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.

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~ 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

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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!

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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

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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)

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

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~ Fabric Paint

~ Scissors

~ rhinestones

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

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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.

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

4. Carefully cut out Cinderella.

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

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6. Iron Cinderella to the bag.

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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?

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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.

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

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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 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.

 

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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?

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?

Disneyland Bling T-shirt DIY

Ok I am going to be honest with you, I did not come up with this idea on my own. I follow the blog InspiredbyDis.com and I love everything she posts, including instructions on how to do this t-shirt! I saw her post on how to do a Disneyland “D” t-shirt for the Disneyland 60th anniversary, and I just knew I had to do one as well.  So my friend came over and we worked on our shirts together, awesome way to spend the afternoon.

I followed Mindy’s instructions and it worked perfectly!

Materials:

1. Pre washed t-shirt

2. stencil from her blog (link to blog here)

3. rhinestones (I found mine at Hobby Lobby, and to be honest the little crowns on the collar are actually confetti found at the dollar store, so anything goes)

3. E6000

Instructions

1. print and cut out stencil

2. position it on your shirt, with cardboard under it so the glue doesn’t leak to the back

3. Start laying out your design. It took me a few tries, but I found one that worked for me. InspiredbyDis did hers in blue for Disneyland’s 60 Anniversary, but I decided on a pink and purple design.

4.  Start gluing with your E6000.

5. Because I love adding bling, I decided to add some more rhinestones along my collar. It added the right amount of sparkle to make my shirt complete.

6. That is it, wait until it is completely dry to wear and wash. I would wash on cold and line dry.

7. Go to Disney and show off your awesome shirt!

Here is my friend’s shirt, I love the blue! She didn’t add any to the collar, but she did add an iron on Tinkerbell that she printed off her computer onto iron on transfer paper (sorry the pic is fuzzy). I love the detail, it finishes out her shirt perfectly.

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if imitation is the highest form of flattery, what have  you copied in your crafting journey?

DIY glow in the dark Minnie Ears

Well I did a post on Glow in the dark Mickey Ears that I made for my boys. So I decided to make a set of Minnie ears for me. These are even easier than the Mickey ears!

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Here I am wearing them in my backyard during the day so you can see that they still look great in the day time.

Material

1. Headband

2. bow ( I used a premade bow, but you can make your own)

3. Glow in the dark bracelets

4. Electrical tape

5. Hot glue

 

Instructions:

1. Take the bracelet connector and tape it using electrical tape to the headband. I used electrical tape because it is black and blends in better. I did try to glue the connector, but it did not stay at all. So tape was the way to go.

 

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2. Hot glue the bow to the head band

3. Crack the bracelet and connect it to the headband and then you are done! Easy as that!

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Now you have easy DIY glow in the dark ears that didn’t break the bank!

DIY Glow in the Dark Mickey Ears

To really enhance your Disney Experience Glow in the Dark ears are a must. I just wasn’t willing to pay a ton of money for the ears. And, my husband only wanted to wear his ball cap that he already owned because he is cheap and didn’t want to spend the money for a new hat and he loves how it fits him (at least it is a Disney one.)  So I decided to create my own glow it the dark ears with a hat he already owned. It worked so well I made them for the whole family. I made a Minnie Ears for me, I will do a post on those later.

IMG_20150125_180333_956 My son is such a good sport, even though he is a teenager, he wore his Mickey ears all week! Red heart

 

By using a ball cap and some safety pins and glow in the the dark bracelets you can create an interchangeable glow in the dark hat.

We would put a new bracelet at night and enjoy the evening festivities then in the morning we would leave the bracelets in the hat even thought they didn’t glow anymore. Then in the evening we would throw the bracelet away and put a new one so we would be ready to glow the night away.

This is so easy, and the best part is when you get home you take off the safety pins and  your cap is back to normal

 

Materials:

1. Hat

2. Safety Pins

3. Felt

4. Glue (I just used hot glue)

5. Glow in the dark bracelets (here are some from Amazon) I got mine from the dollar store, 20 for a dollar!! Necklaces were too big so

 

Instructions:

1. Get a hat you would like to add ears to.

2. I used 2 safety pins and glued them to a small piece of felt. Make sure you don’t glue the safety pin closed, I learned this from personal experience.

3. Glue the bracelet connector piece to the felt. This part will stay and you just change out the bracelet part.

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4. Pin the safety pins to the hat. This took me a couple of tries to get the right placement. And the ears tended to flop around until someone was wearing it.

5. Crack the bracelet to activate the glow and insert it into the connector.

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6. Wear your hat with pride and love that you are glowing for just a few pennies!

IMG_20150125_180403_069 Wearing the hats in the daytime

IMG_20150130_195101_813 Wearing the hats at night.

We got tons of complements on our hats, day and night!

I would love to see your hats that you create!