When we headed to Disneyland last fall, our trip was full of many firsts for our family – including our first experience with Mickey’s Halloween Party!
Another first we experienced with the boys was getting Disney character autographs! You can buy autograph books in the park, order custom ones from etsy or make your own! I wanted cute, custom ones that didn’t cost a fortune! Check out the Easy DIY Disney Autograph Books I made!
Easy DIY Disney Autograph Books
The most important part of the project is the “right” blank book to use. I found these great books at the 99 Cents Only stores last fall.
You can’t beat 99 cents! However, I only bought them because they met some important criteria.
- They were spiral bound. If the binding on a book is tight it will prevent the books from opening fully and easily and that makes it hard for Mickey Mouse to sign!
- The pages were thick. This is important because sharpies will bleed through thin pages.
- The size was right. They need to be small enough for the boys to carry but big enough for the characters to easily sign them.
I don’t have any fancy craft equipment or skills but I still managed to customize the autograph books simply with stickers. I raided my random scrap booking stuff and the boys sticker collection, so it didn’t cost me anything!
Then I coated the covers with a couple of thin layers of mod podge (letting them dry in between in each layer). Don’t worry it dries clear! The mod podge created a nice protective layer over the stickers!
When we returned home, I added cute paper and a few pictures from our trip to complete the pages. The boys really love seeing the pictures from each encounter next to each autograph, it really cements the memory for them! We have plenty of pages left in the books so we will be able to use them on our next few trips.
Looking for more ideas, Disney Mentor just posted a fun round up of more DIY Disney Autograph books!
What do you think? Do you like my Easy DIY Disney Autograph Books?
This post was originally published on Disney in the Desert.