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15 Practically Perfect Handmade Items Inspired by Mary Poppins

Saving Mr. Banks comes out this month. It tells the story of the somewhat unwilling collaboration between Walt Disney and PL Travers, the writer of Mary Poppins, for the Hollywood adaptation in 1964.

Emma Thompson, noteworthy for playing a different magical nanny in Nanny McPhee, plays the cantankerous writer who fights tooth and nail against the Disney-fication of her story. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney eventually wins her over through charm, persistence, and a trip to Disneyland. True story? Mostly!

I’m really looking forward to the flashbacks in the film of Travers’ childhood, which motivated her to write the story of Mary Poppins. Should be quite fascinating.

Who can say whether Walt was too pushy or PL was too stubborn? I think we can all agree that we’re so glad Mary Poppins was made into a movie in the ’60s. The beloved classic is iconic, delightful, influential, and lovely — just like these practically perfect handmade items that were inspired by it.

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  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 2 of 16
    super

    The word says it all, and the exclamation points drive it right on home.

    Available from Etsy for $13.96

  • Bert Jacket 3 of 16
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    You can get an exact replica of Bert's handsome jacket for your best guy.

    Available from Etsy for $595.00

  • Never Explain Anything 4 of 16
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    Mary Poppins never explains anything, so why should you?

    Available from Etsy for $17.00

  • Umbrella Print 5 of 16
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    There she goes! Or, alternatively, here she comes!

    Available from Etsy for $20.00

  • Wooden Blocks 6 of 16
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    These charming little wooden blocks with vintage Mary Poppins images are super cute.

    Available from Etsy for $26.00

  • Element of Fun 7 of 16
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    "In every job that must be done there is an element of fun!" This would be cute in a little girl's room.

    Available from Etsy for $17.00

  • Keep Calm 8 of 16
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    When the going gets tough, keep calm and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

    Available from Etsy $19.99

  • Digital Clip Art 9 of 16
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    Adorable and downloadable, make your own calling cards with Bert and his penguins.

    Available from Etsy for $4.00

  • Practically Pefect 10 of 16
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    Practically perfect in every way? Not sure my kids would describe me like that, but it's something to shoot for.

    Available from Etsy for $8.99

  • Mary Poppins Illustration 11 of 16
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    I love this whimsical interpretation of Mary Poppins. Hurray for Etsy artists!

    Available from Etsy for $35.00

  • Mary Poppins-Inspired Scarf 12 of 16
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    If you want to be just like Mary Poppins, start with this scarf.

    Available from Etsy for $45.00

  • Parasol Handle 13 of 16
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    Mary Poppins herself would approve of the detail work in this parasol handle.

    Available from Etsy for $75.00

  • Nursery Mobile 14 of 16
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    What better start in life could a baby have than gazing up at a descending Mary Poppins mobile? Adorable.

    Available from Etsy for $14.95

  • Mary Poppins Pillow 15 of 16
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    This simple Mary Poppins silhouette pillow will brighten even the dreariest of couches.

    Available from Etsy for $26.50

  • Minimalist Poster 16 of 16
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    With her smart hat, carpet bag, and magical umbrella, Mary Poppins is ready for anything the day throws at her. May we all be so game for adventure.

    Available from Etsy for $8.75

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