DIY Etched Family Mickey Plate

We are taking a break from our New Years goals today with an easy tutorial for Disney fans. We are taking our family to Disney World next year so I am already getting pumped. None of my kids have been yet so this is going to be such a delightful experience full of memories for them. This DIY etched family Mickey plate is an excellent way to surprise your kiddos with a Disney vacation announcement. It is also a fun and thoughtful, personalized gift for any Disney lover. Of course, it is so cool you will want to make one to keep as well. Luckily this DIY is inexpensive to make so you don’t have to choose between keeping on for you and gifting it.

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This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

 

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Materials

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 1

Start by layering strips of painters tape on a cutting mat (or other protected surface). Do this with the sticky-side of the tape facing up.

Step 2

Next, measure the width of your plate (the flat part only) with your ruler.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 3

Then draw 2 parallel lines on your tape strips the same length as your plate width. Place them roughly 2 inches apart from each other vertically.

Step 4

Continue sketching your design by drawing ears on the top parallel line.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 5

Next, draw a semi-circle below the bottom parallel line.

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Optional:

  • You can write and established date in the center of your bottom parallel line. I didn’t like the way mine looked so I chose to cut it from the final design.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 6

After you have sketched your design, start placing your letters centered between your parallel lines.

Tips:

  • The letters should be placed so that you can read them. Don’t try to place them backwards.
  • Start with the center letter in the last name and work your way out to keep your design centered.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 7

Continue adding your letters until the entire name is spelled out.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 8

Next, begin cutting out your design with a utility knife, starting with your letters.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 9

Continue cutting out your design until the entire thing is cut out.

Tip:

  • Make sure that your parallel lines have a little bulk to them. See the picture for reference.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 10

Now, center your design on the bottom of your plate with the sticky side facing the plate.

Step 11

Smooth your design onto your plate and ensure that every edge if firmly pressed down so that you get clean lines during etching.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 12

After putting on protective gloves, cover your design with etching solution.

Step 13

Let the etching solution set the amount of time recommended on the packaging.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 14

Next, put your protective gloves on and rinse the etching solution off of your plate and remove your tape.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Dry off your DIY etched family Mickey plate and you are done. This is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. This is also a great DIY project to personalize for kids. If you choose to do that, I recommend doing it with their first names instead of the last name. They will be crazy excited to have an awesome plate just for them. These babies are also dishwasher safe so clean-up is a breeze. If you want to kick the surprise up a notch, be sure to gift this DIY alongside these delicious Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles. What goes better with a fancy plate than a fancy dessert?

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This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.