Beauty And The Beast Instagram Giveaway

We are so excited to be presenting this great giveaway to celebrate the release of Disney’s Live Action Beauty and The Beast! We have a quartet of gorgeous treasures for one lucky winner!

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The prize includes a limited edition (2500) live action Beauty and The Beast Magicband2, a 2017 limited release Chase Visa cardholder exclusive Beauty and The Beast slider pin, an artist-signed postcard print of Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s Princess Belle: Belle’s Enchantment and a Disney Parks exclusive Beauty and The Beast enchanted rose glow cup!

image image image imageThe main way to enter is via your Instagram account! Follow us on IG at Magic On Main St and leave a comment on our giveaway post to let us know that you did so (or that you are already a follower). It’s that simple!

If you would like to earn extra entries, there are several ways to do that. (If you enter with more than one option, you can list all of the ways you entered in one comment, it doesn’t have to be multiple comments.)
1. Follow us on Twitter and leave us a comment to let us know.
2. Follow us on Facebook and leave us a comment to let us know.
3. Follow us on Periscope and leave us a comment to let us know.
4. Subscribe us on YouTube and leave us a comment to let us know.
5. Follow us on Pinterest and leave us a comment to let us know.
6. Leave us a comment on this blog post telling us who your favorite Beauty and The Beast character is (exclusive entry for blog readers).

Contest runs from NOW until 11:59pm on March 16th, 2017. Winner will be announced Via Instagram, Instagram Live & Periscope on March 17th, 2017. Good Luck to all who enter!

 

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3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about [3/10/17] and ending [3/17/17]. All online entries must be received by [3/16/17] 11:59PM EST.

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5. Prizes: Winners will receive [One (1) limited edition live action Beauty and The Beast magicband 2 – $33, one (1) Disney Parks Beauty and The Beast enchanted rose glow cup with straw – $14, one (1) limited release 2017 Visa Chase cardholder exclusive Beauty and The Beast slider pin – $13, one (1) postcard print of Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s Princess Belle: Belle’s Enchantment, signed by the artist – $5 (pre-signing) (total approx retail value – $65.00US]. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the owner of Magic On Main St. No cash or other prize substitution permitted. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Magic On Main St to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

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Free for Fall: Magic Kingdom Jack-O-Lantern Template Set

I love, love, love the flair with which Disney dolls itself up for a holiday, any holiday. The Winter holidays definitely take the prize for most elaborate and beautiful, but Fall is a not so distant second. Who doesn’t love walking down the ramp from the monorail and seeing those HUGE smiling Jack-O-Lanterns at the front entrance? Everyone does, of course. I know I would put one out in front of our flat if they would let me take it home. However, I don’t think they are going to do that and I’m not having any luck finding a 7 foot tall squash on my own so, I have to settle for the next best thing – replicating them in a take-home size!

mk_jack_pic3Boba Chef and I have visited the park several times this season to take photos of the 20 Jack-O-Lanterns located at the entrance in order to create a template for each one. Once the templates were completed, I tried one of them out just to make sure they would work. While you can’t really find pumpkins in the exact shapes of the ones at Disney, You can still carve the faces to look the same. (The template used for the example below is the center face above.)

mk_jack_pic5If you would like to make your own Magic Kingdom Jack-O-Lantern, you can download the complete set of 21 templates (with the bonus Mickey Wreath pattern) by clicking the image below. I hope you enjoy them! Happy Halloween & Boo to YOU!

Magic Kingdom Jack-O-Lantern Template Set

Frozen Gingerbread Plushie Patterns

Last week we posted about the Walt Disney World Resorts holiday gingerbread displays and in particular, how inspired we were by the Mary Blair style Frozen themed exhibit at the Contemporary resort. I absolutely LOVE the mid-century modern and Scandinavian aesthetic that is reflected in that piece. Looking at the characters’ cute little faces, I was so inspired that I started working on a project the minute I got home! Since it is the holiday season, I decided to make a pattern for ornaments derived from the design of the giant gingerbread cookies of Olaf, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Sven. I have made the pattern available for free to my readers, with a link at the bottom of this post.

Mary Blair style Frozen Fever themed gingerbread display at the Contemporary Resort at WDW

Textile art is my mainstay, so I usually work in terms of fabric and thread, but this pattern can be used with a number of different crafting techniques. The only real limitation for this project is your imagination. These could be made as flat ornaments if you use starched felt. The pattern size can be increased and you could make them as woodcuts, use foam board to make standees or cotton fabric as part of a quilt. You could use the pattern to make actual cookies with fondant (like the cookies on the display) or you could make them with specialty papers as paper-stack art for cards and frameable art pieces. If you don’t like to sew, you can still make the ornaments as I did, just use a hot glue (but be careful!) to attach the pieces instead of thread. I mounted the characters on a brown background to mimic gingerbread, but you could use any color, making it just a normal ornament. You could add these little appliques to cardigans, purses, tote bags, pillows, etc., etc. The list of possibilities goes on and on.

Olaf from the WDW 2015 holiday gingerbread display at the Contemporary Resort.

Elsafrom the WDW 2015 holiday gingerbread display at the Contemporary Resort.

Anna from the WDW 2015 holiday gingerbread display at the Contemporary Resort.

Kristoff from the WDW 2015 holiday gingerbread display at the Contemporary Resort.

Sven from the WDW 2015 holiday gingerbread display at the Contemporary Resort.

I tested out the patterns by completing a full set and have to say they pieced together beautifully. Once I had them all finished, I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. I like a more traditional glass ornament tree myself, so I really had no need to keep these little guys. Instead of just packing them in a box and letting them take up space, I took them on a little trip to Epcot Center’s Norway pavilion yesterday. After posing them for some photos, we did an artdrop or Disneydrop as I call it. Many artists and crafters hold artdrops at the different Disney properties. You simply take your item to Disney with a tag on it, explaining that it is free, “hide” it somewhere and then post a photo of it on social media letting people know where they can find it. I posted mine to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Instagram notices of my DisneyDrop

I hope that all of the ornaments found loving homes! I did keep Sven for myself, though, I thought he was just TOO cute and I couldn’t bring myself to part with him. If you liked this project and would like to make your own, you can find the patterns in this PDF file.

Free Frozen Plushie Ornament Patterns

Anna & Kristoff from the free pattern

Elsa & Olaf from the free pattern