Homemade FE gifts - Part 2

dolphingirl47

In Search of the Tag Fairy
Joined
Dec 25, 2007


Hi there. For those who asked, the key fobs were much easier than I had expected. Using the 7/8" ribbon, I fused it to 1 1/4" webbing with 7/8" Heat n Bond, then stitched along both sides of the ribbon with matching thread on top and webbing colored thread in the bobbin.

Using a rotary blade, I cut the length to 11" and stitched the two sides together 1/4" from the ends. The key fob hardware then clamps to the stitched end covering that stitching. For ease of handling, I worked on sections of 44" at a time.
I love the key fobs.

For our recent cruise, I made magnets for each room (mostly I gave 2 princesses and 1 Mickey):



Pendants for the women and older girls:



And Mickey and Minnie ears for the younger kids:



I couldn't come up with something homemade for the men and older boys, so I gave the men Mickey-themed calendars or planners, or little Spanish-English dictionaries, and the older boys got either Disney word searches or movie candy. I also found a bunch of High School Musical things for one young man who I'd heard loved it. We had so much fun participating in this!
Those Minnie and Mickey ears are great.

Corinna
 

MickeyMinnieMelanie

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 20, 2011
Thank you for continuing this thread. I love looking at everything. It gets me so excited about FE Exchange and sparks my creativity. I love all of the stuff you all have done on these 2 pages. They look great!
 
  • lucky1

    Face Character
    Joined
    Aug 21, 1999
    Hi there. For those who asked, the key fobs were much easier than I had expected. Using the 7/8" ribbon, I fused it to 1 1/4" webbing with 7/8" Heat n Bond, then stitched along both sides of the ribbon with matching thread on top and webbing colored thread in the bobbin.

    Using a rotary blade, I cut the length to 11" and stitched the two sides together 1/4" from the ends. The key fob hardware then clamps to the stitched end covering that stitching. For ease of handling, I worked on sections of 44" at a time.
    These are so neat. Where did you find the Mickey Head split key ring?
     

    mommy2jarod

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2011
    The mickey ring can be found on ebay
    The seller is lalangjewelry
    18KGP Mickey Rings Fit Keychain

    Ribbon can be found on ebay:
    CRUISE LINE SAILOR MOUSE GROSGRAIN RIBBON
    seller is ribbon-scraps
     

    LuvEeyore

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 4, 2005
    Thanks for starting the new thread!!

    I am doing emergency kits/essentials for 1 of my FE gifts:

    1) anyone who had done this do you have a cute poem/note to go with it?
    2) What do you all think of my contents
    All in a zip lock bag
    clothes pins
    bandaids
    hand sanitizer packs/wipes
    paper clips
    shout wipes
    sample size spf 15 sunscreen (1 oz)
    ink pen
    purse size pack of tissues
    Clips(paper clip-the heavy ones)
    3) Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!!
     

    WhitGB

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2007
    Thanks for starting the new thread!!

    I am doing emergency kits/essentials for 1 of my FE gifts:

    1) anyone who had done this do you have a cute poem/note to go with it?
    2) What do you all think of my contents
    All in a zip lock bag
    clothes pins
    bandaids
    hand sanitizer packs/wipes
    paper clips
    shout wipes
    sample size spf 15 sunscreen (1 oz)
    ink pen
    purse size pack of tissues
    Clips(paper clip-the heavy ones)
    3) Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!!
    Highlighters for the navigator are nice. And you can get some at the dollar store. We did the same thing and my husband had me put two bottles of rum in each one but I know some people frown on that. He did have a good time with the extras. :cool1:
     
  • WhitGB

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2007
    Where did you get that ribbon??? And the metal mickey heads? These are amazing.
    What do I type in to eBay to search for the ribbon? I tried Disney cruise line ribbon but had no success. Disney cruise lines brings up way to much. TIA.
     

    Mom2PrincessesLinSy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 9, 2008
    Here are some pictures of the things we got from our Alaskan cruise on the Wonder this August 2011:





    What we had made for our FE gifts in Alaska:


    Pages from the Journal book we made for everyone: included tips for your cruise, an "Alaska Cruise Alphabet" of things to find and take pictures of from A to Z, and Disney themed cartoons from the newspaper.







    Already started on some items for our NYC Magical Cruise :wizard:
     

    Dream_2011

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 12, 2011
    What do I type in to eBay to search for the ribbon? I tried Disney cruise line ribbon but had no success. Disney cruise lines brings up way to much. TIA.
    I just bought them the same just browse with out the blue word, and the seller combine the shipping.
     

    emtmom0104

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 14, 2010


    Hi there. For those who asked, the key fobs were much easier than I had expected. Using the 7/8" ribbon, I fused it to 1 1/4" webbing with 7/8" Heat n Bond, then stitched along both sides of the ribbon with matching thread on top and webbing colored thread in the bobbin.

    Using a rotary blade, I cut the length to 11" and stitched the two sides together 1/4" from the ends. The key fob hardware then clamps to the stitched end covering that stitching. For ease of handling, I worked on sections of 44" at a time.

    These are amazing!!! I wish I even had a half a brain to do these. My cruise is in 2 weeks and I don't have that much time:(
     
  • WhitGB

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2007
    I just bought them the same just browse with out the blue word, and the seller combine the shipping.
    Okay, so I am an idiot. Would you mind pm'ing me the seller if the ribbon. Or if we can just put it in a link. Try as I might, I cannot locate it.
     

    golfnsuch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 21, 2007
    The mickey ring can be found on ebay
    The seller is lalangjewelry
    18KGP Mickey Rings Fit Keychain

    Ribbon can be found on ebay:
    CRUISE LINE SAILOR MOUSE GROSGRAIN RIBBON
    seller is ribbon-scraps
    Thanks!

    I did, in fact, get the ribbon from ribbon scraps. My search on eBay was just "cruise ribbon". I think I used multiple sources overseas for the mouse split rings, though. I will have to check.
     

    Dream_2011

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 12, 2011
    Thanks!

    I did, in fact, get the ribbon from ribbon scraps. My search on eBay was just "cruise ribbon". I think I used multiple sources overseas for the mouse split rings, though. I will have to check.
    Omg, are we on the same ship. March 23,2013
     

    Dislaney4n6

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 12, 2010
    Thanks for starting the new thread!!

    I am doing emergency kits/essentials for 1 of my FE gifts:

    1) anyone who had done this do you have a cute poem/note to go with it?
    2) What do you all think of my contents
    All in a zip lock bag
    clothes pins
    bandaids
    hand sanitizer packs/wipes
    paper clips
    shout wipes
    sample size spf 15 sunscreen (1 oz)
    ink pen
    purse size pack of tissues
    Clips(paper clip-the heavy ones)
    3) Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!!
    Someone (not sure who) on the old thread (I believe), made kits with the phrase 'minnie' emergency kits and an image of minnie.. thought that was really cute.
     

    DisneyTerz

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 12, 2011
    I was a lucky recipent of the key fobs from golfnsuch and I love it!!! Thanks Elizabeth...and it was so fun to meet you at PCG! :)
     

    HermanTriplets+1

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 6, 2009
    OK, it's not homemade, but I thought I'd share this bit of insight. My DD15 wanted to decorate her pocket on the FE with a note and an arrow saying "Candy Goes Here"! Guess what she thinks the ideal FE gift is?:laughing:
     


    Connect

    Disney News and Updates

    Get Daily Email Updates

    Book your Disney Cruise through Dreams Unlimited Travel and receive a Shipboard Credit and an Exclusive Gift Basket!



    CASTAWAY CAY PHOTOS

    DECK PLANS


    STATEROOMS


    ITINERARIES


    Top