Dress up your Disney pictures or trip photos with wonderful picture frames you can make yourself. Just follow our instructions below.
We were lazy and didn’t bother taking the picture out of the frame so we just masked off the glass with masking tape and newspaper. Place your frame on some newspaper or cardboard outside or someplace where you don’t care about overspray. Don’t just place it on the ground because the spray will kick up dust that will get into your paint job. Spray your frame with the base color you want. We did 2 picture frames. Both frames were white. One I sprayed Royal Blue as the base coat and the other I sprayed Black as the base coat. It’s better to do several light coats rather than one heavy coat. Otherwise you might have paint runs – not good.
You’ll need to purchase a Disney Paper Punch. We got ours from Michael’s but you can probably find these online as well.
Also purchase some general purpose labels that are big enough for your punch size.
Punch out enough labels to cover the frame to your liking.
After the paint has dried (overnight is best unless you’re in the hot summer sun of Florida) peel and apply the labels over the base coat as you like. Be sure the labels are adhered around the edges.
In addition to our punched out labels we also wanted some Tigger Stipes so we took some masking tape and tore it in half and randomly placed the strips on the frame, wrapping them around the outside and back. They don’t have to be perfect! This is Tigger we’re talking about. For that matter the Mickey ears don’t have to be perfect either. Variety gives character to your creation.
This is what your project will look like so far.
Now, spray paint over everything with the main color. Since Tigger is orange that’s what we used.
Let the paint dry (again, overnight is best). Then carefully peel off the label punches and masking tape. Carefully use a razor knife to get under the edges. Be careful not to scratch through the base coat.
Now hang your picture, stand back and admire your creation!