Saturday, April 9, 2016

Disney Pixar Blog Hop- April 2016

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

Disney and crafting are a magical combination, and we are so happy you joined us today 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 have a hop every other month for the entire year!  If you missed the one for February you can click HERE to go back and see all of those projects.  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 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.

For my project, I wanted to make something for spring.  We live in Maine and this week we've seen everything- from sun, rain and snow.  I'm anxious for the return of green grass and colorful flowers!  However, that's still a few weeks away.  Instead, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  The result was this cute and colorful Mickey Button Flower Vase.  It was really easy to make and took less than an hour to complete.  Here's how I made it!

Small Vase
Thick Green Chenille Stick/Pipe Cleaner
2-3 Thin Green Chenille Stick/Pipe Cleaner
Wooden White Picket Fence
Colorful Buttons in Various Sizes
Hot Glue Gun

Steps to Make Mickey Button Flower Vase:

1.) Cut Fence and Thick Green Chenille Stick
First, take your fence and thick green chenille stick and measure enough to circle your vase.  I pulled them around the vase and then cut off the excess.  Twist the chenille stick up and around itself before cutting if off.  (This will help hide the rough edges.)

2.) Glue Fence to Vase
Next, glue the white picket fence to your vase.  Make sure there's enough room for the chenille stick "grass" underneath it before gluing.  I glued every few pieces of wood being sure to secure the ends of the fence.

3.) Select Mickey Mouse Buttons
Select which buttons you want to use to make your Mickey flowers.  I wanted mine to be the same color for his head and his ears, but you can do whatever you like.  You can also add button centers to the flowers.  Most importantly, count your Mickey flowers so you know how many stems you'll need.  (I made ten.)

4.) Cut Flower Stems and Leaves
Cut the small chenille stick into 1.5" to 2" sections for the flower stems.  Cut a few extra smaller pieces for leaves.  Fold the "leaves" in half.

5.) Glue Stems to Vase
Glue the stems to your vase.  I tried to make mine somewhat evenly space out, but not exact.  I made every other flower taller while the others were shorter so the buttons would be spaced out a little.

6.) Attach Mickey Flowers and Leaves
Glue the Mickey flowers onto the vase.  I started with his head and then added the ears.  On some of the flowers, they're attached to the fence while others are actually glued to the vase.  Work with whatever makes the most sense for that flower.  After, glue some leaves to the bottom of the stems.  I did a random pattern for this.  Some flowers had no leaves, others one and some even had two.

7.) Attach Grass to Base
Finally, glue the thick chenille stick to the base of your vase.  It should line up with the fence and the stems.  If you have to, you can "fluff" the grass so it lines up better.

And there you have it!  I love my new Mickey flower button vase!  I'm planning to use it as a centerpiece on our kitchen table.  Then, I'll be able to enjoy the bright colors while we're waiting for our actual flowers to bloom!  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 . . .

Buttons from Button Galore and a Cricut cartridge donated by Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

The full blog hop line up is below.  


  1. HOW FUN is this project!!! I love the Mickey-head buttons. So cute.

    Ellen "CardMonkey"

  2. Those button flowers have to be the cutest thing ever! I am going to have to try this one myself!

    Thanks for being in the hop!
    Shawn ~
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

    1. Thank you Shawn! And thanks so much for having me in the hop! :-)

  3. What a clever way to use buttons to form Mickey shapes!! Love this happy little vase decoration and will have to remember the button trick!

    1. Thank you! I love Mickey! It is a happy little vase! :-)

  4. Oh, how sweet is this project. My daughter & I just love it... Great way to use both buttons & pipe cleaners (which I have tons of both) not to mention the perfect way to up-cycle a plain boring vase or glass.

    1. Thank you! It's definitely a good way to use some leftover craft supplies! I might have to make all of my boring vases fun now! ;-)

  5. I love this!!!! Soooo cute!!!!

  6. Absolutely adorable!

  7. I'm in NJ and am experiencing that same weather...rain, snow, sun from the 30's to the 70's within one week! Crazy! Love your project! What a fantastic gift to make for a teacher! Perfect for pens and pencils!

    1. Thank you Jennifer! Yes, this winter doesn't want to end does it? It's definitely a cute gift idea! :-)