A few posts back I mentioned that we’d just returned from another Disney cruise–this one aboard the beautiful Disney Fantasy. As has become tradition, we did indeed participate in the fish extender gift exchange. A few readers have asked for details on the gift, so I’m posting it today.
We went super simple this time and gave a “Disneyfied” notebook and personalized pen. One thing I’ve learned, though, is that packaging can make or break just about any gift, so I wanted to make sure that ours was cute. I think it turned out nicely, don’t you?
The notebooks were purchased at Target for $1.64 each. They were just plain, spiral-bound memo books with black covers. A simple sprinkling of pixie dust transformed them into these.
I simply cut a sheet of black cardstock to fit. From there, I glued on red and yellow cardstock to resemble Mickey’s wardrobe and added the two white circles as stand-ins for Mickey’s buttons. I used my punch to cut out the red Mickey head and glued it in the corner. Lastly, I applied some Mickey ear stickers (not shown in the second photo) at the bottom of the notebook just for detail. The ball point pens were custom ordered (very inexpensively thanks to a Groupon) from Vistaprint with our cruise meet group name and cruise dates printed on a tropical background.
To finish, I placed each notebook and pen into a plastic treat bag, tied with coordinating ribbon and placed a “Happy Cruising, From the Maranich Family” sticker in the corner.
To see our previous fish extender gifts see: