Monday, May 21, 2012

DIY Personalized Disney Water Bottles: Disney Craft

I want to show you guys a super-easy and fun craft today, Personalized Disney Water Bottles. These took me just a few minutes to finish up, and require zero crafty skills. I'm doing my best to steer clear of Disney overload here on the blog. I know Disney travel isn't everyone's idea of fun. But I also know that readers and visitors love to find fun ideas, tips, and projects to plan or dream up their own Disney vacations. If Disney isn't your thing, you could easily edit these to fit your family's interests! Think: beach, camping, dance, school, etc.
Disney Craft Kids Vacation Silhouette Vinyl


Supplies:
DIY Craft Disney Kids Silhouette Vinyl

-Inexpensive plastic water bottle (got these for $1.99 each at Hobby Lobby)
-Silhouette Premium Vinyl
-Silhouette Premium Transfer Paper

How to Get Started:
Silhouette Vinyl Craft Disney Travel Kids


*Note: If you don't own a Silhouette SD/CAMEO or Cricut, there are tons of Etsy shops and websites that sell vinyl letters and shapes. Many will do custom work, and the prices are great!*

1. Measure the space you have for lettering/shapes and complete your design in your software (I used Walt Disney Script for my font, and found a clip art of a Mickey Mouse Silhouette).

2. Run your vinyl through the Silhouette SD and carefully peel the excess vinyl away.

3. Place the transfer paper on top of the vinyl letters/shapes and firmly press them together. (I use a pot scraper to really get them to adhere)

4. Put your transfer paper/letters on the water bottle and again, firmly press together.

You have a finished water bottle!
Vinyl Craft Silhouette
DIY Craft Silhouette Vinyl Travel Vacation Kids

These obviously need to be hand-washed (no dishwasher!), and they have held up very well. The girls have enjoyed using them to take their water for school snacktime.

I was so glad we took these on vacation! The "cast members" who work at the counter-service snack stops in the park will begrudgingly give you ice water for free, but we filled ours with ice from the resort and added water from the water fountains once we entered the parks. Hydrated kids are slightly less cranky than regular, hot kids.

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13 comments:

Jill said...

Adorable AND simple! Love it! My son loves all things Mickey. I may just have to make one for him to take to the pool!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Amanda those are too cute! I have a couple of water bottles that I bought before our Disney trip that I never added the boys names too...need to add that to my list of things to do I guess:) BTW, I linked over to your cute Minnie shirts in my post today!

Sweet Bella Roos said...

Super cute!! Reason #28497358 I need a cricut!! :)

Paula said...

Cute! A personalized bottle makes drinking water fun. I know the girls love to use these.

nest of posies said...

you are so smart & savvy!

they are perfectly disney!!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Excited to hear that they hold up well! I've always wondered how the premium vinyl would hold up to washing. Very cute!!!

Katie said...

LOVE these water bottles. I'm sure everyone was super jealous of these in the parks and asking you where you bought them!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I came over to link up our Disney Vacation Countdown, and saw this post. I can't seem to find any Disney letter cartridges for my Cricut :(. I so wanted to make something like this for our trip (which is now 10 days away!) Anyway, yours turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Hi I have a cameo and looked for a Mickey mouse head and could not see one. Could you tell where you got the font and silhouette at please?

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

So fun and too cute!! Love it.

I featured your water bottles on my blog today! Come on over and check it out :)
http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/09/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-49.html

Kristi said...

Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I'd love for you to link up with us at Disney Craft Making Monday http://wp.me/p2om0b-qz

Catherine said...

I just bought the Cricut Expression 2, and was wondering what cartridge has the Walt Disney Script? I have looked everywhere, and really want to try this project.


msbookite said...

can you tell me where you got your bottles? i'm considering doing this for our disney cruise but can't figure out the best place to buy bottles in bulk. thanks!
Lara

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