ISO Disney Cruise Line Lanyards

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  1. 3princessMommy

    3princessMommy DIS Veteran

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    I just sent you a huge THANK YOU on the hand-made thread! What a great creative idea!

    I hope you get a lot of lanyards from folks! We have 5-6 people on each cruise who get lanyards, so I think I've got enough for the next several cruises. I've managed to get 4 wristlets from each lanyard. And I've got 20 lanyards left, so hopefully that will be be good enough for at least the next three cruises. ;) We'll have to see after that!:rotfl:

    One thing you might consider is checking with the DVC folks to see if they have any extra lanyards on your next cruise. Every DVC member gets several in their cabin when they board. Sometimes the DVC folks are willing to give away extra goodies if they know that you have a good purpose - I mean it is continued advertising for them after all.
     
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  3. DebbieOBX

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    AWESOME...... lol... Its hard work going on a disney cruise.
     
  4. cmclaura

    cmclaura How many more days til our next cruise?????

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    How do you make these?

    I'm currently working on weaving all my lanyards together to make a bag but I might have some extra at the end and would love to make some of these even for ourselves.
     
  5. gerberdaisy1234

    gerberdaisy1234 DIS Veteran

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    Thank you. I just saw that post :)

    I am excited that more people are making these! I love when we can reuse things. It is even better than recycling!
    I mentioned on homemade FE thread that older ones are shorter and you only get three out of those. But they look really nice and are good for any level.
    I figure this project is good on several levels- it is reusing something and it is creating magic! Most people don't use their lanyards but people are using their wristlet keychains.
    Plus I have a few other ideas of things I can make with these for those that might not use a wristlet keychain. :)
    -pixie dust everywhere-

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  6. gerberdaisy1234

    gerberdaisy1234 DIS Veteran

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    I cut the lanyards into strips (12" works nice). Cut complimentary color 7/8" ribbon for back (red looks nice on several styles and I like the satin for against skin:). Ironed 7/8" heat-n-bond on back of ribbon. Then ironed ribbon on the back of the lanyard strip. Used either glue square or E6000 to hold two end together to make a loop. I added glue to add durability since the clamp latches into two outer sides. I first tried sewing and had to take a machine apart to clean because of the glue from the heat-n-bond. Don't sew if you use heat-n-bond! Clamped the hardware over the end. Tada!

    I got the hardware from eBay Search key fob hardware 1 inch.

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  7. cmclaura

    cmclaura How many more days til our next cruise?????

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    Thank you!!!
     
  8. 3princessMommy

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    You can get the hardware and webbing (if you use this instead of ribbon) from Amazon too. I get free shipping from them, so it works out to be cheaper than eBay.
     
  9. love280mickey

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    Do you need any special tools to attach the clamps? Thanks!
     
  10. gerberdaisy1234

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    I just used pliers. I cover with an old t-shirt so I don't scratch metal.

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  11. 3princessMommy

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    Thanks for that tip! Worked very well!!!:thumbsup2
     
  12. 1KKH

    1KKH Earning My Ears

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    I LOVE these. I have 5 silver CC lanyards I will gladly send you. Could I get one keychain in return? (because I love them!)
     
  13. scrapbookmomma74

    scrapbookmomma74 We love DCL!!!

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    So stinkin' cute! Great idea! Now I have a use for all of those lanyards in the closet! I knew I'd have a use eventually! lol
    Thanks for the great idea!
     
  14. Fivepin

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    Got some platinum and DVC lanyards if you still need them.

    Just PM me with your info.
     
  15. gerberdaisy1234

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    I would me my pleasure to make a couple wristlet keychains for you. I will pm you.

    You are welcome. I am so excited that all those unused lanyards will now find a purpose :)

    Sure I would love them. I don't think anyone has offered platinum yet. I will pm you also.

    Thanks a million to everyone. I hope all enjoy the wristlets that I make and send in return as a thank you. :thanks::jumping1::jumping3:
     
  16. n5749w

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    I love this! You all are so talented!
     
  17. gerberdaisy1234

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    :flower3: Thanks but compared to the people on these boards I am a preschooler with a glue stick. lol This is just fun for me. I love the homemade FE thread. Now there is some talent!! I saw keychains and wanted to order the DCL sailor mouse ribbon to make them but it was suddenly no longer listed on ebay. So -bam- the idea hit me- why not use all those unused lanyards (none of us like things around our necks). Now I am so glad the ribbon was no longer available.

    It is like when something happens that is disappointing and then something better comes along.

    Like we were suppose to go a a 4 night cruise this September. We picked that cruise for several special reasons. Suddenly our cruise disappeared from booking. We all tried to find out what was going on. It was not official yet at the time but it looked like it was going to become a DVC members only cruise(which it did). Instead of waiting or pouting (too much:) I started researching. Turns out we were able to go on a 7 night cruise on the Fantasy last month for less than we were paying for the 4 night on the Dream. And then everything just fell into place quite miraculously. We had an amazing trip.

    My niece just posted on face book "What if Cinderella made it to the ball in the pink dress? Be encouraged. When the world tears down what we build up ourselves, God is preparing us for something more wonderful than we could ever imagine or hope for."

    That is so true. It may be a simple example for what many our going through but I would have never dreamed that we could go on a 7 night cruise much less only 6 weeks away. But it was the best blessing for our family after a rough year.

    Sorry to go so off topic but hopefully it is to encourage someone out there :)
     
  18. 1KKH

    1KKH Earning My Ears

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    I just pm -ed you a response before reading this! Enjoy your cruise!!!!
     
  19. hamm1207

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    Looks like I've got a new craft! As a PP said about being a preschooler with a glue stick..,I'm the same way! Would someone be willing to PM me step by step directions. I think I might add these to our FE gifts for our next cruise . Thanks!!

    I don't have a sewing machine so I'll have to go with heat bond and glue I guess.
     
  20. PizzieDuster

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    Those look awesome! Wow! :cool1::thumbsup2
     
  21. gerberdaisy1234

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    -Cut the lanyards into strips (12 inches works nice).
    -Cut 7/8 inch satin ribbon for the back. Red looks nice with most designs of lanyards (however I used silver on the back of most silver and platinum lanyards). You can use webbing but since the lanyards are so strong it isn't necessary. It would be a personal preference. I like the feel of ribbon on skin.
    -Iron 7/8 inch Heat-n-Bond on back of the ribbon.
    -Peel the paper off and iron ribbon onto the lanyard.
    -Make a loop. I like to do this while it is still warm, rubbing the top of loop to make sure it stays "bonded" at the curve. I added a glue square or E6000 to give ends for added security since clamp hooks the outsides of lanyard.
    -Squeeze metal clamp closed with pliers but with an old towel or t-shirt to protect the metal.
    -Put to key ring on the clamp loop.

    You now have an amazing keychain and given a lanyard a new purpose in life :)

    You will want to order 1 inch key fob hardware from ebay or amazon. Ribbon and Heat-n-bond from fabric or craft store. Also at fabric/craft store pick up adhesive squares.

    Make sure you don't sew with Heat-n-Bond. I made that mistake. I had to take everything apart to clean glue off parts. I also tried just sewing first and didn't like the how there was a "gap" between two surfaces of ribbon and lanyard.

    These are the steps that I followed. A more experienced crafter might be able to clean up the directions or add more tips. :)

    Enjoy:)

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