Has anyone decorated their Magic Bands? Please show us the pictures!

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  1. LB1122

    LB1122 Life's full of tough choices...Disney is not one o

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    These are all so fun to look at. I consider myself pretty crafty and had not thought of doing this to our MBs....hmmm will I find time to get to this> Maybe
     
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  3. Maleficent Dragon

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    It is impossible for polish, markers or paint to block RFID. ;) (unless you are covering it with a metal-based product, that is)
     
  4. Maleficent Dragon

    Maleficent Dragon Member Since 2004; lost previous login details

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    What did you "paint" them with? It doesnt look like polish.

    What did you use for the holly, gingerbread and snowflakes?

    You did a great job. I really like them!!
     
  5. Colleen27

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    My band with the Christmas cover I made for it. The picture doesn't quite do the cover justice; the mesh is a red & green metallic tulle that really catches the light.

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    And the band itself. The glitter coat is sunlight reactive, so it is clear/gold indoors but red/gold outdoors.

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  6. Aidan's Mommy

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    I took some glitter nail polish to three of our Magic Bands (the girls of course! princess:) I put three coats on it and it gave them kind of a frosted look. I'm thinking of adding a few more crystal Mickey heads to them still.

    The guys of the group didn't want theirs all blinged up. I can't understand why! :confused3:thumbsup2

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  7. patzor

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    So I finally finished mine last night. Wore it today to make sure it fit, and didn't fall off (I think it's more secure now). Started with a paint pen, but I didn't like how the purple was coming out. So I switched to a purple nail polish, used painters tape and went to town on the whole band. Did 3 coats like that. Then, I took the painters tape off, and drew the tiger stripes how I wanted them, and then used a paper clip to dab the nail polish in the spots. I then put 3 or 4 coats of clear on it. The first coat of clear made some of the stripes run a little bit, but from a distance you can't really tell.

    It's not the best looking band, but it is now purple and gold, and has tiger stripes, and that's all I care about.

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  8. Robbi

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    Your band is great! Geaux tigers!
     
  9. Kaelorian

    Kaelorian Wishing upon a star...

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    Confirming our mb's worked fine today without any problems:thumbsup2 Even the one with a bazillion coats directly over the mickey head for those that were worried. Got so many compliments! The CM that checked us in at POR thought they were new ones from them!:goodvibes
     
  10. pennyg

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    Do you remember the brand of the clear glitter polish and where you bought it? Ours came in today and I was thinking of doing the clear to keep the color but have the sparkle.
     
  11. jimandami

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    Not this person but we used Sally Hanson no chip clear glitter polish from Target. Bands are working great and we are getting tons of comments!
     
  12. Aidan's Mommy

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    I used the Sally Hanson diamond strength kind.
     
  13. pennyg

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    Thank you both!
     
  14. weesignlanguage

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    Anyone else have pics to share??? I am trying to get ideas for my red band!! Want to do it Minnie style but not sure where to start! Love the glitter idea for sure! Love to see more pics of people's designs!
     
  15. *NikkiBell*

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    Just wanted to confirm that my band worked fine two weeks ago. I put rhinestones throughout it. :)
     
  16. ::danielle::

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    Thank you to all who have contributed to this thread! We used nailpolish to paint ours and it was a huge hit! CM's constantly asked us about it. My kids loved all the attention!

    Heads up, it takes at least 2 coats of nailpolish to cover the bands. The first coat dries quickly and can get streaky and clumpy. I advise working in small sections from one end of the band to the other.
     
  17. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Also reporting back that our decorated MB worked great!

    We used 3-4 coats of nail polish (99 cent kind), added gems, rhinestones, nail stickers and used sharpies. Put two top coats to seal it all in. Never had a problem, didn't chip or crack either.

    CMs and other guests loved them...got tons of compliments.

    Manager at OKW asked to take photo to give to their marketing dept to show how guests are personalizing (and I'm sure how to figure out ways to make money doing so).

    We were going to purchase the bandits originally but after hearing that they tend to fall off, we decided to decorate. So glad we did!
     
  18. morethananyonex

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    Wow you guys, awesome job on all your bands! You are all making me so jealous we don't get ours until we check in. Oh well, I guess I'll just admire everyone's here :goodvibes
     
  19. Sparkly

    Sparkly Starlight, starbright...

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    We won't get our bands until after check in too. I brought some glitter nail polish and am hoping for a glitter effect with white dots and silver glitter hidden Mickeys (My MB colour will be red). I'll just bring the polish with and paint it when we get there.
     
  20. gidgetgoes

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    i used nail polish. just whatever they had at target. i used a thick silver sparkly base coat, did two coats, then went over it with a transparent glitter coat that made it really catch the light. the snowflakes are stuck on jolee stickers from Michael's, and i reinforced them with super glue. did the same thing on the other, but with gold and gingerbread stickers. every single cast member we encountered commented on them. really, really fun. had zero problem with them, they worked flawlessly. we have another trip in January, i'll have two more bands, must think of new ways to do them up. :)
     
  21. stormer

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    Wow, they all look great. I would have never thought to try this. I can't wait to get mine now!
     

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