I received the vinyl for this project from Expressions Vinyl. I was not compensated for this post.
I came up with the idea of making a small box devoted specifically to the memories of that trip. A few years later I still love that box and it is so convenient to have everything all in one place. Out of the way if I need it to be, but easily accessible if I want to look at our memories. I knew I had created a family tradition — something small but easy to keep that we could look back on later.
This is our latest one, from our Disneyland trip earlier this year. I absolutely love how it turned out! It is a perfect representation of the trip and so easy to pull together.
You will need:
- a flat wooden box
- foam brush
- Mod Podge
- a picture from your trip
- mementos from your trip
- black vinyl (I bought my from Expressions Vinyl, you can find it here.)
Paint your box in a coordinating color for your trip. Since Mickey Mouse is mostly red and black, I went with red since I knew that I wanted black Mickey heads. I painted the box both inside and out, but that is really up to you. Allow the box to dry completely. Mod Podge your favorite picture from the trip to the center of the lid. Add a coat of Mod Podge to the lid, then secure the picture on top, finishing it with another coat of Mod Podge. I like to use Mod Podge with a flat finish, but gloss would work too.
Do a Google image search for a Mickey Mouse head and trace it either in a design program like Silhouette Studio or Cricut Design Space, or by hand. Or you can go real simple and make one large circle and two smaller circles for the ears. Make larger and smaller versions of the head for the box. Cut the heads out with your vinyl machine or by hand. They are simple enough shapes that it should be fairly easy to cut by hand if you need to, but they go super fast on a machine.
Weed out the excess vinyl, leaving just the Mickey heads. Peel the Mickey Heads off the paper and stick in random places to the front of your box. Since they are such simple shapes, I don't even use transfer tape, I just peel them like a sticker and stick them to a box. Use a credit card edge to smooth them completely down. Display on a coffee table, or line them up on shelf to be pulled out when you need a smile.
What is your favorite Disney memory?
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