Minnie Mouse Favor Bags

DIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor Purse

These are the favor bags that I made for the Minnie Mouse birthday party.  I’ve had fun making birthday party favor bags in the past and was excited to try a new technique to create these bags.  This time I made my own bag by using a 3d shape from the Silhouette store.  This is a great way to do it if you have the supplies and would like to use a custom pattern.    It’s also very rewarding to make the entire bag and I loved doing my first 3d shape on the silhouette!

I wanted the the bags to be as large as they could in order to hold a water bottle and a plush Minnie Mouse so I enlarged the cut file on a 12×12 page to the biggest size.  I printed the polka dot pattern from the digital papers I’ve been using for this party and cut out the two pieces.

Here’s what it looked like after I cut the two pieces.  It’s very simple to assemble:  fold on the scored lines and then add glue dots.   I like using glue dots more than glue because it’s instantly dry and you skip the mess.  The glue dots hold very well too and don’t ever come apart. 

DIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor PurseDIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor Purse

Here’s the finished polka dot purse.  Isn’t it cute?   You can put various party favors inside and it’s the perfect size for little hands to hold. 

 DIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor PurseDIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor Purse

I put small plush Minnie’s inside the bags for the girls.    This is the same Minnie that I used on the ribbon wreath

DIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor Purse

The boys got a small Mickey in their bags.  The polka dot bags were a little plain with just the polka dots on the outside.

DIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor PurseDIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor Purse

I added a scalloped circle and a big number “2” on the front of the purse.    The scalloped circles were left overs from the birthday banner.  I love that I was able to use them again here, it wasn’t planned and I was thrilled they were the right size.  I popped the “2” up with pop dots so that it has dimension.  I also put the Minnie Mouse water bottles inside the purses.   I love how the colorful patterns look next to the black and white polka dot and then the cute Minnie’s peeking out.  Which one is your favorite?  

DIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor PurseDIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor Purse

DIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor PurseDIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor PurseDIY Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Favor Purse

Here’s the favor sign that I made to go next to the bags. 

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Sign

If you’ve been following my posts this sign may look familiar from the Mickey Mouse party (seen below).   The best part about making digital signs is that you can reuse them over & over.  I already had the hearts and stripes paper printed, that are the two background pieces.  All I had to do was open the file up from the Mickey favor sign, change the yellow & red to pink & blue and then print.  It was so quick to be able to leverage this past sign!    I punched out a circle Minnie from the cupcake digital files that I also used on the Minnie mason jar drinks and added it to the sign.  Easy and quick!   

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Sign

Supplies:

  • Purse shape – 3d purse: part 1 and part 2 (silhouette store) by Lori Whitlock 
  • Minnie Mouse Digital Paper Pack – Lane + May Studio (Etsy)
  • Font – Luckiest Guy
  • Cardstock – Bazzil

Mickey Mouse Party Sign

Here’s where you can see the Mickey Mouse Birthday Party where this sign was used. 

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Minnie Mouse Water Bottles

Minnie Mouse Vinyl Decal Water Bottle (1)

Here’s the DIY Water Bottle party favor that I made for Gwen’s Minnie Mouse Birthday party. It was my first time cutting vinyl on the Silhouette and I was excited to try it out.  To be honest, I was a little nervous because I didn’t know how it would work and didn’t want to ruin the vinyl.  I found some great vinyl tutorial videos on YouTube and learned all the tips that I needed to start my first cut. 

I first saw this cute Minnie water bottle on Etsy for $6.00 (thank you for the great idea Angela!) and was planning to order them for the party favors.  While I was shopping at Michael’s craft store for some craft supplies, I came across a bin of these water bottles for just $1.25 each.  I still had a HUGE list of things to create for the party, it was a bit ambitious but I couldn’t resist having the chance to make these myself.

Making Vinyl Decal Waterbottles with the Silhouette (1)

Before starting you’ll want to adjust the white plastic guide, brining it into the middle to hold the 9 inch piece of vinyl.    I kept the vinyl on the backing it comes on and didn’t use the cutting mat.  Inserted the vinyl right into the machine.  It was so easy and fun to cut vinyl.  I was relieved that it went well and I didn’t ruin the first piece of vinyl.

Mickey Mouse Head-Silhouette

If you’ve searched for a Minnie Mouse or Mickey Mouse shapes in the silhouette store you won’t find any.  The great news is that you can create one on your own in just a few steps.  I created the Minnie head by adding two ellipses to a circle and welding them together. 

Micke Mouse Waterbottlles

Then I placed the thick chunky letter inside the shape.  The font is Luckiest Guy, also used for the paper letters in the circle birthday banner.    I was able to create all the vinyl decals with just two pieces of vinyl.

Making Vinyl Decal Waterbottles with the Silhouette (5)

On the side of the bottle I added two smaller silhouettes. 

Minnie Mouse Vinyl Decal Water Bottle (2)

All done, this is such a quick project!   It felt good to try a new medium that I hadn’t used yet.   I can’t wait to do my next vinyl project. 

Minnie Mouse Vinyl Decal Water Bottle (3)

I did a mix of blue and pink bottles.  For siblings I did one pink and then the other blue.

Minnie Mouse Vinyl Decal Water Bottle (6)

Minnie Mouse Vinyl Decal Water Bottle (5)

The kids loved their new personalized Minnie water bottles, they are a great size for their little hands.    Warning, don’t put these in the dishwasher they are hand wash only.  The vinyl won’t survive and neither will the bottle.  You might ask how do I know?  My hubby didn’t realize their sensitivity and we lost two in the dishwasher!  Thankfully I had a few extras and could make two more for Gavin & Gwen.

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Next I’ll show you the bag that I made to hold the water bottles.