The Disney Princess Wall Art That Started it All

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ImageIf your daughter is anything like mine, you have heard the song “Let It Go” from the Disney hit movie Frozen approximately 8 billion times. My personal favorite is when it is “Scringed” (scream/singed) while she is in the bathroom. (seems appropriate for a recently potty trained kid and I have the sense of humor of a 5 year old boy.) As our move coincided with the Princess mania that is “Frozen” I thought I could somehow incorporate my daughter’s new favorite princess into the decor. Than I got carried away, as I always do, and decided to draw not only Anna and Eliza from “Frozen” but all the Disney Princesses to decorate my kids walls. Here is how it went down.

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-I purchased flat wooden wall plaques for 99cents at Walmart.(Don’t judge me for shopping at Wallyworld. I live in a small town-not many options) The great thing is the plaques came with a wall hanging clip on the back so I did not have to staple anything this time! Woo hoo!

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-I than drew each Disney Princess I could think of on white paper and colored them with color pencils and ink.

Belle-I modge podge (BEST THING EVER) some pink paper onto each plaque. I than measured and cut out each Princess leaving some white background. Modge podge those Princess on as well and Wa-La! Disney Princess art.

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My daughter loved the “dollies” so much and would not stop taking them down to play with them (MUCH to my dismay!) that I thought….hummm. I may have something here. I started drawing and created the Magnetic paper dolls I sell today. NOTE* I do not sell anything Disney/based on Disney. All of my dolls are based on the classic fairy tales, or my imagination. The Wall art pictured is strictly for personal use. I hand draw the dolls on card stock, than scan them, and print them professionally.

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I than touch up the print job and adhere them to magnetic adhesive paper. I cut them out and have a really fun on-the-go toy for my kids. I have also recently purchased  5″ x 7″ Metal DVD tins that I recover with decorative scrap-booking paper, and detailed information on the product. The Princess sets come with a hand-drawn castle background inside the tin. I am really excited about this product.

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I have come a LONG way since I opened my Etsy shop last year. The magnets are WAY better than the laminate and velcro. My kids are happy, I feel excited, and I hope to make many other kids happy as well. Please check out our shop LittleMissPinkerBell and Like us on Facebook!

Please tell your friends! This is seriously such a great travel toy! It packs up easily and is super easy for kids to play with. I do not recommend it, however for kids who still put things in their mouths. Disney makes tin magnetic paper dolls that are similar but I found myself getting frustrated with all the small pieces. I have tried to minimize that with my own doll sets. Very few, if any tiny pieces. Which is easier for the kids to play with and easier for me to keep track of. Also we are super excited about our first Sale!

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Girl’s Room Decor

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I  was so proud of my little one during the craziness of the last 6 months. Not only did she get a new sibling, but we uprooted her from her home, friends, family, and pink room a few months later. She was a champ. But really misses her pink and brown room. As we are renting, we cannot paint her new room, but that doesn’t mean it can’t feel just as cozy! After a few weeks of settling in I got to work.

ImageSaving money when doing home decor yourself takes patience, time, trial and error, and bargain hunting (more time). I have found the best way to find the best deals on fabric is to go to the store and browse the remnants, and discontinued fabric bolts WITHOUT YOUR CHILDREN.(if at all possible) I found this ADORABLE polka dot fabric that I love and my daughter loves. (Clearly because I use it for everything) for approx  $1-2 a yard! Note this is AMAZING. Decor Fabric can easily be a minimum of $20 a yard. SCORE. 5-6 yards later…..

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I created the cornice board first. This is the window treatment seen in the photos. SUPER EASY. These are large double windows so it took 3 white foam boards, razor cutter, and a hot glue gun to make. (approximately $5.00) I will post on how to make cornice boards later. My house is covered in them. I am obsessed. I than added a white felt flower(s) for interest/cuteness. This was $0.00 because I used leftover felt fabric from various projects.

ImageNext I recovered the lampshades. If you leave the original fabric make sure your new fabric is dark/thick enough to not have the original bleed through. One of my lampshades had Eiffel towers on it you can see only when you turn the lamp on. Oooooooooops. You may just want to take the original fabric off. It was my trial run. It happensImageI than took old canvas images I had in my family room that no longer worked with my new decor and recovered them with fabric. I made the girls initials out of felt flowers and placed them over their beds. SOOO cute and personal. They love it! ImageImage

 

Bottom line…Reuse things you already have in your home. A little (or a lot) of fabric goes a LOOOONG way and can be used to re-purpose so many things!

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