Saturday, October 8, 2016

Disney Pixar Blog Hop October 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, for June click HERE and for August 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.

Pink Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Sun Hat

As some of you know, Eliot and I just went on our first Disney Cruise last weekend.  (It was incredible!)  The past month, I've been working on so many projects for this trip.  I had originally wanted to post a Halloween project for this month, but I simply ran out of time.  Instead, I thought I'd share a quick tutorial of one of the things I made!  Here's a Pink Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Sun Hat that I made for our cruise!

I found this hat on sale at Target a few weeks ago for less than $5!!!  I'd already gotten a few other hats, but I had an after thought that I should have gotten a few extras for projects.  I was so excited to find this one!  After a bit of thought, I decided to make it Minnie Mouse inspired!  I love how cute it turned out!  Minnie is my spirit animal, and this is the perfect Disney inspired accessory for fun in the sun!

Want to make your own Pink Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Sun Hat?  Here's how I did it:

Sun Hat
Pink Spray Paint
White Spray Paint (not pictured)
White Acrylic Paint
Circle Sponge Applicator
Paint Brush (not pictured)
Mod Podge (matte)
Hot Glue Gun
Optional Accessories: Flowers, Rhinestones, Buttons, etc.

1.) Prepare Your Sun Hat
Take any tags or plastic pieces off of your sun hat.  If you have one with darker colors, you might want to spray paint it white first.  (I found this allowed for better coverage when I went to add the pink!)  I used two coats of white spray paint, followed by a concentrated layer where the hat originally had a black edge.

2.) Spray Paint the Hat
Once your hat is prepped, spray paint a few coats of hot pink paint.  Make sure your layers of paint are light and even.  It's ok if it takes a few coats.

3.) Add Polka Dots
When the hat is fully dry, place it on a newspaper or protected surface.  Use your white acrylic paint and circle sponge applicator to paint polka dots all over the hat.  Try to space them out a little bit so they don't take over the hat!  If necessary, add another coat on top of these once they're dry.  I only used one coat of paint on mine, but I made sure I applied it thicker the first time.  (The paint might leak through the hat since it's woven.  Make sure you have something underneath the hat to collect paint.)

4.) Seal Paint
Once your hat is completely dry, use your paint brush to paint a layer of matte Mod Podge over the entire thing to seal the paint in.  It's ok if it looks white.  It will dry clear!

5.) Attach Ribbon
After the Mod Podge is dry, you can add ribbon and decorations.  I used a polka dot ribbon and placed it around the bottom base of the hat using my hot glue.  I made the ribbon ends overlap on the side of the hat.

6.) Add Decorations
If you'd like, you can add more decorations to your hat!  I used the extra flowers I had from my Tinker Bell Fairy Garden Lantern project.  Using hot glue, I attached three of the flowers over the location of the ribbon overlap.  Now, you can't even tell it's there and the flowers look really cute too!

I'm sure Minnie would love this fun and stylish hat!  I know I certainly do!  °o°

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

We have a prize from Paper Wizard!  You could win one of their Mouse Wreaths, which is pictured in the image below!  This is perfect for a Disney scrapbook or to turn into a home decor item.

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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. LOVE that hot pink hat! And I know Minnie Mouse would be proud of your work too!

    Thank you for being a part of this hop!
    Shawn ~
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

    1. Thanks Shawn! I love it too! Now I can't wait for next summer so I can buy more hats to make more designs! ;-) Thanks so much for including me in the hop! These are so much fun! :-)

  2. Such a cleaver idea! I love the hat! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. This is something I would love to do to make a "pool hat" ... imagine it in the colors of a favorite character .. for a friend!

    1. Yes! I'm already planning to make a few more designs for next summer. It's so easy so the possibilities are endless! :-)

  4. Too cute we lost be Minnie Mouse I think I will make these for my girls thank you for sharing

    1. You're welcome! I'm sure your girls would love them! :-)

  5. Thanks for the tip on spraying the hat~ There have been several times my girls needed a hat a different color, now I know what to do! Penny

    1. You're welcome! It's so easy! I can't wait to make more for next summer! :-)