Bring the Magic Home

DIS­NEY DÉ­COR

WDW Magazine - - Content - BY COURT­NEY VIC­TOR RUSS All Pho­tos cour­tesy of Court­ney Vic­tor Russ

We re­cently put our house on the mar­ket, and as I was go­ing through the list­ing pho­tos, I no­ticed just how many sub­tle nods we have to Dis­ney through­out our home, and I thought that do­ing a se­ries of Dis­ney Dé­cor ar­ti­cles would be a fun ad­di­tion to our “Bring The Magic Home” sec­tion.

HOW TO SUB­TLY IN­COR­PO­RATE DIS­NEY INTO YOUR HOME DÉ­COR

Af­ter learn­ing that our sec­ond child was an­other girl, I knew that I wanted her nurs­ery to have a com­pletely dif­fer­ent look from our el­dest daugh­ter’s. Hers has a vi­brant “preppy girl” theme, so I was go­ing for a cleaner and more ele­gant aes­thetic when de­sign­ing the sec­ond. I went with turquoise walls and added wain­scot­ing, and a pas­tel color scheme with ac­cents of white and gold—ty­ing it all to­gether with a clas­sic crystal chan­de­lier.

The paint was dry, the fur­ni­ture was in, but the room was still miss­ing some­thing: the walls were bare! With my due date fast ap­proach­ing and our Nurs­ery Fund nearly de­pleted, it had to be both quick and cheap—but couldn’t look like it was ei­ther! Then I came up with this…

DIY: DIS­NEY PRINCESS SIL­HOU­ETTE PRINTS FOR UN­DER $25 STEP ONE:

Pur­chase an In­stant Down­load cli­part file of Dis­ney Princess Sil­hou­ettes off of Etsy. (I got a set of 31 sil­hou­ettes for $3.90 from Creation­trea­sure).

STEP TWO:

You can edit the file in Pho­to­shop but can be done just as easily in Mi­crosoft Word, here are the direc­tions for a Word Doc­u­ment:

Insert one of the Princess Sil­hou­ette files as a photo (one per page).

Crop and re­size the photo to your de­sired size, then po­si­tion it in the “Mid­dle-cen­ter” of the page.

Re­color the photo to your de­sired shade. (I used an ar­ray of dif­fer­ent pas­tel colors for each dif­fer­ent sil­hou­ette).

Print out each on Glossy Photo Pa­per.

STEP THREE:

If you can find in­ex­pen­sive gold-col­ored frames, great! If not, spray paint some in­ex­pen­sive frames gold. I got some awe­some 11x14” gold metal frames on Ama­zon at $14.99 a pop.

STEP FOUR:

Mat­ting gives it that crisp, ex­pen­sive look. Adding gold trim to a white mat is per­fect to dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween it and the prints. You can do this with a gold per­ma­nent marker or buy them. I found 11x14” (for 8x10” pho­tos) ivory/gold mats for un­der $5 on Ama­zon, as well.

STEP FIVE:

Frame each print with your posh new mat­ting, hang on the wall, and step back to view your new beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated room fit for a princess!

If you’re look­ing to bring a lit­tle more Dis­ney into your home dec­o­rat­ing but don’t want it to be so in your face, fram­ing clas­sic Dis­ney sil­hou­ettes is great place to start (and this isn’t limited to princesses, you can use these same sim­ple steps for all of your fa­vorite Dis­ney char­ac­ters).

So whether it be a nurs­ery, play­room, hall­way—what­ever!—this clean, sim­ple look is sure to add that touch of magic to any room!

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