..: Dec 13, 2009

Sunday, December 13

Homemade Disneyland Hat Tutorial

Last year after Christmas, I purchased some Santa hats for half off with the intent of turning them into homemade Mickey Mouse Santa hats to wear to Disneyland in the future.

I found this faux fur at Walmart. It was perfect for what I had in mind.

I used a glass with a very wide rim......

and traced the flat non-furry side with a white colored pencil.

I cut the circles out and settled in at my sewing machine. I set the mood with Christmas music and a nice hot mug of Ghirardelli hot chocolate and mug I received as a gift.

I pinned , right side in and sewed, I even used yellow thread and it didn't make any difference.

I left a few inches open at the bottom.

Next, I simply flipped them right side out. I was going to sew these on, but decided for now to just safety pin them and you can't even tell. Heehee.

Viola, Disney for less!
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Mosaic Monday

This is the fun way Disneyland decorates the haunted mansion during the holidays. They keep it this way from October through December, in the Nightmare Before Christmas Movie theme. You can click on the mosaic to enlarge.
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It's a small, small world..........

I love Christmas time at Disneyland. Some of their rides get a major Christmas make over and the biggest one is the It's A Small World ride.
Usually it's covered in white lights. And the entire inside is converted to Christmas scenes from around the world. Sorry about the blurry photos, the ride never sits still. An extra bonus was, when we came out of the ride, the fireworks started overhead and we had a perfect vantage point. :O)

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Blue moose, they left you standing alone.......heehee

You might need to click on this last picture, to be able to tell that this is fireworks. In real life, they were spectacular!