Today I’m featuring five of my favorite Disney crafters who are on the rise. The number of crafters in cyberspace has boomed since websites like Etsy went public in 2015. Since I myself am a small business owner, I like to support other small businesses. This was my motivation for reaching out to these crafters and offering them an additional place to showcase their products. I’ve been following their accounts on social media and fell in love with the products they create. I hope you fall in love with them too! Please be sure to check out the giveaway I am hosting with these crafters at the end of this article.
Wishes Candle Co.
Nick and Bianca are a couple from Cranston, Rhode Island who share a love for Walt Disney World. They started their candle company in July of this year. “We chose to start the business in hopes to spread the Disney magic that we love so much,” Bianca said.
Wishes Candle Co. provides eight-ounce soy candles inspired by magical scents with a free pin inside each one! They even have a recycling program. After you’re done burning three of their candles, send them back and you’ll receive a new candle of your choice. Pretty cool, right?
I was sent “The Grand” to try and review for you guys. Immediately when you burn this candle, you are transported to the Grand Floridian Hotel lobby with the scent of green clover and aloe. On the second burn, I was able to see the foil packet poking out which meant that I would be able to see which pin I got! Please be careful when you’re removing the foil packet and make sure you blow out your candle before attempting to remove it. My pin was Lotso from Toy Story 3. I was so happy to get this pin because I didn’t have any Toy Story pins! This makes burning the candle even more fun and gives you something to look forward to.
Rebecca is a full-time student at Florida State University and has always had a love for Disney and everything preppy. One day she decided to combine her two loves, and that’s how Preppy Ears was born. Her shop is filled with ears of all colors and patterns, and they can be monogrammed at no extra charge (what a nice perk!). She does hair ties as well.
She also provides a Magical Disney Box for $89 (a $110 value), which covers a two-month subscription. The surprise box includes: one set of ears from her shop, one button from another featured crafter, Clubhouse Buttons, one shirt from Pixie Dust Tees, and a surprise gift! I love the idea of partnering with other Disney crafters.
I was sent the Marie ears for review purposes, and the first thing I noticed was how adorable the print of Marie (The Artistocats) was! I love that the bow she used is a bit larger than most bows I’ve had on other ears. These ears are sturdy yet very comfortable, which is very important when you’re wearing your ears all day in the parks.
Blue Fairy Body Shop
Melanie and Brent are a Disney-loving couple who started going to the parks together in 2010. They even got married in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot! During one of their trips to Walt Disney World, they started thinking about how they could incorporate Disney into their every day lives. At the time, Melanie was working in the beauty and bath industry and had always been looking for re-creations of the various fragrances in the parks. They opened their Etsy shop in May.
Their shop features many Disney-inspired scents including: Beach Club, The Polynesian, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. You can find these and other scents in lotion, body wash and hand soaps available in two-ounce, four-ounce or eight-ounce containers. You can also purchase variety packs of different scents, like the “Parks Variety Pack” which includes: Beach Club, Pineapple Float, and Polynesian Village”. One of the things I love about this shop is that all of their items are handmade, made to order, and cruelty free.
I was sent the Pineapple Float scent in the four-ounce body wash and body lotion for review purposes. First and foremost, I am a Dole Whip float fanatic. My version of heaven consists of being served Dole Whip floats on a silver platter. So to say I take my Dole Whip inspired scents seriously is an understatement. The scent this shop re-created is spot on. When I used both of these products together for the first time, I was immediately transported to Adventureland. The packaging is visually appealing and the products were very easy to apply. Great texture, consistency, and smell.
Once Upon a Bangle
Amber and Jessica launched once Upon a Bangle in 2015. They started with the idea of Disney-inspired bangle bracelets and quickly expanded into matching bows. They also carry various necklaces as well as sets of bangles and bow & bangle sets. All the items in their shop are handmade and inspired by our favorite Disney characters. In a collaborative effort, Amber makes all of the jewelry and Jessica makes all of the bows.
I received the Beauty bow for review purposes, and as a huge Beauty and the Beast fan, I think this bow is too cute! The bow is roughly four inches wide and two and a half inches long with an alligator clip attached, making it very easy to clip into the hair. I wore this bow the other day for a few hours and it fit snug and comfortably. You should be able to wear these bows all day long in the parks with no discomfort. The alligator clip will keep your bow from slipping when you’re on rides as well.
I also received three bangle bracelets (that I will be including in the giveaway–see below for details!) that are from the Beauty Bangle Set. These differ slightly from the set shown on their Etsy page, as they have beauty added to the bangles. The bangles are made from stainless steel so they will not tarnish, rust, corrode, or change colors. They’re 64mm in diameter and fit comfortably on my wrists. I love the charms added to these bangles. They’re the perfect size, and thanks to no sharp edges you don’t have to worry about anything snagging your clothing.
Alex started Clubhouse Buttons in February. She is a mother to two and enjoys spreading the magic with unique buttons and gifts. Alex says, “I love to see how happy it makes them to be at the happiest place on earth so I decided I wanted to spread that magic to others. I began making custom buttons and seeing how happy customers would get just made my day. I decided to open my little shop and I’ve been spreading magic with my buttons ever since.”
Clubhouse Buttons can be found on Big Cartel. They sell three-inch buttons in various different styles, such as: runDisney, I’m Celebrating, movie quotes, and more. They also accept custom orders. You can find various discount codes and giveaways on their social media pages.
I received the “My Heart Beats Disney” button for review purposes, which is a pinback button. It features Cinderella Castle in silhouette with the signature Disney font. It’s perfect for any Disney fan, and very comparable to the buttons you can get in the parks as far as size and durability.
Now here comes the fun part! All of these Disney crafters were not only generous enough to send me items for review, but also sent items for a giveaway to Bianca Does Disney readers! One lucky winner will receive not one, not two, but all five items from each crafter! In order to be eligible for this giveaway, you must:
- Be following this blog-You’ll receive an email when there’s new content on Bianca Does Disney
- Leave a comment-Which crafters have you heard of? Any favorites? Leave me feedback in the comments
- Share with your friends!-Be sure to share this giveaway with your Disney friends so they have a chance to win as well. Use the hashtag #biancadoesdisneygiveaway anywhere you post on social media (ie;Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
The winner will be announced on Friday, October 28th, 2016.
As always, I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Hopefully you’ve learned about a few new Disney crafters you may have not previously known about. These are all men and women with a mutual love for Disney, and they want to share the Disney magic with all of us. Please be sure to follow these accounts on social media for more information on product releases. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway, and we’ll see you real soon!