Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bringing a little bit of Mickey Mouse with me

Everyone needs a piece of home with them no matter where you are.  Through our 20+ years traveling from place to place with the military, we have brought a piece of our home state with us.  I am from the sunshine state of Florida, and I grew up loving Disney World and all things Mickey Mouse.  It was just always a good memory for me!  As we moved around, Mickey kitchen items were always an easy gift for family and friends to give me.  So we have quite a collection in our kitchen.  But I always have room for one more.

This is my latest and greatest handmade Mickey Mouse item.  I have had the Cricut Disney cartridges and have barely used them.  So I decided last week to make a new sign with a scrap piece of wood I had in the garage.

Just began with a simple piece of cut and sanded wood.  I painted the entire thing a dark red (I have more dark, deep red in my Mickey items than I do bright red.)

Once painted and dry,  used a simple Mickey cut out using my Cricut and black vinyl.  (Sorry...I am horrible at times remembering to take pictures of every step, but just so you know, I love to use painters tape to help transfer the vinyl and keep in in line.)

Then to add a little more Mickey color, I used a bright yellow paint and the end of a new pencil to create the larger yellow dots.  The small white dots were created using a white paint pen.  I love finding things I already have to make the design I want.  I have been known to dot items with everything from a pen tip to erasers, to small cups or jar lids.  Once the dots are dry, I applied 3 coats of clear coat to give it a good finish.  Allow clear to dry completely between coats, and I sanded between first two coats too!

And here it sits on the back of my stove.  Added just the color I wanted to that area.  Here are a few other photos of my kitchen with Mickey!

I hope you enjoyed this little piece of our home....and maybe it inspired you to craft something that makes you think of where you are from!

If you enjoyed this craft, check out these others I have completely recently too!


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  1. Cute Mickey sign! I love your cookie jars! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    Navy Wifey Peters

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