If you've got a little Disney Princess fan, you're going to love this DIY Disney Princess craft. Turn your child's name or monogram into your own Disney Princess wall decor. I'll show you how I created a special princess bedroom for my little one with her own Disney Princess wall art.
When we moved into our new home, I asked my 3-year-old what sort of bedroom she'd like. Of course, she answered "PRINCESS" without hesitation. We had already decided that we were buying her a new bedroom set and bedding. So, I started looking for quality Disney Princess bedding and decor. I found exactly what I was looking for at Pottery Barn Kids in terms of a bed and bedding. Unfortunately, none of the Disney Princess wall decor I saw anywhere really sparked real joy for me. That is until I saw a few Disney Princess-inspired wooden letters on Etsy. I'd already made a set of Star Wars wall letters for my son, so I figured this wouldn't be too difficult.
Disney Princess Wall Art
If you're at all artistic, you should be able to make these letters. Plus, it will be a fraction of the cost of having them custom-made. Plus, you'll be your little one's hero! Since I already had most of the acrylic paint on hand, I really just needed a few new brushes for the detail work and the wooden letters to paint. The hardest part for us would be narrowing down which Disney Princesses my daughter would like displayed in her room.
The first thing we did was to decide which princess we wanted to include. Then, we determined which one would look best on which letter. We were working with the name RILEY, so we had to choose 5 Disney Princesses. We went with Cinderella, Snow White. Belle, Rapunzel, and Ariel.
How to paint wooden letters to make Disney Princess Wall Decor
You'll need to following supplies to make your Disney Princess wall letters:
- Wooden letters. I chose 13" letters from Hobby Lobby
- Acrylic Paints in several colors, depending on your princesses (I have mostly Apple Barrel paints and they're great)
- Paint brushes in several sizes (I have a set just like this one from Artlicious and it's totally sufficient)
- Blue painters tape (optional, but helpful for straight lines)
- Pencil for sketching your design
- Command strips for hanging your Disney Princess wall decor
As you can see, I first sketched out the lines of my design with a pencil. Then, I carefully painted the wooden letters. Acrylic paint dries pretty quickly so that's a huge help since a few lighter colors required a few coats.
I tried to include something really specific to each princess when it made sense. For example, Snow White's apple or Belle's rose. I wanted a person to be able to look at the letters and know exactly which princess it represented.
Disney Princess Wall Letters
I hope my letters can give you a little inspiration when you're planning your project.
Cinderella wooden letter
Snow White Wooden Letter
Rapunzel wooden letter
Belle wooden letter
Ariel wooden letter
Don't you just love them?! I think in choosing Ariel for the "Y," we really saved the best for last. The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite movies as a child and I'm beyond thrilled to share my love of Disney with my daughter. As I told legendary animator Mark Henn in my interview with him, The Little Mermaid was the first movie that I saw in theaters. It truly holds a special place in my heart.