Disney Crafts

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Are you taking yourself and your little Princess on a Disney Vacation? Part of the fun is all of the dress up and the bling that goes along with it! And I’m going to let you in on a little secret ~ if you make yourself some hair accessories at home, it will be A LOT cheaper than buying the Disney Park or Disney Cruise stuff. Of course you are going to want to buy yourself some ears as souvenirs, but the bows and accessories, those are easy to make! I bought a very cheaply made, flimsy, head band on my Disney Cruise to wear with my formal dress and it cost $16. Of course I thought in my head {Ahhh, I could have made this for about $3} So I thought I would bring you a couple of ideas and tutorials so that you don’t make the same mistake I did!

How about a stacked bow headband? There are lots of great shops on Etsy that sell beautiful Disney Ribbon. I bought mine from a shop called Bottle Cap Art Supplies. For a stacked bow, you basically need at least three different bow elements to stack together.

Mine was made with a Spike Bow on the bottom, a Surround-a-bow in the middle, and then my own creation (or at least one I just played around with and figured out on my own) The Quadruple Bow, which I will explain now.

The Quadruple Bow is the red bow with white polka dots in my stacked bow picture. You will need 30″ of 1 1/2″ ribbon, a needle and thread. Here are the instructions:

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Creating the stacked bow is very easy. Take your three prepared bows. On the bottom I had my spiked bow, then I layered the surround-a-bow on top, and last I put down my quadruple bow. Run a needle (and thread) up through the middle of all three layers. Wind the thread around the centre of your bow a few times and then run the needle back through the centre. Trim your thread. Next take a piece of 3/8 inch ribbon about 2″ long. Put a dab of hot glue on the back of your bow and wrap the ribbon around the centre to hide the thread. Secure it onto the back with another dab of hot glue. Now you can put some jewels or anything in the middle to decorate your bow. Here is what I did to make mine a little more “Disney”.

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Here is a super easy idea to jazz up any hair accessory and make it Disney themed.

Mickey Jewel Head Supplies: Decorative bottle cap, small scrap of felt or fabric, 1 x 10mm plastic jewel, 2x 8 mm plastic jewels, glue gun and glue.

All you have to do is cut out a circular piece of fabric or felt that will fit inside the bottle cap, glue it inside. Then glue the 10mm jewel in the centre towards the bottom, and the two 8mm jewels are glued in the “ear” positions. Then glue your decorative Mickey head to your hair accessory.

When I was picking out the jewels at Michael’s, I couldn’t open the box to see how big the jewels were in relation to each other. You will notice that my Mickey ears are probably a bit too large. The jewels I actually used were 10mm for the head, and 9mm for the ears – so I have corrected the size in the instructions.

Now that your bow is done, you can either glue it to a hair clip, or a hair band like I did. To do this I cut out two felt circles. I glued one circle to the back of the bow. I then put some hot glue on the other side of that felt circle, positioned the bow where I wanted on the hair band, and glued the other felt circle so that the hair band was sandwiched in between.

 

Here is another hair bow I did. I used the Ribbon Retreats: Ribbon Flower Bow Tutorial. Instead of gluing the jewels to the bottle cap, I glued them directly to the bow.

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And lastly I wanted to share this Pirate bow I made for a friend’s daughter. Again I have used the Spike Bow tutorial. I had these really cute skull and cross bone buttons and I glued one to the centre of this bow. Perfect for a pirate party on your Disney Cruise!

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And here are some of my favorite ones from around the web that I DID NOT create: 13 Disney Inspired Princess Ribbon Sculptures from the Grosgrain Fabulous blog. Aren’t these gorgeous?? There are full tutorials for each one, just click on the picture of the one you would like to make.

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This one I came across last week during a link party. This Minnie Mouse Headband tutorial was made by Sarah at Craft Quickies. I think I am going to make one for my niece before she heads to Disneyland in the fall. It is so darling, and that baby just makes it look even cuter!

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I hope you have enjoyed this post, thank you for stopping by!

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