when I make ears, I think they turn out nicer that way. Add spiders and any other spooky element you want.

I did add some hair combs to the headband to help keep it on my head. They are not heavy, but the combs help them stay on your head.

Now you are ready to rock your new ears! This is a big, bold look that will be perfect for Disney!

 

DIY Halloween Mickey Mouse Ears

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Rust Painted Stormtrooper Helmet

Rust Painted Stormtrooper Helmet

These vinyl Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets look worn and old with a DIY rust paint technique.

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back! I have missed you guys! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

2017 is going to be amazing with all these new project I have for you!

The first is this rust pained Stormtrooper helmet. With the passing of Carrie Fisher I thought I needed to do a Star Wars inspired craft.

This time I did the rust painting a little differently than when I painted the Rust Angel. You can revisit that post here: Rust Angel

Materials:

  • Stormtrooper Vinyl Helmet- You can find it here: Helmet
  • Rust paints. I used some cheap teal colored acrylic paint I had on hand, some Folk Art rust paints, and Prima Marketing rust paste. You can find the Rust past here: Rust Paste
  • Brushes and spray sealer and black gesso

Instructions:

The first step is to paint a coat of Black Gesso. This is the primer and it will make it easier for the paint to adhere to the vinyl.

Then I added some teal paint I had in my stash. Add this in a random fashion, and not all over.

Then I added the yellow from the Prima Marketing rust paste paint pallet. Just a bit, to make it random.

Then I added the middle color of the Prima Marketing rust paste. Keep it random. It looks a little funky at the is point, but it gets so much better when you add the darker coats, believe me, lol.

 

Then I added the darkest of the Prima Marketing colors. I liked it, but it needed more, so I added some of the Folk Art rust paint that I used for the Angel. I did like how the Prima Marketing

Make sure you can still see the other colors peaking though making it look natural, like it has been left out in the forest for a long time.

When you are happy with your rust painting spray it all with a sealer to keep the texture on the helmet.

 

Such a fun project! I have a few more things to show you this year that are all rusty and old looking! I can’t wait!

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Disney Frozen Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone!

I just love Disney movies. They are so wonderful watch and when it is a musical it is even better. I own just about all of the Disney soundtracks and I will always sing along at the top of mu lungs, especially when I am driving. haha. My son just loves it when I do that…

Anyway, I found this great Disney Frozen puzzle at the Dollar Store and I knew that it would be perfect for a mixed media canvas.

Disney Frozen Mixed media Canvas

Materials:

~Puzzle

Disney Frozen Mixed media Canvas

~Canvas

~Stencil

~Prima Marketing’s Art Basic Modeling Paste, mica powders, Soft Gloss Gel, and 3D Gloss Gel

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~Clear gesso

~Mod Podge

~Swirl and snowflake stencils

Instructions:

First put the puzzle together. This is a fun part, I love putting puzzle together. Once it is together I painted the back with Mod Podge to help keep it together while I applied Gesso to the front.

Apply a layer of clear gesso to the front of the puzzle. This will help the paint adhere to the puzzle.

While the puzzle is drying you will need to work on the canvas. For the first layer I added some swirl stencils that I thought looked like snow swirling around. Prefect for the Frozen motif. I used a stencil and modeling paste and add the stencils everywhere. This is a great base layer that adds texture and interest. 

Disney Frozen Mixed media Canvas

Then I glued the puzzle to the canvas with 3d gloss gel.

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Then I mixed mica powders in pink and blue and purple and silver with soft gloss gel and dry brushed painted it all over the canvas. I highlighted the stencils and created interest with the mica powders.

Disney Frozen Mixed media Canvas

Once the painting was dry I added the rhinestones and snowflake gems. Stick them everywhere to add sparkle and dimension to the canvas.

Disney Frozen Mixed media Canvas

Once it is all dry use a clear spray sealer to protect your work. This fun canvas is perfect for any Disney fanatic.

 

Disney Frozen Mixed media Canvas

Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great week so far. Our weekend snow storm ended on Sun and now the sun is out and the weather is beautiful. I love spring in Colorado!

Anyway, I was at the Dollar Store the other day (of course I was at the Dollar Store… I seem to be there a lot, haha) and while I was there I saw these really cute Disney action figures. Once I saw them I knew they would be perfect as magnets and tacks for my office.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

This is a pretty easy DIY so here you go.

Materials:

~Action Figures

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~ magnets or tacks

~ glue (I used Loctite)

~ Sandpaper

~ Masking tape

Instructions:

~ Find where you want to place the tack or magnet, some of the action figures are easier to figure out than others. I had a little bit of a hard time with Donald because of the way his back is arched, but eventually I did find a good spot to glue his tack on.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

~ I rough up the spot where I wanted to glue down the magnet or tack, this will help adhere the glue. I also roughed up the tack.

~ glue the magnet or tack in place. I put masking tape over the magnet or tack to help hold it in place while the glue was drying.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar StoreDIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

~ FYI Dory had to be trimmed in the back so she could lay flat. Some of your action figures may need to be trimmed as well.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

And that is it, I can’t wait to go back to the dollar store and see what other action figures they have and see what I can do with them!

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

DIY Cinderella draw string bag

Last weekend while I was at the dollar store I saw these magic towels. I had seen them before and I thought they looked neat, but I don’t like using them as actual towels. They are thin and scratchy so I have never purchased them. When I saw them this weekend my crafty, creative juices started flowing. So I bought a few or 15. Whatever. I am sure I will find uses for them.

Here are some of the awesome magic towels I picked up. So many choices! I can’t wait to get my crafting on!

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

For this project I thought I would decorate a plain drawstring bag. I have to say that everything is better with sparkles and Cinderella!

My son is so patient and tolerant modeling my new bag. He didn’t even protest when I asked him to model my bag. He makes my heart sing Red heart

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

This is pretty easy to do and you can use any magic towel to customize it to  you heart’s content.

Materials:

~ magic towel (prewashed and ironed. You want to make sure it is flat and ready to use)

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

~ Wonder under or any iron on fusible web. ( I just used what I had on hand)

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

~ Fabric Paint

~ Scissors

~ rhinestones

~ Rhinestone glue. ( I used Aleene’s Jewel it)

 diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

Instructions:

1. Wash and dry and iron your magic towel. That gets it ready for its transformation.

2. Iron your drawstring bag. I got my bag at JoAnns, but I am sure you can find them just about anywhere.

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

3. Iron your fusible web on to the back of the towel.

4. Carefully cut out Cinderella.

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

5. Peel the backing off. You can see the Cinderella wording and shoe, but I decided not to use them.

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

6. Iron Cinderella to the bag.

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

7. When Cinderella is cool start going around the edge with fabric paint. I found that I had to make a thicker line than I usually do because of how thick the towel is. I wanted to make sure the towel won’t unravel and that Cinderella stayed in place.

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 diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

Once that was done I had Cole try on the bag and I decided that it didn’t have enough sparkle. I am sure you surprised that I didn’t think it had enough sparkles, right?

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

8. I had these packets of rhinestones that I found at the dollar store that I thought would work perfectly. They are connected together in strips, which worked perfectly.

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

9. I laid the strips out in a pattern that I liked

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

10. Once I got it how I liked I glued the rhinestones down. This is to make sure the rhinestones stay on the bag.

11. let dry over night and then you are ready to rock an awesome Cinderella bag. Doesn’t Cole look great rocking the bag? He is a great sport.

 

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

diy Cinderella magic towel drawstring bag

DIY Tangled T-shirt

Any trip to Disneyland requires  new t-shirts, right? I will use any excuse to make a Disney shirt!

I love Tangled, it is one my favorite movies. This meme describes me perfectly.

 

So what better way to show my love than to make a Tangled t-shirt.  Here I am wearing my shirt at California Adventure. You can barely make out my Steampunk Mickey ears. I will be doing a tutorial on those in the the next few weeks or so!

DIY Tangled t shirt

Materials

~ Pre washed t shirt

~ Tangled sun stencil. I got mine off the Disney Family Fun website (link here)

~ Fabric Paint

~ Freezer paper

~ Exacto knife

~ Cardboard

~ Iron on transfer paper

 

Instructions

1. Cut around the sun you want to make into a stencil for your t-shirt

DIY Tangled t shirt

2. Tape your sun to your freezer paper (I forgot to take picture of this step, so please as me questions if I am unclear) Cut out your sun like a stencil and then you will iron your freezer paper to your shirt. Place the shiny side down and cover with a cloth and iron the stencil into place.

 

3. Start filling in the sun with fabric paint. Protect the back of your shirt with cardboard. The glittery the better.

DIY Tangled t shirt

4. Let this dry over night. While this is drying you can move on to the next step.

DIY Tangled t shirt

4. Find a Flynn Rider wanted poster online. There are tons out there so find one that you like and will work for you

 

5. Print on iron on transfer paper

 

6. Iron the wanted poster according to the directions.

DIY Tangled t shirt

7. Let it cool completely and then you can rock your new shirt! 

Here are some pictures of the front of the shirt

DIY Tangled t shirt       DIY Tangled t shirt

And here is a picture of the back. It is surprisingly hard to take a picture of the back of your shirt. Smile

 

DIY Tangled t shirt

My son and I on a ride at California Adventure

DIY Tangled t shirt

Annnnnnd he is done with the selfies, can you tell Smile Ah teenage boys, they are fun!

But at least you can see the Steampunk Mickey ears better.

DIY Tangled t shirt

DIY Mickey Messenger Bag

When we went to Disneyland I decided that I “needed”  a new bag to hold my wallet and essentials. I didn’t want it too big, just big enough to carry what I needed for the day. Of course I decided that I needed this bag the day before we left. And of course I wanted to use a product that I have never used before. Nothing can go wrong with this scenario, right?? wrong! All kinds of things happened and and few tries later I ended up with a new bag. It only took me 3 times as long, but it did get done Smile 

DIY Disney Mickey messenger Bag

 

I will give you the instructions on how you should do it  and I will even tell you what not to do, haha!

Materials:

~ messenger bag

~ stencil of what you want to create

~ Graphite paper

~ rhinestones

~ fabric paint

~ E-6000 glue

~ Silver Sharpie

 

Instructions:

1. Pick out the messenger bag you want to decorate. I found this black on at Hobby Lobby, and I used a coupon so it wasn’t too expensive. Much cheaper than anything I would find at Disney in their stores Smile . It worked very well, except with all the decoration the flap was a little heavy and when I snapped it the flap would fold weird. So I just never snapped the flap and let it hang, and that worked out just fine.

 

messenager bag     messenager bag

2. Print out what you what to put on your bag, I found a Mickey head silhouette and the quote. I downloaded a free Disney font and typed the quote in a word processing program and printed it at home. (here is the first problem I had. Instead of the stencil I cut out the Mickey shaped with  glitter iron on transfer paper. then I tried to iron it onto the bag.  It didn’t iron on well and was pealing up. I decided to try again, so I picked off the first one and made a new Mickey head and ironed it on again. Once again it did not work. So I picked off what I could and went on to plan B.  I am going to have to figure out what I did wrong. Do you guys have any thought or suggestions?)

3. Place your stencil and quote on the bag.

lay out stencil and quote

 

4. Cut out some graphite, big enough to put under the quote. Trace the quote onto the bag and the graphite paper will transfer the quote onto the bag. The graphite paper I had was hard to read, but manageable

Graphite paper     Lay out quote

5. Trace the words with a silver Sharpie. I traced it about 3 times. A fabric marker would work as well.

trace quote with sharpie

6. I used Stickles in 2 colors to fill in the stencil. This is another example of a project not working as well as I thought. Stickles are not really good for fabric. We all know this, but if you remember I was doing this the night before we left so I had to use what I had on hand and that was Stickles. I put 2 coats of Stickles on then put a coat of E-6000 glue over the top to seal it in. It worked ok and held up for the week, but I think it would have been better with fabric paint.

lay out stencil

7. Once your Mickey is on and your quote is good to go then add Rhinestones all over. Originally I planned on the bag with no rhinestones, but it was a little too plain for my tastes and I added the sparkle.

 

posing with the bag

That is it. It held up all week with only a few rhinestones falling off, but that is not bad considering all the problems I had along the way.

What ideas do you have for a bag?

What problems have you had with your crafting projects and how did you fix them?

Turn a plain cadet hat into something that will turn heads

As you all know by now I can’t leave well enough alone. I had these two cadet hats that were fine plain, but not I knew that I could make them better with just a few items.

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Materials:

~ Hat, almost any hat will do

~ Bling, whatever you want to decorate your hat with

~ E-6000 glue

~ scissors

 

Instructions:

Black Hat:

1. Plan out your design. This is important so you can make sure you have room for your wonderful design

~ The black hat I used pieces from Hobby Lobby. The big flower is a Fashion Tid Bit and the swirls are from the scrapbook section. I forgot to take pictures while I was working so I went back to Hobby Lobby and took pictures after the fact. That is why you can still see the price tag in the picture.

~ I just cut the swirls out and shaped them to get the look I was going for. I didn’t use the whole package, which is good because that means there is more for me use on a different project!

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black cadet hat

2. Glue the design down with E-6000. Even though the swirls have adhesive on them I sill glued them so they would stick really good.

3. Wait 24 hours before wearing to make sure the glue is nice and dry.

 

Tan hat:

1. Plan the design

route 66 cadet hat

2. Glue the row of rhinestones on near the brim of the hat. I had to cut one of the rhinestone rows to make sure it fit.

3. Glue the patch on the center of the hat.

 

route 66 cadet hat front

4. Wait 24 hours before wearing to make sure the glue is nice and dry.

 

Here I am wearing the black hat before I went to Disneyland for the day (so please excuse the lighting Smile ). It held up great, the glue held perfectly and nothing has fallen off yet!

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And here I am wearing it at the Hoover Dam with my son.

It is always a lot more fun to wear things you make, do you think? What are your ideas for a new hat?

 

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DIY Rhinestone Mickey Shirt

If you follow my instagram you know all about my trip to Disneyland. It was beyond awesome! We had a wonderful time.

As you probably guessed, I will be showing you all the things I made for the trip. I have almost as much fun crafting for my Disney trips as I do at Disney!

This time I made a Mickey with flower rhinestones. I used the same technique that I made this other Disney shirt.

 

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The process is the same, just a different design. I have washed these shirts when I got back in cold water and line dried. Everything stayed on! Whoo Hoo! I don’t know how many washings it will take, but for now it is ok.

Materials;

~ t-shirt (I found mine at Hobby Lobby), pre wash

~ Rhinestones (I found the flower ones at the dollar store about a year ago, but just about anything will work)

~ Mickey stencil (I just googled online for one that I liked)

~ tape to hold the stencil in place

~ E-6000 glue

~ Cardboard

 

Instructions:

1. Put cardboard under your shirt where you are going to glue

 

2. Place the stencil where you want it and tape it down

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3. Start laying our your design. I used the flowers and added other rhinestones to fill in the blank spaces. This is where your creativity can really take off.

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4. Once you have your design in place, start gluing.

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5. Once everything is glued on let it dry overnight and there you have it, a new shirt to where to Disney, or wherever you want to show your Disney pride! Or this technique can work with any stencil. What ideas do you have for a rhinestone shirt?

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