Minnie Mouse Wooden Ornament

I posted this earlier this year, but since we just went to Disneyland for Christmas, I decided it was appropriate to post again! Merry Christmas!

Good morning! Guess what? I am planning a trip to Disneyland! And I am so excited! My husband and I gave my parents a day trip to California Adventure and we have set the date! So I wanted to create something that represented Disney.

I have quite a few of these wooden balls in my stash, so I have been trying to figure out different things to make with them. Minnie ears were the perfect start! I picked pink, black and white for the colors and had some Minnie mouse ribbon left from another project.

Minnie Mouse wooden ornament

I painted all the small balls black for the ears and each of the large ones were painted a different color-pink, black and white. I used acrylic paint for each one and then sprayed each one with semi-gloss clear sealer.

minnie mouse wooden ball ornament black ears

I hot glued 2 of the small balls to the top of one large one to make cute little ears!

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Once the ears were on, I added a bow to the top. I also added a hanger so they could be used either as an ornament or as a decoration.

minnie mouse decor disney pink bow

I hung them on my little cup holder just to give you an idea of how they looked.

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Aren’t they cute?! They would be perfect for a little girls room, maybe a tablescape or even a Christmas tree.

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Perfect for any Disney theme!

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Well, that’s one project done, but I have lots of these wooden balls left, so I will be coming up with more! See you next time!

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More Bedazzling Shoes!

Hello everyone!  So, I want to inform you that last week’s blog post was a lead up to this weeks post!  Hooray!  So, if you don’t remember last weeks blog post, click here and read it first!

So, my niece’s birthday is coming up at the end of the month, and being the awesome aunt that I am (cough cough  plugging myself for being the best aunt ever lol), I love making her gifts.  So, my niece is turning 4 and love Minnie Mouse.

But then again, I love Minnie Mouse as well, so we have the same taste in Disney stuff.

I decided that I wanted to make her a pair of shoes with Minnie Mouse on them.  Now, I had an idea where I put Minnie Mouse on the side of a pair of Toms knockoffs like my shoes that I did last week.  Unfortunately, Walmart does not carry Toms style shoes like I wanted.

So these were my two choices.

Now why these two pairs of shoes?  First of all, the brown and pink ones are just absolutely adorable!  And the white one were just simple.  I thought about the white shoes because then I could do the classic Minnie Mouse.  But then…my niece will be four and the shoes will not be white for long.  So….I went with the brown and pink.

I then went to Michaels and bought black, white, and pink gems to put on the shoes.  Here was my biggest issue…finding the same pink as the shoe laces!  Michaels had one package that had pink gems and it only had 13 gems in it.  But, with the help from mom I was able to gain more pink gems.

So I found an outline of Minnie Mouse online and printed it out to measure for the front of the shoe.  It took two or three tries, but I got the perfect size.  I then took a pencil and sketched around the Minnie Mouse outline.  I had to cut the inside of the outline to get the bottom of the bow.

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And after a lot of sticky fingers and incorrectly placed gems (oops) I finally got the shoes done!

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I think they are absolutely adorable!  I added some gems to the sides of the shoes next to the laces and a small line on the back of the shoes to add a little bit of extra bling.

They are so cute!  I hope my niece is as excited to open them as I am to give them to her.  They were so easy to make and I hope that she gets a lot of use out of them!

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Need New Art? Let RedBubble Help!

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 Have you ever been a huge fan of a show?  Like, you can’t miss a single episode and you could watch them over and over again?  And what about merchandise?  Do you want all of it?

BUT YOU CAN’T FIND ANYTHING THAT YOU LIKE???!!!???!!!

Isn’t that terrible?  As soon as you want to buy everything out of the store, there isn’t a single shirt or phone case that you like.  Life just isn’t fair, is it?

But there is a solution!

Redbubble.com is a site where you can buy custom artwork for clothing, phone cases, bags, and more!  Artists can add their own custom art to the site and everything can be searched.   Everything is great quality and all the shirts that I have ordered have been super soft and comfy.  They also run true to size, so you don’t have to worry about if they will fit or not.  If you have a show you like, look it up on RedBubble and see what they have!

Do you like ‘Once Upon a Time’? Check this Captain Hook hoodie by Jabberdashery out!

Captain Hook Hoodie

What about Minnie and Mickey Mouse?  Check out this Samsung Galaxy Phone Case by Brianna Reeves!

Minnie Mouse Case

Is gaming your thing and love watching people play Five Nights at Freddy’s?  Check out this cool Foxy tank top by Kaiserin!

FNAF Foxy Shirt

This is just a small portion of what can be found on RedBubble.  There are so many different items that can be searched for and so many more designs can be found.  By searching for items on RedBubble, you are helping out artists who have put their art online.  This website is awesome and I love looking for new items that I can add to my collection!

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Finds and Fashions-Little Girl Treasures

Happy Hump Day! Now that I am off for the summer, sometimes it is hard to remember what day it is! I almost forgot to post something today, and it’s not really a Finds and Fashions, but it will have to do!

I have been going through my cupboards, drawers, closets and other spaces like crazy! I have boxes and boxes for the yard sale my mom and I have every summer. While going through the kitchen cupboards I found these. I decided to ‘gift’ them to my niece and her little girls. I remember how fun it was to make your own popsicles and they can use the cookie cutters for cookies (duh!) or playdough, which the 3 year old loves!

popsicle makers and cookie cutters

I also had this Minnie Mouse house. Not in the kitchen! I found it at Goodwill quite awhile ago, stuck it in a closet, and forgot about it. My Great-niece E. absolutely love Minnie!

Minnie Mouse House

She has a ton of these little characters at home, but I added another Minnie and Pluto. The refrigerator and cupboard under the sink even open.

Minnie Mouse and Pluto

I did pick up some items at the Dollar Tree too.  I thought the Frozen Sticker set was cute. The stickers are movable, so you can create different scenes. There is Princess bubbles, 2 pink ponies, and sponges that you soak in water and they expand to make animals. The last 2 things were also part of my cleaning out. The Ariel mirror was Haley’s when she was little and she played with it a lot. It also had a brush and comb, but those didn’t survive. I had the two clip magnets in my craft stuff. I thought the girls could paint or even use markers to decorate them, maybe for Father’s Day!

Little Girl Treasures

So those are my treasures for this week! I will try not to forget what day it is next time!! Have a great week!

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Upcycle A Clementine Box Into A Doll Bed

A long, long time ago, I wanted to be a princess-for Halloween. Isn’t that most little girls dreams? It was kindergarten. I wore a long purple dress and my shoes were covered in tin foil in order to make them shiny. There were no sparkly shoes at Target back then :). Such simple times.

My little, now 3 year old, niece, loves Minnie Mouse. She has loved her since she was one. So I created something special for all her Minnie Mouse dolls.

I had several of these clementine boxes. I have used some in my classroom, but still had a few left over. Who better to give them to, but my sweet little niece!

Upcycle clementine box

I first spray painted them, one white and one pink. I didn’t find Minnie Mouse print material that I liked, so I went with black with large white polka-dots and pink with little white polka-dots. I found some Minnie Mouse ribbon and some black/white polka dot ribbon to go around each bed.

Upcycle clementine box painted

My disclaimer: I am not a seamstress. Please don’t think I really knew what I was doing. Besides, I had help. Lauren. She is much better than I am. My directions will be very simple and I am sure, not very complete. Just try to play along :).

I cut a piece of foam for the mattress and cut my material to fit around plus a couple inches extra. I wanted to make it like a pillow sham pillow case, with the opening in the back. This was so it could be washed if needed. I folded over a bit of the edges of the fabric, ironed and pinned. Lauren sewed.

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We also made a quilt for each bed. We used both fabrics so it could be reversible. After sewing up 3 sides, we filled it with quilt batting and then sewed up the fourth side. Lauren also sewed an ‘X’ across the top so it would wash up better, if needed.

upcycle clementine box mattress

I love the polka-dots!

upcycle clementine box quilt

We also sewed a pillow for each one using fabric that was left over. It is just a large rectangle, sewn all around the edges, leaving a little space open for stuffing. After we stuffed it, we stitched up the opening. I also added some ribbon around the outside and a narrow black ribbon along the top edges.

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They turned out so cute!

upcycle clementine box doll beds

She has so many Minnie Mouse dolls, she probably needs lots of these, but hopefully Minnie will share!

upcycle clementine box doll bed pink dots

These would be great gifts for little ones on your list! They could be made for both boys and girls, depending on the type of fabric that is used.

upcycle clementine doll bed black dots

upcycle clementine box bed set

My niece absolutely adored these! She already had a Minnie tucked in at her birthday party! I would love to see yours if you decide to make one!

Don’t forget!! We are co-hosting over at The Kolb Corner this week! You can link up your own blog or just check out what others have been up to!

Have a great week!

Sunshine and Blessings