Is your child obsessed with Matchbox Cars and you don’t know where to put them? I’ve got an easy way to make your own Hot Wheels storage display that any cars crazed kid will love.
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Malakai is crazy for his cars and he has a bit of OCD tendencies when he wants to arrange them. They’ve got to be facing the correct way and he wants to know they’re going to stay that way. My husband and I came up with this toy car storage solution so that I won’t have cars all over my desk and they can be displayed just how he likes them. Create this Hot Wheels storage to make your life a little easier like it’s made mine.
If you didn’t know, Malakai was born premature so he really does have OCD tendencies when it comes to really anything. He will cry for longer than I like to admit and so for my sanity this had to happen. We also have about a 1500 sq. ft. house and so a large toy car storage solution isn’t very practical for us.
We used some inexpensive 3X.5″ planks and some L brackets to set this up. My husband also decided to give his brother my Ryobi nail gun so this was done the old-fashioned way with some nails and good ole elbow grease and some math. I’m glad it’s up though because his toy cars were getting out of control.
Supplies for your DIY Toy Car Storage
3X.5″ Wood Planks
Nails and Hammer or Nail Gun
Mouse Sander and Sand Paper
How to make a Display for your Diecast Cars
We began by measuring the small area of our corner. Our cutout on this wall is 34″ high and so we began by figuring out how high we wanted it to go. I didn’t want it to be exactly where the wall cut off so we measured and cut two boards 32″ high as our endcaps.
We then measured how wide we needed the wooden planks for your car toy display. The other side of this corner wall is a large window so one side was longer than the other. The width on the smaller length of the wall is 34″ wide and on the longer side we cut the boards to be 50″ wide.
Cut your wood planks to those lengths and then cut one side on each board on a 45-degree angle to create the corner pieces and so that they’ll match flush.
The base of our toy car display is right on top of our baseboard. He can have cars on the floor and then build up the car display case and place them on each shelf having their eyes look right at him and he’s as content as can be.
How to attach your Hot Wheels Storage to the Walls
In the corners, we used the L Brackets so that the boards would not bend and they were supported. You can use a Kreg Jig but don’t ask me how to do it. This isn’t so much a permanent fixture in our home so I wanted it just to be up and something that can easily be taken down for when we move.
Secure one side of the bracket to the board before you assemble completely. Put two on each corner piece. Each board is 3″‘ apart, Use some finishing nails and secure the wooden planks together and then use your wood filler to fill in the nail hole and seams.
Wait for it to dry and then sand the wood filler as smooth as possible. Use a mouse sander because that’ll cut your time in half with that tool alone.
One thing we didn’t do while it was off the wall was stained it and that was the worst mistake we made. Stain your wood using some mixed stain and a cheesecloth. Wipe it on your wood and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe with a clean cloth.
And just so you know, I did have to wait until Malakai was at the babysitter before I could arrange the cars the way I wanted them to look. They’re already on the floor. LOL
May the 4th Be With You! Who else loves Star Wars and wants this free Jedi SVG file? Scroll below to find out how I made my own Star Wars t-shirt using my Cricut or you can use a Silhouette.
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May the Fourth is a popular obscure holiday to Star Wars fans so I created this modern Star Wars SVG file to make you a DIY Jedi shirt.
I love the straight lines of this design and the fact that I can take this image and really do anything. It doesn’t need to be a shirt. I can make a Reverse Canvas, make my own Doormat, or even make some DIY tattoos with it!
My brother is a huge Star Wars fan and so this DIY Star Wars shirt is cool enough for him to wear or even my 13-year-old son to wear.
Supplies for your homemade Star Wars Shirt
Cricut or Silhouette
Iron, EasyPress, or Heat Press
Black Iron-On (HTV)
Upload your SVG file into your cutting software. I’ve included both SVG and PNG formats of the files so you can trace it or upload it as an image, just whatever method you’re most comfortable using.
Mirror your image and cut and then weed away anything you don’t want on the shirt off of the carrier sheet.
Press your image according to package directions. For Siser EasyWeed or Cricut Everyday Iron-On, I use a temperature of 315 for 25-30 seconds.
Remove the carrier sheet while your image is still warm, turn it over and then press again for an additional 15 seconds.
This Star Wars shirt is perfect for the May the Fourth holiday and can clearly be work year-round.
This Disney ugly Christmas sweater garland can’t get any easier. Use your Derwent Academy acrylic paint to achieve a custom colorway and then attach them together using your Xyron adhesive. See how easy it is to make this sweater garland below.
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I love using my Xyron to adhere small pieces of cardstock. It’s a game-changer when you’re scrapbooking tiny details on your cards or layouts. For this Disney Christmas sweater garland, I used my Derwent Academy acrylic paint to create a custom colorway for my ugly sweater garland.
But really, are these actually ugly? I love them in garland form but I wouldn’t be caught dead actually wearing a full-size sweater.
Supplies for your Disney Ugly Christmas Sweater Garland
Begin by loading your Derwent Academy Acrylic Paper into your Cricut machine and then cut out the larger sweater pieces out of it. Then cut the other pieces in coordinating cardstock. Cut the base sweaters out of white cardstock so that it has a contrast to your marbling.
Now use your Derwent Academy Acrylic Paints and put some coordinating colors into your bowl of shallow water. Mix them however you want. You can make a marbling effect by using one color and then swirl in a contrasting color but don’t mix completely. Just lay your cut sweater into the water and allow it to dry.
I used a towel to blot my papers as they came out of the water and just laid them to the side to dry. After you’ve made your ugly sweater garland, use your Xyron Creative Station and run your small pieces through and the other parts of your sweater and adhere it to the base.
Use your twine as your garland string and just some tape to tape the string to the back of the Disney Christmas Sweaters.
What setting do you use for art paper on Cricut?
I use the cereal box setting and a deep cut blade when I’m cutting the acrylic paint art paper on my Cricut. After your cut is complete, do not unload it. Instead, just hit the C again and it will cut in those exact same areas. If you unload your mat from the Cricut and then try to cut the same canvas, it will not line up. Hang your paper ugly sweater garland wherever your heart desires. It looks super cute on a mini tree and you can even just make them as ornaments. Have a magical holiday!
Celebrate the release of Christopher Robin by creating these easy Winnie The Pooh cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I grew up watching Winnie the Pooh and Piglet was always my favorite character. Next to Piglet, Pooh was a close second. I cannot wait to see the new Christopher Robin movie that will be released on August 3, 2018. I’ll be a mother of a 13-year-old by that point so the movie will be a good way for me to release tears.
Making these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes was incredibly easy. I like to use some brown cupcake liners. These ones I’ve linked to above are especially great because they don’t leave any grease marks. You can also use the red ones I made them in. Make sure they are lined by a foil liner so that the grease doesn’t seep out.Just use your favorite chocolate cupcakes. You can use store-bought or make some using your favorite mix. Just double the ingredients for the fondant toppers below to make enough for one chocolate cake mix box.
Frost your cupcakes with the buttercream. You can also buy store-bought frosting and perhaps even color it yellow to match the yellow fondant.
Roll out your yellow fondant and cut them into 2″ circles. Roll small balls of the yellow fondant for his ears and a larger ball for his nose. To get your ears to stick to the face, brush a light amount of water on the back and then adhere it to the face. Use your #7 Wilton tip and create the face. Use the #6 Wilton tip to create Winnie the Pooh’s eyebrows. Place the face on top of the buttercream frosting and serve.
Celebrate the new Christopher Robin movie by making these amazing Winnie the Pooh cupcakes.
Keyword: cupcake, disney recipe, Winnie the Pooh
cornstarch for dusting
2" round cookie cutter
bowl of water and paintbrush
black pre-made frosting
Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and dust your working surface with a thin layer of cornstarch. Roll your fondant to be about ¼ of an inch thick and use your cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.
Next, roll spheres about one inch in diameter, you’ll need twelve of these. Flatten them out and shape them into ovals.
Roll 24 smaller spheres and shape them to look like Pooh’s ears (flat and pointed at one end).
Using a stand mixer, beat butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Use an offset spatula to frost each of your cupcakes.
Assemble your fondant pieces: place your flat oval in the center of your large fondant circle. You can brush water on back of the oval so that it sticks onto the circle.
Using Wilton tip #7, draw Pooh’s nose and eyes with black frosting. Switch to Wilton tip #6 and draw on his eyebrows.
Place Pooh’s face on each cupcake and apply his ears (brush the back of each ear with water to secure it on his face).
I made this adorable Cars Lightning McQueen for Malakai. He’s been obsessed since Cars 3 was released. This Cars Pillow is even easy and fun to put together for your Disney Pixar Cars obsessed boy or girl. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
If you can see in the picture above, I have no black Iron-On Vinyl on the DIY Cars Pillow. I used the black fabric as the black color and I saved some money because I didn’t need to buy that color. Begin by cutting out your fabric with the Cricut Maker. You’ll cut one black circle and 2 black rectangles that you’ll sew together to make one long strip.
After you’ve cut your black circle, place the Iron-On Vinyl. Us your EasyPress or Iron and start with the red. Next, line up your yellow bolts and then lay the white on the top. Use a towel or a protective mat to protect your red and yellow HTV as you press the others.
Cut the other circle with your Cars patterned fabric. You don’t have to use Cars fabric but it’s just an added bonus. Pin your black strip to one of the circles and then sew the ends of the strip together when they meet. Now sew one of the circles to the side strip. You will now sew the second circle to the side strip. Leave an opening about 4 inches wide and then stuff with filler. Hand stitch the pillow closed. So easy and it’s such a fun Disney Cars craft.
I have waited 14 long years for the release of Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles II movie. I know every child is going to want to have an Incredibles Party this year so I created these Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Make your Incredibles Party pop with these easy Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. They pair perfectly with my Incredibles Oreos that I made a few weeks ago and just in time for the new Incredibles II movie release.
Gather all your ingredients and set them aside. Melt together the butter and marshmallows and then remove from the heat. You can use your microwave as well but I like to make them on the stovetop. After you’ve melted the butter and marshmallows, add the cereal and the red food coloring. Give it a good mix and place them into an 8×8″ square pan. You can line it with parchment or use some non-stick vegetable oil spray. Making the I’s is something that I did with the Incredibles Oreo recipe. Just use some fondant and set them aside. You’ll want to spread the black icing just like the Incredibles Oreos and you’re more than welcome to just use yellow icing if you’re confident in your icing skills. That’s not something I am great at so I use the fondant.
Create this perfect treat for any Incredibles Birthday Party or just celebrate the release of Disney Pixar's Incredibles II. I've waited 14 long years for this.
Keyword: Disney Pixar, disney recipe, Incredibles, Rice Krispies
1tbspred gel food coloring
cornstarch for rolling
Line a square pan (8x8) with wax paper and set aside. In a medium-sized pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Add red food coloring and mix until completely colored. Add rice cereal into the mix and fold until cereal and marshmallow mixture are thoroughly combined.
Evenly press the cereal treat mixture into your pan and allow to set.
In the meantime, make fondant shapes. Roll out your yellow fondant so that it’s about ¼ an inch thick and cut out rectangular shapes, about an inch long and 1/3 of an inch wide. Cut one end of each rectangle at an angle.
Using the end tip of a frosting tip, cut out mini circles.
Cut each cereal treat into rectangles. Frost each one with a solid circle (on a slight angle) with your black buttercream. Decorate with your fondant pieces.
Who’s excited to see the new Incredibles II movie? I know I am and I can’t wait to see Jack Jack! This chocolate covered Oreos recipe is perfect for an Incredibles Party. Disney/Pixar movies are as good as you can get. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Incredibles II hits theaters June 15th and I’m really excited for Malakai to see it. I’ve always loved how the original Incredibles ended because it set up another story. I just didn’t think I’d have to wait this long to see the sequel. This chocolate covered Oreos recipe is perfect for your next Disney Incredibles party.
Begin by melting your chocolate melts in 30-second intervals. I like to use this method when I temper chocolate. You’re going to begin by placing a fork into the middle of the Oreo. Dip it into your chocolate melts and then lay it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once your chocolate has melted onto your Oreos, use the premade black icing and create an oval for the background. Roll out your yellow fondant and use cornstarch to prevent it from sticking to your countertop. You’re going to cut them into rectangles and then angle the top to have it look like the Incredibles i. Next, lay them on top of the black oval. Use a small amount on to the back of the yellow M&M and place it on to your Oreo above the i. That’s it! It’s so easy to make this Incredibles Party Oreos.
Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos.
Course: Dessert, Party Food, Snack
Keyword: disney recipe, Incredibles, Oreos, Pixar
2cupsRed Candy Melts
2-4 oz yellow fondant
cornstarch for dusting
black decorating icing (store-bought)
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave candy melts and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
With the help of a fork, dip each Oreo cookie into melted candy and coat entirely. Place carefully on a lined baking sheet and allow to set.
As the candy sets onto the Oreo, prepare yellow fondant shapes. Line a small square pan with wax paper. Lightly cover your work surface with cornstarch and roll out your fondant until they are about ¼ of an inch thick.
Using kitchen scissors, cut out small rectangles, about 1.5 inches long. Then snip off the top at a diagonal.
With your black icing, draw out a solid black oval, on a bit of an angle (you’ll want it to look as much as The Incredibles logo as possible). Stick on your yellow candy (this will act as the “I’s” dot and then your fondant shapes.
Make these easy Thor Cupcakes all from an easy cake mix. Celebrate the AVENGERS: Infinity War movie release with these super cute cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Who has seen the new AVENGERS: Infinity War movie? Better question, who hasn’t? Thor was a huge part of the movie and so I decided to make these Thor cupcakes to go along with my Hulk Rice Krispie Treats or these easy Avengers Cupcake Toppers I made with my Cricut. These Thor cupcakes are incredibly easy to make. Just use store-bought Red Velvet cake mix and follow the directions on the box to make them. One box should yield 24 cupcakes. Allow them to cool completely before adding any frosting or decorations. Mix your butter, powdered sugar, milk and cocoa powder together using an electric mixer or hand mixer. Beat until it is smooth and then add in your red gel food coloring. Having gel food coloring is important because it is intense in the color and the taste is almost non-existent. When you have red food coloring, sometimes it tastes metallic but I like the gel food coloring because you can’t taste it and it takes less of the coloring to get the color you want. Use a piping bag and a star tip to get the grooves when piping. I like to place my piping bag into a cup before I load up the frosting. It helps make it more stable and I’m able to keep the top of my bag clean. Next, you’ll make the top of Thor’s hammer for the cupcake topper. Use some fondant, mix in 2 drops of black gel food coloring and soften it by playing with it in your hands. The heat from your hands will make the fondant moldable. You may want to wear gloves so the gel color doesn’t stain your hands. Mold them into rectangles and lay them to the side. Mix the silver lustre dust with some water or vodka and paint Thor’s hammer to get them shiny. Next, break the pretzel sticks into the desired size of the base of the hammer and place them inside the middle of the fondant hammer. Place it on top of your cupcake and now you’ve made the perfect Thor cupcakes.
Create these amazing Thor cupcakes for your next Avengers party!
Keyword: avengers, cupcake
1boxRed Velvet Cake Mix + Ingredients to make them
2sticksunsalted butter, softened
7-8dropsred gel food coloring
24mini pretzel sticks
2dropsblack gel food coloring
silver food luster dust
Prepare your red velvet mix according to the box’s directions (they usually yield 24 cupcakes). Allow to cool on rack before decorating.
Using a stand mixer, start beating butter and slowly add confectioners’ sugar. Add milk and mix on high until your buttercream has formed. In terms of consistency, you’ll want it to form stiff peaks.
Add cocoa and red food coloring to the buttercream and continue mixing on high until it is completely colored. Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll your fondant into ½ inch spheres (you’ll want to make 24 of them) and then shape into rectangles. Place each one on lined baking sheet. (You will want to dust your fingers with cornstarch once in a while to prevent them from sticking on your hands)
Brush each fondant piece with silver luster. Insert a pretzel stick at the bottom of each one (you may have to break off a piece of the pretzel stick if they are too long). Place carefully on each cupcake.