Saturday, August 6, 2016

Disney Pixar Blog Hop August 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 one of the hops we already had this year, you can still go back and see the projects.  For February click HERE, for April click HERE and for June 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 Shawn's blog and then follow the hop line up at the bottom of the post to see everyone's projects.

Tinker Bell Pop Purse Charm

It's no secret that I love sparkles and I love "bling".  I'm also a sucker for anything that's bright and colorful.  Recently, I've been loving the trend of adding a "purse charm" to your handbag for some extra sparkle.  I've been wanting to make one for a while now, and when I spotted Tinker Bell the other day, I knew it was meant to be.

I love how my Tinker Bell Pop Purse Charm came out!  It's bright, colorful, fun, sparkly and the perfect edition to my Disney Dooney and Burke Sketch Handbag.

Want to make your own Disney Pop Purse Charm?  Here's how I did it:

Disney Pop Keychain (I used Tinker Bell)
Large Glass Seed Beads in Various Colors
Head Pins
Jewelry Chain
Clasps and Hooks
Jewelry Pliers- Wire Cutters, Chain Nose Pliers and Round Nose Pliers
Ruler (not pictured)
Safety Glasses (optional but recommended)

1.) Prepare Chain
Measure a 6" long section of chain and use wire cutters to clip it.  Set the rest aside.

2.) Create Bead Dangles
Take one of your beads and place it on a head pin.  Use your round nose pliers to create a small loop right above the bead.  Wrap the wire back around the head pin two times.  Repeat with different colors of beads until you have a stack.  (I made about 25.)

3.) Clip Extra Wire
When you're done, clip the extra head pin wire off using your wire cutters.  Please be careful when cutting wires.  They sometimes with go flying once clipped.

4.) Attach Bead Dangles to Chain
Use your chain nose pliers (the flat ones) to separate sections of chain.  (I separated it like you would a jump ring.)  Place one or two bead bangles on the chain and then pull the sides of chain back together.  I put two beads on every other section of chain.  It really depends on how close together you want the beads.  Repeat attaching bead dangles until you get about halfway up the chain.

5.) Attach Hooks
Once you're done attaching all of your beads, you need to add the hooks.  I placed my hook on the chain link right above the beads.  Then, use your chain nose pliers to add the clasp to the top of your chain.  Finally, add one more hook to the bottom under all of your beads.  I used a smaller style hook and clasp for the top and middle of the chain.  Then, I used the larger hook style for the bottom.  (See photo above.)

6.) Add Pop Charm
Take your Pop charm and unhook it from the keychain.  They conveniently come with a clasp already attached!  Attach it to the larger hook at the bottom of the chain, and you're done!  Loop the chain around the handle of your handbag and attach the clasp to the hook in the center of the chain.

Perfect right?  The best part of this purse charm design is that since the Pop can easily be detached, you can switch between different characters.  You can also move the charm higher up on the chain if you want to attach it to the clasp in the middle and have the beads dangle separately!  (Pictured below.)

I love it!  Step out in style and enjoy your new Disney Pop Purse Charm!!!  °o°

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

We have a prize from Clear Scraps!  You could win one of their sandcastle chipboard albums!  This is perfect for your summer beach photos or with a little magic, this castle becomes the home for any Disney Princess.

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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

The full blog hop line up is below.  



  1. What a sweet project, Melissa! I love, love, love Tinker Bell, and your handbag too is divine.

    1. Thanks so much Ellen! I've had my bag for so long. I'm almost terrified to use it! Hopefully, this will provide some motivation! ;-)

  2. LOVE IT! Tinkerbell looks adorable on your purse!
    Thanks for being a part of this hop!

    1. Thanks so much Shawn! And thank you for having me! I love these blog hops! :-)

  3. So cute! I have a friend and her birthday is this week.. and although I already have her gift .. I may have to make one like this because she adores Tink... thank you for the idea!

    1. Thanks Lyn! I'm so glad to provide inspiration! :-)

  4. Adorable! I love your handbag. I must make one of these! Tink's my favorite.

    1. Thank you so much Allie! I've wanted to make a purse charm forever. I'm so glad I saw Tink and finally took the plunge!

  5. Luv your addition to your great purse!