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Do It Yourself Disney Autograph Books/Keepsake Boxes

Warning, this is a personal blog post and has absolutely nothing to do with photography ;)

My family and I are headed off to Disneyland in the morning!!!  Can you tell I'm excited?! Not only will it be our first time to take Averie and Cavin (ages 5 and 3 1/2), but it is my first time to visit California as well. After researching for hours online about "what to do, "what to take", etc, I realized autograph books are a MUST HAVE item for any Disney trip.  Being a full time mom and business owner, I don't have a lot of time for arts and crafts, so I wanted to show you this quick DIY project that I threw together today (yes, the day before we leave...procrastinate much?)

Items you will need:
  • keepsake box from Hobby Lobby or craft store
  • spray paint (or I'm sure any paint will work)
  • wooden decor piece for top of box
  • 4x6 pack of colorful cardstock paper

Optional: 
  • Fujifilm Instax camera and film
  • Instax Mini sticker pockets

Directions: 
Paint the keepsake box with color of your choice. After box is fully dry, glue decor piece on top. Print a signature line on the card stock and adhere sticker pocket. This is what you will end up with:




Averie and Cavin got to choose their favorite colors for the boxes, along with their favorite wooden piece for the top. You can decorate them more with scrapbook items or stickers, but I like ours clean and simple ;)

My kids are already obsessed with these! They are so excited to meet each of their favorite character's so we can take an instant photo and have them sign a page. I'm not taking the boxes into the park, I'm just putting the paper in a ziplock bag in my backpack. You could even punch a hole and put them on a metal ring to make it easier to carry around. When we return home, I will laminate the pages. What a fun memory for them to bring home...and it took me less than an hour to make!









These are really cute too! That's where I got the idea to use the Instax ;)