DIY Disney Statues

I have a confession to make: I’m a Disney Nerd! Why? My house is decorated with Disney decor, most of it I created myself! Today, I’m sharing my DIY Disney statues, because guests at my home often ask about them. The statues were inspired by the golden statues found in the rotunda of The Walt Disney Company World Casting building in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. I made eight total, and they sit on top of my kitchen cabinets. Trust me, they are easy to do!

HOW TO:

1) Buy unpainted, or “ready to paint”, Disney ceramic bisque. I found my eight 9″ figures on eBay for about $8 each. (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Dumbo, Jiminy Cricket, Donald, and Pinocchio.) Here is an eBay link to an assortment of ready to paint Disney bisque.

2) Spray paint them your favorite color, I chose metallic gold. After they are dry, seal them with a clear sealant to protect the finish.

3) Display in your home! As I said, mine are displayed on top of my kitchen cabinets. Due to the trim on the edges of my cabinets, I also purchased 5″ ceramic bisque pedestals for the statues to sit on, which I left unfinished. I receive lots of compliments on the decor, and several people have asked me where I found them or how expensive they were!

That’s it, I told you it was simple! And, for the die hard Disney fans: The Casting Building at Disney World is one of the most beautiful buildings on property. (It is the argyle print building you can see from Interstate 4. Did you know that the building is painted as a tribute to the socks Walt liked to wear?) Take a quick look at the inside (and the history) at this link.

DIY Disney Statues
DIY Disney Statues

DIY Fast and Cheap Villains Unleashed Disney Tee Shirts

If you have young kids, you know that sometimes you just need a break! My husband and I are taking a chance to unwind and have date night this weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for their Villains Unleashed Party! Last night, I whipped up coordinating shirts using my Silhouette Cameo and freezer paper.

Supplies Needed:

Tee Shirt

Paint

Foam brush

Stencil

Cutting Machine or Exacto Knife

Freezer Paper

Iron

The internet is loaded with tutorials on freezer paper stenciling. I headed over to I am Momma Hear Me Roar for her tutorial. First she gives a tutorial on freezer paper stenciling, then she shows how to cut the freezer paper with the Silhouette Cameo. (If you don’t have a Silhouette or other similar machine, you can trace the design onto freezer paper and use an exacto knife to cut it out.)

What I learned: It is really important to dab the paint in an up and down manner and not brush it on. This prevents the paint from bleeding under the edge of the stencil. 

Here are my finished shirts:

Disney Villains Tee Shirts

If you have a Silhouette, here are the cutting files in .studio3 format: Villians RUN from me! or Villains don’t scare ME!

If you are attending the event: Say hi if you see me, you know what I will be wearing! Did you like this post? Don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest or tack it on Disnify!