Saturday, June 4, 2016

Disney Pixar Blog Hop- June 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 have a hop every other month for the entire year!  If you missed the one of the hops we already had this year, you can still go back and see the projects.  For February click HERE and for April click HERE.  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.

For my project, I wanted to make something bright, colorful and fun for spring.  I've had the idea to make a little Tinker Bell fairy garden bouncing around in my head for a while now.  I'm so excited to finally bring it to fruition!  It was easy to make and it took less than an hour to complete.  Here's how I made it!

Bright Silk Flowers
Tinker Bell Figurine
Paint Brush
Green Felt (not pictured)
Elmer's Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Bottle Cap (if necessary- not pictured)

Steps to Make Tinker Bell's Fairy Garden Lantern:

1.) Cut Silk Flowers and Leaves Off the Bunch
First, cut a few flowers and leaves off of your silk flower bunch.  I cut off about 7-8 flowers, and 5-6 sets of leaves.  (Make sure you're cutting the plastic part of the stems, otherwise, you'll need wire cutters!)  Set the leaves and flowers aside.

2.) Glue Glitter to Tinker Bell and Fairy Wings
Next, put some glue on Tinker Bell's wings.  Spread the glue evenly using a paint brush.  Sprinkle some glitter over them to make them shine.  I used diamond dust glitter.  Optional: you can also add glitter to Tinker Bell's shoes and dress.  I found lime glitter so I made her dress sparkly.  I also added glitter to her shoe pom poms!

3.) Prepare Lantern
Please be very careful when preparing your lantern.  (Mine had small shards of glass on the inside when I opened it.)  Clean your lantern and the glass if necessary.  Then, cut a piece of green felt large enough to cover the bottom of the lantern.  Glue it into place using the hot glue gun.

4.) Glue Leaves and Flowers
Glue the leaves and flowers to your felt base.  I started by putting 4-5 leaves around the outer edge.  Then, I started adding a few flowers on top of them.

5.) Prepare Tinker Bell Figurine (if necessary)
My Tinker Bell figure came in three pieces.  I found her on eBay by searching under figurine.  (I think she's technically a cake decoration.  She came in a package of six fairies for about $10.)  Glue Tinker Bell's wings to her back and her feet to her base.

6.) Attach Tinker Bell Figurine
Glue Tinker Bell's base to your garden.  I glued her to one of the flower petals.

7.) Secure Tinker Bell Figurine (if necessary)
Unfortunately, the petal I glued Tink to wasn't very sturdy.  She kept flipping back and forth.  I found a bottle cap that was the right size to keep her still.  I glued it behind the leaves and petals.  After it was tucked in, you'd never even know it was there!

7.) Finish Flower Garden
Finally, finish gluing flowers into your garden.  You can put as many or as few as you want.  I put enough flowers in there so you can't see Tinker Bell's base, the bottle cap or where I glued the leaf stems to the felt base.  Close the door and you're done!

Isn't this cute?!?!  I absolutely love my Tinker Bell Fairy Garden Lantern!  It actually turned out better than I imagined it would.  The best part of this DIY project is that it's so easy to customize.  You can spray paint the lantern, decorate the lantern with glitter or vinyl, add a battery pack of fairy lights, and more!  And I still have five more fairies... I don't think this is my last lantern fairy garden.

I think I'm going to put Tinker Bell in my office so I can enjoy the bright colors year round.  It reminds me of our Disney Wedding.  (Our colors were lime and hot pink!)  If you make a fairy garden lantern for yourself, I'd love to see pictures!  °o°

Before you go, make sure to enter to win our prize for this hop . . .

We have a paper and sticker variety pack from Reminisce!  There was so much I could not get it all into the photo.  These papers will be perfect for your Disney crafting.

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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

The full blog hop line up is below.  


  1. How very sweet. Thank you for the instructions.

  2. OMG this is so cute! You could probably change this out with the seasons . . . flowers for summer and spring, leaves in the fall and snowflakes in the winter!

    Thank you for being a part of the hop!

    Shawn ~
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

    1. Thanks Shawn! My mother said the same thing, and that she also wants me to make her one! :-)

  3. This is adorable! My daughter (who is 31 BTW) would love this!!!!

  4. So sweet. Love the idea...thanks for the instructions.

  5. Very cool! I love it. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  6. nice blog
    thanks for sharing information.
    I have also this related site.
    Lanterns are usually box-shaped with glass sides for the light to come out and illuminate the surroundings. Learn how outdoor hanging lanterns can add a charm to your gardens.
    Best Regards
    Marlene Lorie