Personalized Dollar Store Water Bottles--with Mickey!

8:58:00 PM

I'll give you two guesses where we're going this summer...

Mickey Water Bottles

(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

Dollar Store Water Bottles

Premium black vinyl
Craft cutter

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.

Mickey Silhouette

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!

Dollar Store Mickey 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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  1. Carrie-My Favorite Finds HApril 4, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Oh my goodnesss!!!!! I am totally ready to jump out of my seat in excitement! You know, we LOVE us some DIsney travel in our house....and we're at 76 days away as of today! I need to know all your details, friend! Woot!

  2. We are going to Disney this early summer and I love this! Found you from the Inspiration Gallery Link Party. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Carrie-My Favorite Finds HApril 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    You know I love these! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

  4. These are so cute! What a great idea! Have a wonderful trip:)

  5. What a great idea! I will have to hang on to this one and create before we go back to Disney in the fall! Have a great trip!

  6. LOVE them!! I need a Silhouette! ;) So EXCITING that your WDW trip is getting so close!! I subscribed via email and am looking forward to enjoying your future Disney posts!! I kick off each week on my blog ( with "Magical Monday" devoted to all things DISNEY! :D (I share themed eats, crafts, travel tips,ect.) would love to have you stop by sometime! So happy to have come across your blog this morning! It's wonderful to "meet" you, Rachel! Have a terrific weekend!!

  7. These are adorable! My family is huge Disney fan! I am pinning this to make for the grandchildren!

    Happy SITS Saturday!


  8. How cute are these! I hope you all have a truly wonderful time in Disney. Stopping by from I Heart Nap Time :)

  9. What a darling idea! We are going in a couple of weeks and I'm totally going to make some. Thank you so much for sharing! I pinned this too :)

  10. super cute! Those trademarked items are so expensive and kids don't care either way :o) I came over from Ginger Snap... but I would love for you to link up to my party too! It will be open for another day :o)

  11. So cute! Great idea! Visiting from WOW Me Wednesday!

  12. Super cute! What a fun idea! Jodi @

  13. I love it! I bought some of these from the Dollar Store. Did you know the bottom screws off and can be used to hold snacks in? They are so cool for just $1.00!

  14. Yes! That's one of the reasons I picked these particular Dollar Tree had a lot to choose from!

  15. Nichi - The Mandatory MoochApril 12, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    These are adorable!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

  16. Happy for you and your family! Disney World is lots of fun! Love these personalized bottles. Pinned!