Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Disney princesses!

Gather 'round, children.  Today I'm going to tell you a story.  A story about some beautiful princesses.

Once upon a time, I worked for Walt Disney Studios.  It was pretty cool.  For two years I went to work in a building with 20 foot tall dwarves on the facade.

One day not too long ago, in the enchanted land of LaLa, I found this set of princess cups at the dollar store...

I ate a poisoned apple, shed my mermaid tail because it was chafing a little, and made an enchanted bangle bracelet.

Wasn't it cute?  It was super simple.  You could do this with any favorite character cup in just a few snips.

1. trim away the top and bottom, and cut the bangle open.  2. make diagonal cuts to adjust for the flared cup shape.  3. round off the edges.  4. Tada!

Then, while waltzing with a Beast in a castle ballroom (okay, it was my husband Jeff, and we went to Starbucks), I had a new idea.  I came home home and snipped individual princesses out of the second cup.

I waved my magical wand, and poof!

Here is Belle with her teapot.

Ariel with her fish tail.

And Snow with her poisoned apple.

(The apple is a chunk of coral that had just the perfect shape.  Isn't it sweet?)

Suddenly, I pricked my finger on a beading needle and fell asleep.  I slept for a long, long time, entwined in strange and twisted vines.  (Dang!  I need to stop falling asleep with a package of red licorice on my lap.)

Eventually I woke up and wrote this post.

The End.


  1. Very cute! If I had a daughter, I would totally do this for her!

  2. My daughter is saying I need that Princess Tiana cup!!! HAHA I told her is isn't there and she WON'T take my word for it!

    PS- The Ziplock jewelry had my ENTIRE <--- get that? FAMILY stumped... I was like BOOOYAH!!! They all loved it.

  3. Love it & your story! How much of those red licorices did you eat anyway? lol

  4. Cute post - and jewelry !! (:

  5. You simply can't be trusted around plastic, I swear! My niece would LOVE this ensemble.

  6. I MUST make something like this for Abi. Oh, I love the matching charms!!!
    Chafing tail- rofl!

  7. You got to be kidding me! This is genius! This could open up a world of all kinds of nifty stuff! Not only princesses, but Sponge Bob and Sports teams and DIET COKE.
    oooo.....and if I'm not mistaken, there is a place down the road from me that will print your photos on the side of a plastic cup for $5....I could get a bunch of pictures of Miss Kitty on a cup and wear my cat child every day of the week! Oh Michelle! What a world you have opened!!

  8. What a great idea!! I love the story-blog post too! A fun way to show your creativeness!

    Thanks for linking this up to my Christmas Round Tuit, and for your kind words about my little linky party! I'm honoured that so many wonderful people take the time to link up their creative ideas each week!

    I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. LOVE the story and the princess wear! I'm always buying princess gear for them for their birthday, and they love pink, so I'll have to check out those cups.

    You made me smile yet another day.

  10. Wohoo..what a story Boss..very smart..well i like cartoon characters soooo much.. your ideas are super cute..pink is always lovely for girls..that's why i fell in love with this...hmmmmmm.....

  11. I know some kiddo's who would *adore* these. Too cute!

  12. Too bad I only have a grandSON. I don't think he would like this but it is cute.

  13. Beautiful.Thank you for leaving such a beautiful comment in my blog

  14. Looks like your jewelry lived happily ever after :)

  15. Those are so cute! Very creative! I'm just catching up on my links from last week's Catch a Glimpse party. Thanks for linking up!

  16. Very good idea.Very good and original.