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Disney Vacation Countdown DIY, Dry Erase & Easy!

Make a super easy and cheap Disney vacation countdown dry erase sign to keep track of how many days you have to amazing Disney vacation!!

Hi Friends!!  Are you planning a trip to Disneyland or Disney World soon?  Or even one Internationally??  Well, if you are, I’m super jealous!!!  You are going to have so much fun! 

We live in California so we go to Disneyland every few years, but last year my extended family (11 of us!) adventured over to Florida for two weeks.  Exhausting and amazing all at the same time, right??!! 

If you are going to Disney soon and are starting to get really excited, then check out how to make this super easy and cheap Disney vacation countdown dry erase sign.  disney countdown ideas pin

I have to confess, this isn’t for me..Boo Hoo:(. My friend asked if I could make her one since she is going soon.  Making any Disney projects always puts me in a good mood and this one was fun quick Cricut project!

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Materials for Disney Vacation Countdown Sign

  • frame – I’m sure you have some old ones laying around, use one!  I used an 8×10 frame.  If you don’t like the edges of the frame, just paint it some chalk paint… and ta da… brand new!
  • Cricut Explore or another cutting machine
  • Vinyl  – I like Oracal 631 (removable) or 651 (permanent)
  • Disney Cut files – I used Cricut Design Space  Disney Cartridge and Fonts.  These were cartridges that I had bought years ago that I linked to my Explore.  Now you can purchase separate Disney cut files in Cricut Design Space.

Cricut Design Space makes it easy to purchase individual images instead of buying the whole cartridge.  If you click images on the left hand menu and type Mickey Mouse in the search bar, all of these images will pop up. 

I used the first one and you can see I had already purchased it.  But if I hadn’t, it will say the price and then you can click on it, design with it, and then pay for it before you cut.screenshot

Or if you click on the Cartridges tab next to the search bar and type in Disney, all the Disney cartridges will come up and you can buy the whole cartridge if you like. 

I have Mickey and Friends and Mickey font and they are really fun cartridges! You can also download a few Disney fonts from  I have a video tutorial on how to find Disney fonts and how to use them in Cricut Design Space along with making Mickey ears, so make sure to check it out if you need more information.

One of my favorites is Waltograph.screenshot

I just used those two cartridges and designed this on my canvas.  I insert a white rectangle sized to 8×10 inches so I can see how it will look on my frame.screenshot

Then I cut out all the images on vinyl and weeded them.disney countdown ideas

Clean the glass and then wipe it with alcohol to get all grease off.  Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl to the glass. 

With the big pieces, try to start from one side and press with a scraper as you go.  I ended up with a few bubbles but you don’t notice them if you look straight at it. 

I applied the red ears first and then all the black pieces.  I then started adding the colored layers on top of Mickey.disney countdown ideas

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Put a white piece (or whatever color you want!) piece of paper or cardstock under the glass where the picture would go and you are all done!  Now you can use a dry erase marker to change the days!

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Last year when we went, I made everyone personalized Disney and Harry Potter family shirts too! It was so fun and my kids even got called on to do special things since they were matching! Check out my full tutorial on how to make custom Disney shirts here!

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If you’d like to see all the other amazing things you can do with a Cricut, check out my ultimate resource guide of ideas here!

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Hop on over to learn how to make my Minnie mouse tumbler.

Here’s a few pictures from our last trip to get you even more excited!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I’d love to hear if you make any customized Disney items for your vacations!

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