DIY Mickey Embelished Tote for Disneyland

Hello there, today I am sharing this fun DIY Mickey Embellished Tote for Disneyland!

OK’ OK’ I “never” want to be that person who says…

.. Guess where we are going.. in your face.. rub it in kinda person… because I think its tacky, boastful, & obnoxious. However, a giant but, and perhaps a big HYPOCRITE I may be, we are going to “Disneyland!” Eeeeeep!

This is our first real family vacation and we have waited 13 year for it, our kids are beyond stoked.

I also wanted to share this bag because how many more of you are planning on D-land for Spring break? or the Summer? so here is a cute in-expensive Mickey Bag idea for ya. You could even do this with a bag you may already have on hand and ribbon you may already have on hand. winks.

… and be on the look out, I have a few more DIY Disney things in store for you all.

Today however, I am sharing with you a purse I bought at Walmart for $10.00 bucks that I embellished with some finished lightly ruffled trim. 41/2 yrds for $6.48. So the purse all together cost just over $16.00 bucks… and I love it- its ONE OF A KIND. Plus I think if I were to pay for something like this I think I would of been charged a whole lot more. Anyhoo, I really wanted a cute Mickey tote for D-land. Something to hold diapers, wet wipes, snacks, formula, anti-bacterial, etc. After I scoured Etsy and Ebay and didn’t come up with a thing that I liked under $15.00, and  what I did like was $50.00 plus….. I DON’T THINK SO.  I decided to have a little chat with  my inner CraftOManiac self….. “DUH- JEN go find a simple tote and add a ruffled mickey silhouette to the front. eeeee, YES!”


  BEFORE- cute black and white striped and cinched $10.00 dollar tote.
 AFTER- ruffled Mickey embellished Tote= LOVE
  HERE IS THE purchased ruffled trim I used.

even though the trim was ruffled to begin with, it was ruffled enough. I hot glued the circled Mickey head onto the bag, and as I went I would overlap a piece of the trim hot gluing it down to some of the trim and some of the bag. I did this until I got the shape I wanted. I also did this with the ears, and cut extra smaller ruffled pieces of trim to add inside the ears hot glued them down as well. I lastly added two buttons to the center of the ears. I did not use all 41/2 yards of trim,  I have a yard left  over, I I just played it safe and bought more just in case.  winks.


Now, I am so darn excited to use my Mickey Tote and make some awesome memories with  my fam. The countdown is on.
xo, jenlinking up to The 36th Avenue here. 
and Tatertots and jello here.


  1. You are pretty incredible on a serious level!!! Love this and you are going to have the best time at Disney!!!

  2. How fun is that?! Have a great vacation! You all deserve it!!

  3. So Cute! Have a great time….we had so much fun! Hey…I’m following you on Linky Followers now, would you be willing to follow back? Also…did you ever pick the contributors for your blog? 🙂

  4. I LOVE it! We’re off to Disneyland too, in 2 weeks!! I’m so excited for you- you’re going to love it! Now I’m off to decorate my boring, old travel diaper bag! 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

  5. Super Cute! I love your creativity! And Disney is the best 🙂 Enjoy your memorable vacation!

  6. How cute! We’ve decided to take the kids to DL this summer too. We get to visit a lot of family while we’re down there too. I love your bag!

    (and haha about the in-your-face-thing. I have a blog in my reader, a favorite one too by the way…and every day this week the posts started with “this is prescheduled because I’m on a Disney cruise with my family” 🙂

  7. Jen, I seriously love this tote! I am a total Disney geek. I live close to Disney World and never, ever get tired of going there. Even without my kids!! :0)

  8. I am so pinning this and adding it to my DISNEY board! Its SO adorable! Seems pretty simple to do also. We aren’t going to Disney World until Jan 2013 but I cant wait to see what else you have in store with your Disney crafts! YAY!

  9. Oh how cute!! I am going to Disney World in December…will have to make this before I go!! Woohoo!!

  10. I love it, and I can so relate! I’ve been married to T for 10 1/2 years and we’ve never taken a family trip (ever!!) with our kids. I don’t count Thanksgiving trips to see his extended family-blech. We’re planning on doing Disneyworld in May, provided my sis comes through with tickets (her family is military, so we’re going with them). 🙂

  11. Oh we LOVE going to Disneyland… I actually made my girls Matching Minnie Dot outfits the last time we went.. With a Matching bag for me… 🙂 Oh I hope you have so much fun… Oh we took the children to the Character Breakfast at Goofy’s Kitchen and they LOVED it because all the Characters come to your table and you don’t have to wait in the LONG lines in the Park.. 🙂

  12. So cute! Have so much fun. I grew up just a few exits up the freeway from Disneyland and I love it so much!

  13. Ohmygosh, that is the cutest Disney tote EVER! So much cuter than anything you could buy in a store.

  14. Well, now that is adorable!

  15. Oh my! That is the cutest tote! I love, love, love all things Disney. I’ve never been to Disneyland, only Disne World – and I think it’s just the happiest place on Earth. I hope that y’all have a super fun trip!!

  16. So, I found your blog this morning from Tatertots & Jello, and since, I’ve been browsing all your creative projects! I’m also your newest GFC follower.
    I started a “Get Creative” linky party today and I’d love for you to come link up your projects…
    Hope to see you there!

  17. So adorable! I love it!

  18. Have a great time in Disneyland – it is such an amazing place to take your kids to.

  19. You are making me so happy with your Mickey projects–love them!! XO

  20. So cute!

  21. Loving all your projects!! We are booking our Disney vacation in March!! Thanks for the inspiration, as always 🙂 You’ve got me even more excited!!

  22.' Johanna M says:

    LOVE the ruffled Mickey! Cannot wait to use this technique for a thing or two for our upcoming trip. Yay! Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

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