You can’t have princesses without some villains!

So awhile back J and I made all 13 Disney princesses from her footprint (you can read all about them here).  disney-princess-footprint-craft-finishedShe immediately asked if we could also make all of the villains and princes from each story, but I vetoed her.  It took like 10 seconds of her time for this project, while I had to paint all of the hair and embellishments.  And since I majorly procrastinated doing that this project actually took a few weeks to complete.

Fast forward a few months and we were predicted to get several inches of snow in southern VA.  I remember when 4 inches fell down here last winter school shut down for a week and a half so I wanted to be prepared just in case.  I figured making the villains was an easy project that would make her happy and kill some time.  I picked up a piece of poster board and we were ready!  And thank goodness I did.  We ended up getting about a foot of snow and school was out for 6 days.  Projects were a necessity.

Last time I pretty much copied the princesses from a tutorial but this one was a bit more unique so I made them all up.  I googled each villain before painting her foot so I knew exactly what they were wearing.  I painted her foot, keeping the right side for all of the villains wearing black (which was about half) and the other side for any other colors. diy-disney-villain-footprint-art-17It turned out that I was out of red, which at the time I didn’t think was such a big deal.  I had no idea how many villains wear red!  I ended up just using a glitter paint that was sort of red and sort of pink and called it a day.  They don’t need to be perfect.

I pushed her foot down on the posterboard for each villain.  diy-disney-villain-footprint-art-18Let’s see if I can remember who’s who.  Starting at the top left it goes:  Ursula, Evil Queen, Lady Tremaine, Mother Gothel, Maleficent, Hans, Gaston, mess-up, mess-up, the bad guy from Tiana whose name I still don’t know (she doesn’t like that movie so I’ve only seen it once, haha), Shan Yu, Governor Ratcliffe, Jafar and Mordu.

The following day we embellished them.  I did the hair and crowns while she added anything that was needed onto the clothing.  Last time I didn’t let her help (not really sure why…) but this time she begged me to.  She did a great job! diy-disney-villain-footprint-art-19Then I cut around them with speciality scissors and used a hole punch for holes in the tops and bottoms of each person.  She divided them into 3 piles of 4, put them in the order she wanted them and picked out ribbon for each strand.  I weaved the ribbon through the hole, connecting the four villains together.  Here they are individually.




Shan Yu




Mother Gothel




Govenor Ratcliffe. Who, in retrospect, should’ve been a lot fatter.


Evil Queen


Lady Tremaine


Hans. Those are supposed to be sideburns but didn’t turn out so well, haha.





I cut another piece and made a loop to hang them up and voila, finished! diy-disney-villain-footprint-art-16 diy-disney-villain-footprint-art-14 diy-disney-villain-footprint-art-13We hung them up in between the princesses in her hasn’t asked about the princes yet, but I’m sure it’s coming.  Next time there’s a snowstorm we’ll work on those guys 😉


More DIY Princess Decor!

While browsing online I found this absolutely adorable Disney princess footprint craft by Keeper of the Cheerios that I knew I had to recreate.  This princess obsession isn’t going away anytime soon and I figured it would be perfect to add to J’s bedroom wall.

Let me start off by saying that I am not artistic.  In the teeniest tiniest way.  As you’ll see for yourself, mine didn’t turn out nearly as well as Keeper of the Cheerios’ did.  J also asked for faces to be painted on and I told her absolutely not–they’d end up looking scary hahaha.  That being said, this was super easy.  Mine may not have turned out really awesome, but I’m still proud of them and think they look nice!  So if I can do it you definitely can!

I picked up a piece of white posterboard from Dollar Tree.  I wasn’t sure yet how I wanted the finished product to look, but I did know that I didn’t want to spend money on canvases.  Plus that would mean more holes in the wall, adding yet another strike against me from Hubby 😉  I already have a ton of acrylic paint so I went through my collection and wrote down any colors that I didn’t have.  Turned out all I needed was a skin tone and some more white.  I saved myself a ton of money by making the different shades of blue and pink and whatever else I needed by just mixing it with white.  Stroke of genius!

This is one of those projects that took me forever to complete.  J and I started it back in April, according to the timestamp on my first photo.  We just finished it up last week.  Whoops.  We made all of the footprints and then the posterboard sat on my craft desk collecting dust.  I just didn’t have any free time to complete it.  The footprints required J’s help, but “dressing” the princesses didn’t.  I had to work on it while C was napping (paint and C go hand-in-hand.  Actually I should say hand-in-mouth.) and either J wanted me to spend time with her or I had stupid chores like cooking and cleaning to accomplish instead.  Eventually I made time for it!

I pulled the original blog post up on my iPad and referred to it for each princess.  I painted J’s foot so it would match each princess, just eyeballing it.  Some of them we messed up and had to do more than once.  Then I handpainted the shoulders/necks/heads.


Three months later when I decided to finally finish the damn thing I added the hair, jewelry and embellishments.  Then I used a bunch of different pinking shears to cut around each princess, leaving a small white outline.  Here’s each princess!





















We didn’t do Mulan or Pocahontas, only because there wasn’t enough room to fit those two on the posterboard.  And since she doesn’t really like either of those two (I think Mulan spent too much time dressed as a boy and Pocahontas’s dress doesn’t cover her feet HAHA) I didn’t bother to pick up another piece just to add them.  At some point I might, especially since J is already talking that she wants to do each of the princes and each villain from the movies.  Oh my.

I hole punched each princess at the top and bottom (although I realized later that some of them I didn’t need to do in both places…oh well).  I had J divide the princesses into 3 piles and pick what order they would be hung up in.  Then I tied some red ribbon in each hole and made 3 strings of princesses.  I stuck 3 command hooks on her bedroom wall, looped the ribbon though and voila!  Easiest/cutest/cheapest princess decor ever!