DIY MouseKeeping Tip Envelopes

Yes while stay at Disney we do recommend tipping the Mousekeeping (Housekeeping but it is Disney) We do between $1-$2 per person in your room, because Mousekeeping works hard to clean your rooms, and sometimes they do extra little things that make your stay even more magical. We also recommend doing smaller bills $1 and $5. When we go we always have a nice welcome note from Mousekeeping and there are usually two names, which means they split the tips in the room. Smaller bills makes it easier for them to split. Now you can’t just leave the tip sitting there, mousekeeping isn’t allowed to take money just sitting with no note. So we have found a cute way to leave tips for Mousekeeping! We also made them for the restaurants but that is because Sammie (Mom) got really into it.

Materials:

Colored paper: We used colored cardstock to make them a little more sturdy.

A Marker: We used white for our black paper.

Mickey Template: Below

A pencil: For tracing

Glue

Scissors

So to start we Printed the Mickey outline below off Google, we printed it as an 8X10 not fitted to the page.

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After this we traced the outline onto our black paper, and cut that out.

Next came Mickey’s pants: We took red paper and used the same template and created the bottom shape. Below we created a good template of where to stop tracing for the pants. Then you cut straight across. You could also create a second template for the pants and just cut along the red line to get your pant template.¬†544f9673c2dad09a6080d3981ed8e0c9

Once your pants are cut out, it is time for gluing. You want to glue the sides of his pants, and the bottom of his pants. DO NOT GLUE THE STRAIGHT LINE. If you glue the straight line down you will not have a pouch to put the money in.

After it has dried it is time to decorate. We just cut out some ovals for buttons and decorated with a black marker. Then we wrote a cute little saying on the ears so Mousekeeping knew it was for them.

And TADA

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A cute little envelope to put Tips in. Like we said Sammie got really into making these:

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We made them for each restaurant and each day Mousekeeping would come:

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We had a lot of fun making these

Honorable mention to Sammie’s creativity when it come down to this awesome tip holder:20171003_084438.jpg

Made for Chefs De France but a reservation we wanted more opened up so we canned Chefs De France.

We hope this DIY gives you some awesome ideas!

Until next time remember: The best is yet to come!

DIY Autograph Book

While we love the beautiful autograph books from Disney, we wanted to create an autograph book that we could take apart and add to her scrapbook that we’re creating; thus we created this autograph book out of a few simple things.

Materials:

Single hole punch- we found ours for $3.00 at Walmart

4×6 index cards- You can get white or colored, we went with white because it was cheaper.

Ring- You can find these at Staples or Office Max

Decorations- We found stickers, cardboard images, etc… all at the local craft store

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All we did was punch holes in the top corner of the index cards, we were able to punch about 10 at a time.

Then we decorated each one with a picture of a princess, the name of a character, a pretty design, just to add a little more to the page. This is also a great way to organize by character so each character has their own page. We did simple decorations because they do need room to sign still. We found the names of Mickey and his pals and added them to the bottom corner and we did the same with the princess stickers.

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We then just threaded them onto the ring and closed it up and there you go! You have your very own autograph book! This is more for us to have for her scrapbook, but we did enjoy creating it ourselves and it was cheaper than purchasing one at Disney.

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We hope you liked this quick little DIY! 9 Days until our big trip!

Until next time remember: The best is yet to come!

Making your stroller stand out

Here is a fun little project that we did to help make our stroller stand out for our upcoming Disney trip. This is a great idea for any amusement park or place that you may have to leave your stroller unattended. Although we have never had it happen to us, we have heard of peoples’ strollers that go missing at Disney and when it came down to it, strollers that looked very basic and have no identifiable changes were the ones that people had taken. So here are some great ways to make your stroller stand out.

  1. Fun colorful zip ties: We attached a bunch of zip ties to look like fun colored details onto our stroller. We cut down the long parts and Chris burned the ends so they were no longer sharp. This is a great way to make your stroller stand out and it also gives you a great identifier if your stroller does get taken for some reason.
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  2. Fun decorations: We added a pink and purple flower to both sides of her stroller’s legs. It is cute, fun, and zip tied on there. The zip ties holding the flowers make it less likely someone is going to rip it off. We love this little detail too because it just makes the stroller a little less bland.
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  3. Stroller License plate: You can make a sign, there are cute stroller licence plates on Etsy, or in our case Chris knows how to use photoshop. This is a great thing to use to help label your stroller as yours. We put ours in a clear binder sleeve, taped the opening (helps make it more waterproof) and we will be zip tieing it to the stroller. We have seen people laminate them as an option as well and it is a really great one. You want your sign to be as waterproof because it does rain at Disney. So clear binder sleeve or laminated are key to helping with that water proofing.
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Now what do you do if your stroller for some reason gets taken?

  • Before you even go to the park take a picture of your stroller from each angel and have it in your phone.
  • Take a picture of the stroller parking location you are leaving it at so you remember which location you leave it. Cast members may move your stroller over to make room for more strollers so it might not be in the exact location you left it. Taking a picture of the overall stroller parking location helps you remember which location you left it at.
  • If it does appear to have been taken, remain calm, let a cast member know and show pictures of your stroller to help look for it. Sometimes strollers do get taken by mistake, we have a city lite and there are lots of ¬†these type and colored strollers out there. So if someone has the same stroller they may have mistaken yours for theirs.
  • Don’t yell at the cast member, there are hundreds of strollers left there a day they do their best. Disney is great on helping you with these situations.
  • If you are really concerned about it being taken then consider investing in one of those little gps trackers you can hid on the stroller. Then let a cast member know about it and let them approach the person. Not all people are bad and sometimes mistakes happen so make sure not to yell and confront others. Don’t ruin the magic for other people.
  • Please also note that the use of bike locks to attach a stroller to a pole is a no; cast members can and will cut them off the pole to move them to the correct location if not at a stroller parking location and need to be able to move them to make room for more strollers.

That is all for today! We hope you enjoyed this fun little project to help make your stroller stand out. We will be posting a stroller parking locations post following our Disney trip!

Until next time remember: The best is yet to come!