Hello hello! Welcome back to another craft. This project started off when I rediscovered some scraps of wrapping paper I got from a birthday present. It screamed Adventureland–and I think we all know by now if you’ve been following me, I love Adventureland. Instead of doing yet another Adventureland themed project, my mom gave me the brilliant idea of doing an S.E.A. theme.

If you haven’t heard, S.E.A. is a storyline that connects a cast of characters from different Disney parks with its origins in Tokyo DisneySea. It stands for Society of Explorers and Adventurers and it’s a “secret society” with members stories found in rides such as Mystic Manor, The Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and The Tower of Terror (Hightower Hotel). I’m imagining this project as a piece from a member’s office or something fun like that. Here are the supplies I used:

Supplies List:Tools List:
Scrap Wrapping Paper / Scrapbook PaperScissors
Square Wood SignHobby Knife
Black CardstockSatin Mod Podge
Varnish
Small – Medium Paint Brushes
Craft Glue
Ruler and Pencil


Shall we Begin?

Just look at this paper. It’s so beautiful! There were so many pieces of tape on it, I wasn’t able to get it all in one piece, but that’s what made it perfect for this project. Just like in my Torn Paper Silhouettes project, I tore up the wrapping paper into sizable chunks.

Using Satin Mod Podge and a flat paint brush, I painted on a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the wood for my first piece of paper.

I positioned my paper and Mod Podged the top being careful to avoid too many wrinkles. I repeated this process until the entire board was covered in paper.

It wasn’t too important to me where each piece went. I knew I wanted the zebras to be in the corners and that was about all the planning I did. When doing a collage like this, you don’t want the eye to settle in one place for too long.

As you can see, I left paper hanging over the edges of the board. I trimmed off some of it, but it didn’t really matter because of the next step.

The sides of my board were about 1/2 an inch and I wanted an 1/8th inch border around the paper so I took my 12×12″ black cardstock and cut out four strips.

Marking 1/8th of an inch on each strip, I lightly scored the strip with my hobby knife.

With the scoring, I was able to cleanly bend up the thinner piece of the strip.

Using a thin layer of craft glue, I adhered the strips to the edges of the board. I was able to fit the excess around the corners by cutting a small line where it bent. It folded right over.

It created a tidy border and made the art pop.

The final piece was to add the S.E.A. logo. I printed it out and transferred it to the black cardstock. I cut it out using my hobby knife and added some cut-out details which you’ll see in the next step.

After gluing on the logo with craft glue, I covered the entire front with a gloss varnish. After that dried, I went in with a matt varnish to cover the logo, the border, and parts of the wrapping paper to give it a little more interest.

Complete!

My S.E.A. sign is complete! It’s my mom’s favorite project so far and I have to say, I really love it too. The wrapping paper really made this craft special and the S.E.A. logo isn’t in-your-face Disney which can be appealing to those who like subtlety. I hope you’re inspired to create your own piece like this!

Thanks for coming along with me on this project! Please share with your Disney DIY loving friends and family and check out our other projects as well.

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