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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DIY Mickey & Minnie Invites

This year I decided to throw a combined birthday party for my son & daughter. Their birthdays are only 2 weeks apart. And since they're so little, they don't care yet.

I decided on a Mickey and Minnie-themed party, since we recently went to Disney World. Just as a warning, there will be lots of Mickey & Minnie projects on here in the very near future. 

Anyhooo.... what's the first thing you have to get done for a party?? The INVITES! 

I love how they turned out. I used a cookie cutter (I found at Disny World) to trace and cut out the Mickey/Minnie heads. Then I sewed on a half circle.

With a little paint and hot glue, they morphed into Mickey and Minnies!

To make the circle inserts, I used InDesign to design them. You could also use Photoshop. If you want the font, I used to download. The font is called Waltograph. Also, I bought a circle punch from Joann's to make the little circles look all nice and circle-y.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

$5 Baptism Gift

I work with the Primary at church and the other day we had a double baptism. Two sweet girls got baptized! It was such a sweet experience to share with these young girls. As a presidency, we wanted to give them something that would help them remember their special day. I came up with these:

Not only did they turn out cute, but they didn't break the bank! I got these frames from Wal-Mart for about $2.50 each:

I spray painted them and used this printable (I personalized them on Photoshop). I glued on a bow and they turned out cute!

And all for $5 each. Not too shabby.

Sharing here: Ginger Snap Crafts, Lil Luna, Rae Gun Ramblings, Southern Lovely,    

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mickey and Minnie Sweatshirts

My family recently went on a trip to Disneyworld and we were planning on a January trip, so I knew I wanted to make them sweatshirts. I found a cute Mickey sweatshirt on and when I saw it I thought, I could make that!

Mine doesn't look exactly like the one in Target, but I thought the sweatshirts came out cute! And it kept my babies warm, which was the most important part.

I started out with cheap, plain, black sweatshirts from Target.

Then I hand-sewed fabric onto the pockets. For the Mickey sweatshirt, I cut ovals out of white felt and sewed those on top of the red fabric. Then I made some binding for the hood. It's that easy!

For the Minnie sweatshirt, I found this adorable pink polka dot fabric at Hobby Lobby. I made a simple ruffle for the bottom. Again, I added binding to the hood. 

I loved them! It was some hand sewing, which can be annoying, but it was necessary to keep the pockets. And they looked so cute at Disneyworld!

Sharing here: Lil Luna, Ginger Snap Crafts, Mercy Ink, DIY Dreamer, Daisy Cottage Designs,