Saturday, February 6, 2016

Disney Pixar Blog Hop- February 2016

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

Disney and crafting are a magical combination, and we are so happy you joined us to day for this blog hop.  Some of the crafters participating in this event have been doing this together since 2011!  Over the years the hop has grown but one thing has always stayed the same . . . amazing crafting projects that feature your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar movies.

For 2016 we are going to attempt to have a hop every other month for the entire year . . . February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you are on Facebook you can like the group page so that you can be the first to learn about each upcoming event.  Just click HERE to go the the Facebook page.

To make sure you don't miss any of the fun, be sure to start at Shawn's blog to see all of the projects.  Just click HERE to head over to her blog and then follow the hop line up at the bottom of the post to see everyone's projects.

Melissa's DIY Project: Gimme Tsum Lovin Wreath

For my project, I wanted to make a decoration for Valentine's Day.  My husband and I recently moved into our new house and all of our holiday decorations are still stored away while we get settled in.  Those of you frequent my blog know I have a slight obsession with tsum tsums.  (They're the newest Disney craze.)  The words "tsum tsum" is Japanese for "stack stack" and they're based off a popular phone game.  I love them and had to combine Valentine's Day with my love of all things tsum tsums!

The result was this cute "Gimme Tsum Lovin" wreath!  I've wanted to do a play words since the idea popped into my head.  (Ok, so it's really pronounced "soom soom"; it's close enough!)  I love how it turned out!  It was easy to make and took me about an hour and a half to complete- including time for the paint to dry.  Want to make one for yourself?  Here's how I made my "Gimme Tsum Lovin" Valentine's Day wreath!

Tinsel Valentine's Day Wreath
Small Wood Sign
Acrylic Paints and Brushes
2+ Tsum Tsums (I used Valentine's Day Mickey and Minnie)
Craft Foam (red, blue, pink and yellow)
Chenille Sticks (make sure they match your tsums)
Black Sharpie
Hot Glue Gun
Small Wooden Letters (not pictured, optional)
Vinyl Tsum Tsums (not pictured, optional)

Steps to Make Gimme Tsum Lovin Wreath:

1.) Paint Wood Pieces
First, paint your wooden sign (and letters if you have them).  I painted two coats of each on the front of each piece.  I also did one coat on the back of the sign since you can see the back of it when it's hanging on the wreath.

2.) Cut Out "Tsum"
Next, find the Disney tsum tsum logo online.  (I used the bottom half of the logo.)  On your craft foam, sketch out the logo lightly with a pencil.  Cut the letters out.

Tsum Tsum logo copyright Disney.
3.) Assemble "Tsum"
Arrange the words "gimme tsum lovin" on your sign to make sure it all fits.  I started by gluing on my craft foam "tsum" and then I outlined it with a black Sharpie marker to give it the outlined look the logo has.  I traced around each letter and then drew on the outer edges of each of my foam letters to create my sign.

4.) Assemble Sign
Once your "tsum" is done, glue the rest of your wooden letters on.  If you don't have wooden letters, sketch your text in pencil and use paint or a Sharpie to fill it in.  You can also cut letters with a Cricut or Silhouette machine.  (Mine is still in storage, so I had to stick with what I had access to!)  There are numerous ways to create the sign.

5.) Attach the Sign and Tsum Tsums
Use the chenille sticks to attach your sign and tsum tsums to the wreath.  I looped one stick through my sign and then twisted the back to the bottom of the wreath.  With the tsum tsums, I wrapped the chenille stick around their bellies, making sure the tags were tucked under it.  Then, I arranged them on the wreath by twisting the sticks into the wreath form.  (Note: you could hot glue the sign and tsum tsums to the wreath, but I didn't want to permanently attach my precious tsums!)

6.) Add Vinyl Tsum Tsums (optional)
You could stop right here if you want.  (Your wreath should currently look like the top left photo shown below.)  I wanted to add more tsums because I can never get enough of them!  I tucked some vinyl tsum tsums into the wreath form.  Then, I stacked a few of them near the base of the wreath display.  Again, you can glue them if you chose to.

And there you have it!  I absolutely love my new tsum tsum wreath Valentine's Day decoration!  If you decide to make one for yourself, I'd love to see pictures!  °o°

Before you go, make sure to enter to win our prize for this hop . . . a Disney paper pack from Queen & Co. 

The paper stack will not even be shipping out to stores until late February 2016, so you can have it before the stores are even selling it!  Note: Due to the fact that we received this paper stack so early, it is considered a promotional proof and there could be some slight variations from what will be shipped to stores.

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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

The full blog hop line up is below.  

The full blog hop line up is below.  


  1. So cute. I have never seen tsum tsums before. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have never seen Tsums before. This is super cute!!

  3. Now this is one breathtakingly beautiful Tsum Wreath. Your are so creatively talented. Thank you for posting your tutorial of it. I can so see myself making one like this for other holidays too. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    1. You're welcome! Thank you so much for the compliments! I might make a few more tsum wreaths too! They're so cute. ;-)

  4. Cute wreath! I had never heard of a Tsum.

    1. Thank you! I'm pretty sure my wallet wishes I'd never heard of them too! ha ha! ;-)

  5. Eek, that wreath is adorable and I have to say that I share your love of those cute little Disney Tsums! Never even heard of them until my 2 granddaughters got a whole set for Christmas. Now I want tsum of my own!

    1. Thank you! Uh oh! Tsums are so cute but addictive. I don't even want to know how many of the little plushies I have. I'll just say that I have a few more than "tsum," ha ha! ;-)

  6. First of all - how cool is it that you got married in my favorite place?!!!! Your wreath is darling and a fun play on tsum tsum!!

    1. Aww, thanks Lori! It was a dream of mine to get married at Disney World and I still keep pinching myself more than three years later! Thank you! When I thought of the wreath and play on words- I knew I had to do it. :-)

  7. never heard of these tsum items. cute wreath though

    1. Thank you! I'm starting to wish I'd never heard of them. (My wallet definitely agrees!) ;-)

  8. I must say your design sweet -heart wreath and oh so Disney saying..