I have never been to Disneyland, and so, being the big child I am, I am unbelievably excited for my first trip there on Friday! We’re going with Steven’s whole family, his Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother-in-law and their four children so it’s going to be amazing!
I figured, if I’m going to do it, I should do it properly, and that’s why I have been crafting my little heart out for some Disney-themed wearables! I’m pretty happy with how they came out so I figured I would show you how I did them!
Pinterest is full of amazing themed Micky ears, and you can buy some incredible ones from Etsy, however, with there being so many of us, I wanted to make them to save some money!
I bought some super cheap headbands that were 2 for £1 in Poundland, and just happened to have Disney characters on them! I also grabbed some plastic flowers from Dunelm Mill. I was hoping for smaller ones, but these actually worked out really well. I also picked up some gardeners wire from the Range for about 60p, so even for this many, it was super cheap!
It was literally a case of hot glue gunning (carefully!) the flowers onto the ears. For my pair, I got a little more adventurous and glued extra flowers to some wire to go around the Sunflowers, but it was quite fiddly and I burnt my poor fingers a lot (I am not very careful when it comes to crafting!) plus it used too many of the little flowers so I went a bit simpler with the others.
For the boys, I decided to try buttons. I always have buttons around, they’re such a good craft material and I think these will look so cute on them all!
These were £3 for a pair in Primark and just required a Sharpie! I drew the shape out in pencil first because I knew I would mess it up! I also went over it
with paint because it wasn’t black enough for my liking (I think it was an oldish Sharpie!). I got those super cute Minnie buttons from the Range for about£2.50 for a pack and so I popped two on my shoes so we have soppy His ’n’ Hers shoes! They might not last longer than the trip but I’m not too worried.
Another Pinterest idea! This came out a bit different to how I had thought, but I think that’s probably because I got overexcited with the bleach! I literally just cut out a Micky head from card and stuck it down, then sprayed some Domestos Bleach spray on it. It took a while to develop (hence me spraying even more on it…!) and I think that’s probably because it was a ready-made formula. It cost me £1, and the t-shirt was around £2.50 from Primark so all in all I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!
I made a stencil of the iconic castle and again stuck it on these plain white t-shirts (Primark again of course!). I used three coloured Sharpies and literally just dotted around and about. I hot-glue-gunned some Minnie buttons around the neckline and on one of them, I made holes in the side and threaded some Minnie Mouse ribbon through it. These were a lot of fun to make and came out better than I had expected!
These were cheap and easy to make. They may not be Disney quality but great if you have kids – they can help make them and hopefully the novelty of that will be enough to stop them pestering you for the over-priced versions!
If you have made anything for your Disney trip, I’d love to see it!