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DIY Disney Stroller Sign & Autograph Books + Printables

DIY Disney Stroller Sign & Autograph Books + Printables

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Previous Disney Post: Preschooling Through Walt Disney World

Two things that you might need while vacationing at Disney with littles are autograph books and a stroller sign if your kiddos are stroller bound. In preparation for our trip to Disney, I created a stroller sign for the double stroller that we rented in Orlando. To prevent our stroller from being lost in the stroller parking lots, I created a sign that would help us easily identify it. Little did I know that we’d receive a bright red stroller that stood out on its own and matched our sign perfectly.

To make the boys’ Disney experience even more special, I created personalized character autograph books for them to match the stroller sign. It’s been said that characters absolutely love to sign custom books, so I had to do a little something. Today, I want to share how I created our Disney stroller sign and autograph books and how you can too!

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Materials

8.5 x 11 Card Stock Paper
Printer
Laminator & pouches
Scissors
3 Hole Punch
1/4″ Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
5.5 x 8.5 Sketch Pad
Retractable Sharpie

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I started by designing a simple Mickey Mouse inspired template, layering a large silhouette of Mickey’s head over the classic red and yellow colors. I added our name inside of Mickey’s head using the Minnie font in white. For the autograph book cover, I switched things up a bit. I reduced the size of the Mickey silhouette and wrote the boys’ names on the yellow strip part. After saving my files, I printed them on card stock paper, laminated, then cut them out.

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For the stroller sign, I cut around the image, but I recommend leaving it as-is to avoid the seal breaking. Using a 3 hole punch, I punched ribbon holes at the top of the sign. For the autograph book covers, I carefully hot glued them on to the sketch pad covers and slipped a retractable Sharpie in the coil.

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The Disney characters loved the boys’ books, though they are trained to love them all, haha! We had so many people read our stroller sign aloud and give us compliments. Jayden was proud to let it be known that Jaxon and Akilah were the “tots” and that we were “The Tatum Family”.

Below are the files and instructions on how to personalize them. I hope you have as much fun with them as we did!

Download The Stroller Sign & Autograph Book Cover

I designed these files in Photoshop and used the Minnie font. If you don’t have Photoshop, you can use PicMonkey. I found that the Luckiest Guy font works wonderfully for this project.

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Stroller Sign Notes: Our stroller sign got a little banged up during travel. I slipped it in our carry-on diaper bag in a hurry. I suggest not cutting the sign as I did after laminating it to avoid it from becoming “unsealed”. Though I cut the boys’ book covers and they were fine. So maybe my advice is to keep the sign safe during travel, haha. It’s likely to undergo a little wear and tear with collapsing and unfolding the stroller, but it’ll still serve its purpose and garner compliments as our did!

Autograph Book Notes: Our sketchbooks were a bit thick so I recommend something with fewer pages. I found this sketchbook which has 50 pages and will fit the dimensions of the autograph book cover file (9×6).

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Preschooling Through Walt Disney World
The Tatums Go To Disney: A Photo Book Made Just For Us

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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25 Comments

  • michele March 14, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    love this

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  • michele March 14, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    so cute and creative

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  • CourtneyLynne March 13, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Omg this is the cutest idea EVER!!!!! I definitely need to do this for my daughter!! Love :):)

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  • Stacey March 13, 2016 at 1:15 AM

    What a great idea! This would be super helpful! And getting autographs is always so much fun!

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  • Toughcookiemommy March 11, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    This is such a cute and creative idea. I love that it also exposes the kids to reading and writing as well as letter recognition. That’s the reading teacher in me shining through.

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  • karissa March 9, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    These are so great! What fun printables to use.

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  • jill conyers March 9, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Love it! We have a collection of Disney signature books. It helps that we lived 20 minutes from Disneyland when my kid were younger.

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  • Rose Sahetapy March 9, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Fabulous idea! I They look so neat and profesional. I like your creativity. I’m sure many parents will inspire by your idea.

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  • tp keane March 9, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    You guys looked as though you had an awesome time. I love the idea of personalizing strollers and autograph books. Great idea.

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  • Deb March 9, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Such a cute idea. I remember the days of being at Disney and standing in line for autographs. My teen loved it!

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  • Fatima March 9, 2016 at 5:12 AM

    Hey Sheena! This is genius. We often take the boys to local parks and beaches, but we have yet to take them to a theme park. The day we do, we’re taking your idea with us!

    Thank you so much! It’s such a great way to leave your mark. ;)

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  • Megan McCoig March 9, 2016 at 2:31 AM

    This is so so sweet. Those printouts really look good, and I love them function of them to get autographs from all the characters! Can’t wait to see how you’ve used them :)

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  • laura londergan March 9, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    this is such a great idea to have the kids do as it allows them to interact with the characters and also have a keepsake from the trip. I remember doing this when I was a kid & loved it

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  • Siniciliya March 8, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Your son seems to be so happy to be next to a fairy! Love how you designed the cover

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  • Debra March 8, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    These are gorgeous autograph books! It looks amazing! My kids love having autograph books at Disney

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  • Laci March 8, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Wow neat what an awesome idea I must show this to my boss ASAP she is a Disney freak :)

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  • Mandi @ Moments With Mandi March 8, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    I absolutely love this idea! What a great way to be able to ID your stroller from a distance. Heck, I might even use this at the zoo since we sometimes want to ditch our stroller to explore an indoor area!

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  • Diane March 8, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    What a cute idea. I haven’t been in years but plan on going with the grandkids in the next few years. I think this is so cool,

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  • Ana De- Jesus March 8, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Aw! I can’t believe you made these printables all yourself they look like the real thing! Great job!

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  • Becca March 8, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    You’re making me want to go back to Disney World! I can’t wait until we get to take our kids to enjoy it!

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  • Jena March 8, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    OMGosh these are so cute! Disney Trip in our near future. I might have to get all crafty now :)

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  • Charlotte March 8, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    These look great! I actually love this idea of labelling the stroller and I could definitely use this for other events or at daycare when we park up

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  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 8, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    I always buy my autograph books off of Etsy, but now I think I should try to make my own for when we go back this summer :)

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  • Brittany March 1, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    This is absolutely adorable. We may be taking a trip next month or so (depending on how un-lazy I’m feeling, ha!) and we’ll definitely be printing this off. I LOVE personalized stuff.

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    • Sheena Tatum March 2, 2016 at 2:09 AM

      Haha, well you do have a huge advantage being right on top of Disneytopia! I can’t wait to see how you put the printables to use!

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