Monthly Archives: April 2016

*Pop-art Mickey Mouse Canvas DIY*

 I came up with this idea after seeing the *Britto Disney Collection* range at Disneyland Paris. The beautiful, vibrant colours and patterns drew my attention so I wanted to create something like this for my room.

  1. For the first part, you’ll need a blank canvas, paints, paint sponges and tape.

2. I wanted a large Mickey Mouse outline on my canvas, so using a side plate and a coaster, I drew Mickey’s face and ears. Using a ruler, I measured the distance from the edge of the canvas to the plate to make sure it was directly in the centre. I also measured the distance of the coaster from the edge of the 2 sides of the canvas to make sure they were symmetrical.


3. Then, using normal tape, I made a repeated zig-zag/chevron pattern across the canvas. I repeated this 2 more times to make 4 sections to paint. Make sure that you overlap the tape so when you peel it off, it comes off easily in one piece.

4. I had normal-coloured paints, so I mixed some white with them to make pastel colours. Next, I painted each section about 3 times to create an even layer of paint.

5. I decided to add some more colours to my canvas, so after the first lot of colours were dry, I put 2 more patterns of tape on to create more sections. I then painted these in new colours. I didn’t bother painting on the actual Mickey face because that will be covered later anyway.

6. I then peeled off all of the tape once the paint was completely dry. This should leave neat sections, but don’t worry if some of the paint has smudged into the gaps.


7. Using *Duck/Duckling & Washi Tapes*, I filled in the gaps, and made borders for the different sections. This added some more patterns, colours and designs to the canvas.


8. After that, I drew over the Mickey outline again, in pen, so I could see it properly because most of it had been painted over. This is important for the next part to run smoothly.

9. For this next part, you’ll need PVA glue, a sponge, glitter, card or paper and a fan brush.

10. Using a sponge, spread some PVA glue over your chosen section and make sure you stay on the outline. Sprinkle the glitter over the glue and leave it for a couple of minutes. Then pour the excess onto paper/card so you can pour it back into your glitter pot/container. Using the fan brush, neaten the outline and get rid of unwanted glitter sprinkles. I started with the left ear, then the face and finally, the right ear.

There you go ❤



*Stick-it Tape Dispenser Decor DIY*

This is just a nice way to make your boring plastic tape/glue dispensers look cute!

  1.  First, open it up completely, making sure you don’t move anything on the inside because it might ruin the mechanism.
  2. Then, choose some scrapbook paper. Because my dispenser is translucent, I chose some paper with a design that can be seen through it. It’s better is you get one that’s transparent!
  3. Next, trace around the plastic making sure you trace around the correct part and the right way.
  4. When I cut mine out, I cut some extra because the shape I traced was correct, but the size was too big. Remember the paper needs to sit inside it.
  5. After that, place it down. If it’s still too big, keep cutting until it fits in snuggly.
  6. Finally, close it and make sure it still works fine! ❤


*Britto Disney Collection*

I remember when I went to Disneyland Paris a couple of years ago, I saw a new Disney collection/range. It was absolutely stunning, the work was beautiful but it was the use of colour that caught my attention. I love colours! They had stationery, figurines and artwork. I took these photos last year of just the figurines.

The designs have always stuck with me, I regret not buying anything, but at the time and had willpower and didn’t actually need anything! I had an idea to create my own piece of art using inspiration from this collection. I Googled it to find out it’s name, which is Britto because this collection was designed by a Pop-artist called  Romero Britto. Here are some of the figurines that you can buy from the Disney Store- Britto Collection website:

This link is to the Shop Britto where you can purchase things straight from his website.

Here’s a link to some Stationery you can buy from Amazon- Britto Disney

*Mario’s Question Block Number Square DIY*

This was such an easy DIY.

  1. You just need to open up any image you want as a background in either Powerpoint or Publisher
  2. Then you can add a text box or table over it. I inserted a table which was 10 x 10.
  3. Next, I typed in the numbers myself because I wanted them in the Comic Sans MS Font. This was the most time-consuming part of it, but it was worth it.
  4. Finally, I printed and laminated the 100 Number Squares which enabled the children to draw dots of them using a whiteboard pen to help them count.

*Kamek’s Contractions*

An amazing school resource that I found online is a download from the website Teacher’s Pet Displays called Contractions Folding Cards (Black & White) and Contractions Folding Cards.

Obviously I made them relevant to Super Mario by adding a character in the title and picture of Kamek himself.


You print them out and fold along the lines so when they are up on you wall, the children can easily open them to see the original words, and then close them to see them as a contraction.

The first set I printed in the colour version, but for my second set, I printed the B&W cards on sheets of different coloured paper.



*My Drawings*

So, a hobby of mine is sketching/drawing/colouring/painting, and I’ve been doing this since before I can remember. I did study GCSE Graphics and AS Level Art, but neither were my type of thing…so I’ve kept it as a hobby until someone from Disney rings me one day to offer me a job :p (Still waiting guys!).

I did all of these by copying an original image/picture/photo. They were all done free-hand by me. 🙂






Requests/Presents for Kids



AS Art