Personalized Dollar Store Water Bottles--with Mickey!8:58:00 PM
I'll give you two guesses where we're going this summer...
(Hint: remember, I live on the East coast.)
Yup! We're going to Disney World! Wahoo! And guess how many people in my little family have been there?
One. I am the only person of the 5 of us who has been there. And I realized last month that it's been over 20 years since I've been there. My husband can hardly stand the wait. He's worse than the kids! But while we're waiting, I'm officially declaring the month of April to be the Month of Mickey (or all things Disney). I have 4 awesome crafts to share with you...simple ways to get everyone excited about the trip!
These water bottles are my first project in getting ready for Disney. They are a super simple project, especially if you have a silhouette or other craft cutter...but don't worry if you don't have a craft cutter, because I have some ideas so you can get your Disney on (your water bottle, that is!).
Here's what you need:
Water bottle from the dollar store
Premium black vinyl
Remove any price tags, bar codes, etc from the bottles and wash them and dry them well.
Create mickey mouse shapes with your cutting software. I have a Silhouette, but with a shape this simple you could use anything--even doing it by hand! Basically, I took a larger circle and two smaller circles and arranged them in a "mouse" head. Then I used the weld tool (see arrow) to merge the three shapes together.
I then selected the initials of the kiddos that are going with us (my sisters' family is coming, too!) and placed the initial inside the Mickey head. The font I used is Aharoni.
And then I just fed the vinyl into my Silhouette (I have a Portrait and I love it!), and I hit cut! All of the sudden i had some wonderful vinyl Mickeys to put all over these cups. And I've had to hid the water bottles because all of the kids want to use them all. the. time. I think that if I let them, they'd sleep with these water bottles!
Now, if you don't have a digital cutter, you can still do this project...with a little bit of adjustments. At your local craft store or home improvement store, you can find Disney vinyl wall decals...and many of them are small enough to put on a water bottle! You could do the whole family with one pack of vinyl decals. You can also find vinyl wall decals that are letters, so you can personalize it.
So, have you made Disney items for the kids? Or do you have a Mickey water bottle?
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