/ Thursday, October 25th, 2012

by Fran Cassano

Hi Everyone! I am so excited about Disney Wreck-It Ralph. I’ve been playing the Fix-It Felix, Jr. app and getting pretty far fixing the windows of Niceland. Then, believe it or not, I actually started thinking about fixing some of my crafts.

We’ve all worked on crafts we have been proud to give as gifts or ones that became keepsakes of beloved memories. But what happens when your crafts don’t go quite as planned? Or if they go very, very wrong? What happens when you loved your end result at the time you finished, but then you look back and want to change it? While it’s not usually necessary, I love the idea of making over completed projects and have them grow into something even better than before.

Now, with Fix-It Felix, Jr. in mind, I looked back on the projects I’ve shared with you and wanted to show you two timely crafting makeover examples of my own:

One evolving the project into an entirely new look…

(click link for the original: Disney Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Page)

And the other with just a slight crafting improvement…

(click link for the original: Advent-style Disney Cruise Countdown Calendar)

I chose to makeover the Disney Gingerbread Cookie project because I personally bake gingerbread from Halloween until Christmas.

I used the following (but definitely feel free to do a variation that fits your own theme):

  • 1 piece, 8×8 coordinating solid color Scrapbooking page
  • EK Success Honeybee Precision Tip Scissors (an indispensible tool)
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Glue Lines, tape runner (or similar permanent adhesive)
  • All elements of previous project you want to keep

Very carefully remove all elements of the previous project you want to incorporate for the project makeover. Do this by gently peeling the element from the page. It is better to tear the original background than the element itself. You can also just snip around the portion you want to keep. Arrange on your new scrapbook page and affix with adhesive.

I chose to makeover the Advent-style Disney Cruise Countdown project, because I’m counting down the upcoming  WDW Radio Cruise on the Disney Dream. (Are you?)

I used the following (but definitely feel free to do a variation that fits your own theme):

  • Strip of 3/8 inch Grosgrain ribbon in coordinating color
  • Scraps of decorative Scrapbook paper
  • Mickey Head Medium Craft Punch (by EK Success)
  • Glue Lines, tape runner (or similar permanent adhesive)
  • All elements of previous project you want to keep

Carefully remove envelopes from the original ribbon. This time, I want to keep the envelopes flush with the ribbon. Punch Mickey Heads out of the scrapbook paper. Arrange them in between the envelopes (use photo as a guide). Affix with Glue Lines. Hang underneath your Countdown sign.

I was really happy with my crafting makeovers. It isn’t usually necessary, but it is a lot of fun to revisit your crafts. So, whenever you get some new ideas for old projects, don’t be afraid make them over into new creations. And when you want to, just like Felix, you “CAN FIX IT!”

Enjoy your day and craft away!

Disney Wreck-It Ralph opens on November 2nd.

With thanks to Disney.com.

 

Like so many of us, Fran Cassano’s life is sprinkled with Mickeys. From collecting Park brochures as a child, to creating ideas for her own Disney Fairy Tale Wedding, paper crafts have kept the magic of Disney a part of her everyday life. Fran invites us capture our own memories through Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting… Break out the tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!

One Response to "Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting: Crafting Makeovers"

  1. This would definitely apply to a lot of my artwork. I often stare at certain spots that bother me about past work I’ve done, but usually don’t get around to fixing it!

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