Hi, my name is Cyn and I’m thrilled to be here as a guest blogger here. I blog about living a creative life over at Creative Cynchronicity, sharing ideas for crafting, cooking, family fun, and more. I’d love for you to come and visit me! When I heard about Disney week, I was really excited to participate. You see, I started going to Disney World in Florida with my family when I was a young girl and I never lost the thrill no matter how many times I went back. Now my grand niece and grand nephew are very into Mickey and Minnie Mouse and it’s lots of fun to see their faces light up when they get some new Disney item.
I came up with an idea for a cute little Minnie Mouse necklace for my grand niece when I was playing around with my Podgeables from Plaid. These little plastic pieces are so easy to work with and have so many possibilities. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have holes in them already but it’s also easy to add holes to any when needed using something like a Dremel. Podgeables work so well with just some basic scrapbooking paper and Mod Podge. You can purchase templates that match the Podgeable shapes and cut out your paper in advance or do as I do and adhere the paper to the Podgeable first and then trim away the excess. I use a foam brush to paint some Mod Podge onto one side of the Podgeable shape as well as to the right side of the paper. Adhere these together and press to smooth out. Let this dry.
You can see here that I’m using some Disney paper I picked up at Michael’s in one round shape (this one has a hole in it- perfect for putting on a chain or cord and turning into a pendant) and then I used some old Creative Memories paper for two smaller circles to coordinate. I used Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue to adhere the two smaller shapes to the larger one forming a suggestion of the iconic Mickey Mouse silhouette.
Once this had dried thoroughly, I used some of this great Disney ribbon, also found at Michael’s, to create Minnie Mouse’s signature hair bow. All she needs now is a chain or some cord to turn her into a pendant or I could even glue a pin on the back of it to make it into a brooch. A quick and simple crafty piece of jewelry my little grand niece is going to love and even with the drying time, it took me less than half an hour to make it! You could even “glam” it up a bit with some glitter, rhinestones, or other embellishments added on top.