My family and I are going to Disney soon! This is a trip that my husband and I have always wanted to take with our family. I went to Disney World when I was about seven and my husband went once when he was in college. This will be the first time we will all go together. It will also be our kids’ first times on an airplane. We are all very excited!
We are leaving in less than two months, so we are watching all of our Disney movies and getting together little souvenirs and things for the trip. When I was buying supplies for our scrapbooks, I came up with the idea of making this autograph book for my daughter to collect the character’s signatures.
To make one of your own, you will need a small spiral-bound sketchbook (mine is 3.5″ by 5″ and is from Hobby Lobby), white cardstock, Disney-themed scrapbook paper, Disney sticker(s), coordinating ribbon and a glue stick or glue dots. I like the sketchbook because it has nice thick, white pages that a Sharpie won’t bleed through.
I downloaded the Disney-looking font named “Walter” for FREE here and printed “Morgan’s Autographs” in a Word document and printed it on white cardstock. Of course, you can personalize your project however you wish. I used the font size 28 for my book.
The first thing I did was to trace the front cover (up to the holes for the binding) onto a piece of Disney-themed scrapbook paper that I bought at a JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store. You could do the same thing for the back of the book, but the back of mine was plain so I just left it that way.
I then broke out a crafting blast from the past, my Coluzzle. It is kind of like a swiveling X-Acto knife with stencils that cut shapes out of paper. I have had it for a long time and don’t even know if you can still buy them.
You could use something similar or can just cut a shape out of your scrapbook paper so that your personalized wording shows through like this:
Glue the papers together, then glue them onto the front of the sketchbook. Add a sticker or two if you’d like.
And then I added two different types of coordinating ribbon to the spirals. I cut the ribbons on the diagonal and just tied them into knots along the spiral binding. Do this until it is as full as you’d like. Then seal the ends of the ribbon by carefully passing them through a flame to prevent fraying (as long as you’re an adult). You can also use a glue-like product designed to prevent fraying, but I’m not a big fan of them. In my experiences, they were messy, smelly and stained the ribbon.
And there you have it! One personalized Disney autograph book. The only thing left to do is to have fun collecting the autographs!
My daughter had a blast collecting autographs when we were there! It was the best vacation! I wish you many happy memories on your trip!