Are you planning a trip to Disney World? Are you looking forward to character autographs but don’t want to shell out the cash for an autograph book? If so, I have a unique solution for you. For our upcoming Disney vacation, I made autograph tins for my kids. They take a little time to make, but I still spent less than I would have on an autograph book.
I bought a small tin (these are available at many stores, and you can get whatever size you’d like) in the after Christmas clearance items. Using spray paint I already had, I painted the lid black and the bottom portion of the tin red. After it dried, I used stickers to decorate it and label it with my daughter’s name. Lastly, I used a foam brush, and some glitter Mod Podge, to paint over the entire thing, to ensure the stickers didn’t fall off.
While that dried, I cut some white cardstock into squares (roughly 3″ x 3″ for my tin). Then I used stickers and scrapbook paper to add characters to the corners of the white squares. I made one for each character that I knew for sure does a meet and greet at Disney. I also left a few squares blank, in case we meet some surprise characters we weren’t expecting. Once it’s all dry, stack your cards inside your tin and replace the lid. It’s compact, and easy to carry, so it’s a perfect alternative to your ordinary autograph book. Don’t forget to bring a Sharpie!
Kristi is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom of two. She loves complete DIY projects especially ones that saves her money.