Disney’s Mickey Mouse Birthday Name Banner {Cricut Craft Tutorial}

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I can’t believe I haven’t posted Sawyer’s 1st Birthday Party yet. You guys have asked too but I wanted to share a few things first. Like this cute Disney’s Mickey Mouse Birthday Personalized Name Banner! Wanna know something else? I didn’t make it! Johnny did!

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We used our Cricut machine, some cardstock, adhesive, and ribbon. We started it on a Friday night that was too cold to go out and Daddy was out so we weren’t really doing much. Johnny has been bugging me to let him use one of my machines and I had too much on my plate so I figured giving him this project would be both time saving for me and fun for him.

Disney's Mickey Mouse Birthday Name Banner {Cricut Craft Tutorial}

To make the Mickey Mouse shapes for the banner we used our Disney© Mickey Font Cricut® Cartridge that I bought a few years ago and have used a ton of times. The Cricut machine I have is an older model. I would love to upgrade it soon, especially one that can accommodate 12 inches cardstock.

Disney© Mickey Font Cricut® Cartridge

Follow the directions on the card and pick the size you want. Johnny figured out what letters he wanted what color ahead of a time and precut all his paper to size so once he started cutting he could keep going.

 Disney's Mickey Mouse Birthday Name Banner {Cricut Craft Tutorial}

We were using a new mat and sometimes I think that it’s hard to get the paper cuts off. I bought the Cricut Spatula Tool and it’s so much easier. I highly recommend it if you don’t have one.

Disney's Mickey Mouse Birthday Name Banner {Cricut Craft Tutorial}

Johnny made sure to work in an area that he could spread out and keep everything lined up. As he cut he kept everything laid out.

Disney's Mickey Mouse Birthday Name Banner {Cricut Craft Tutorial}

When he began covering the cutouts he kept it all together still. We happened to have a circle punch that was just smaller then the mickey’s making it super simple. We used an adhesive runner as our glue.

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Then we used a regular paper punch to make small holes on the ears and ran small pieces of ribbon through and tied them off. He left them lose for the most part. It’s nice to do so you can hang them however after.

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Keeping it lose lets you move is however you want to use it. . When he was done. It came out great! I was so proud of him!

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He actually made his name and HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY. The lighting wasn’t great at the party and you can see here we strung it across a window. In person it looked great though! Then fold it up nicely and then place in a ziplock bag to store for your party. Great make ahead!! Don’t forget to throw two thumb tacks in the bag too!

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Afterwards, I wanted to find a way to make sure we remembered that banner in a special way so when I took Sawyer’s Milestone Baby Photos I added it in.

Disney's Mickey Mouse Birthday Name Banner {Cricut Craft Tutorial}

Here he is with the his name banner while looking at the Monthly Milestone Birthday Banner I made for his party too!

How cute is this?

Disney Mickey Mouse Craft Banner Tutorial with Cricut

 

About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Ma. She has three boys, Johnny (14), Gavin (8), & Sawyer (2). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. These are the cutest pictures. I love that Johnny helped, he’s awesome!

  2. Adorable! I love the colors you chose, too!

  3. Dana Rodriguez says:

    That is absolutely adorable and your baby is so cute!!!!!Happy belated birthday Sawyer!!

  4. Sarah L says:

    I’ve always wondered how a person uses the cricut. If Johnny can use it, there’s hope for me. Came out really cute.

  5. I am doing a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party for my little guy that is turning 1. I think we just might have to add this to our list of must do decorations. Thanks!

  6. Johnny did a great job with the banner. I’ve used my sister’s Cricut several times in the past for craft projects and think it’s a great piece of equipment for projects.

  7. Janet W. says:

    What a cute banner! I’d love to hang a banner like this for my grandson’s next birthday!

  8. That’s so gorgeous! I know Cricut machines are pricey, but they pay for themselves with projects like this!

  9. I wish we had a Cricut machine. I didn’t know there were special Disney cartridges too.
    Your banner looks great–you all did a fabulous job!

  10. nannypanpan says:

    i have a cricut and really need to invest in some cool templates like these…would make life so easy

  11. Danielle Jenkins says:

    Thank you for posting this! I’m planning my son’s second birthday and am trying to decide between The Wiggles and Mickey Mouse because they are his two biggest obsessions right now. I have a circuit, but I’m not very skilled with it so I’m really grateful you did this tutorial! It makes it seem so much less intimidating! :)

  12. Abigail Thomson says:

    I’m so glad I’ve stumbled across your 1st birthday party posts. I’m planning my little ones first birthday and am in a rut I want to keep it simple but memorable. And will definitely be doing a banner. This is so cute I love how simple great things can be.

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