I love decorations but I hate how wasteful and expensive it can be, so I wanted to create some eco-friendly decorations from second hand items. A friend of mine is having a hen do and adores Disney which is where I got the idea from.
Disney Princess Bunting
- Second-hand book set (mine was £2.50 from a charity shop for 6 books)
HEN DO: Disney Princess Happily Ever After Stories Story Box – from 1p secondhand
If it’s for a birthday party you won’t need the wedding theme and can buy a different set
There are plenty of Disney books at charity shops and on eBay! e.g. Book boxset
- Select the pages you want from the books and rip or cut them out carefully (you might want to decide which side is best).
- Cut to desired size (equal). You could cut into pendant shapes if you wanted to
- Lay out images flat on the floor in the order you would like, with an equal amount of space between each
- Cut the string to size (about 10 cm each side)
- Tape on , checking spacing- I used 3 bits of tape per image (centre and each side)
- Hang on walls with bluetack or tape and admire!
2. Disney decorations
- Glue gun
- Good pair of scissors
- Disney Princess – A Day of Adventures – or equivalent (2016) £4.70 online, I got mine for £2.00
Decorations from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel.
- Cut off bottom with a good set of scissors to ensure a flat base
- Cut out thick bases to size from offcuts
- Glue figure to base with glue gun
- Hold still while it sets, avoid burning fingers
3. Disney Princess Headbands
- Ribbon = 1cm thick (I bought a set of ribbons for £3.20, you need about 1m for each headband. I also had to get one of the colours which was £3 from John Lewis)
- Bows (mine were £1 for 3, Poundland then an additional one fro £2 on eBay)
- Headbands (mine were £1 for 3 in a charity shop, you could also get from Poundland or boots etc)
- Princesses – £2 from charity shop
For the princesses:
Look on Ebay for deals! And charity shops
Disney Princess Play sand- cardboard figures online price: £7.99
The standard version gets you 4 princesses, and a Frozen set would mean an additional 2.
I then got Snow White and Sleeping Beauty from the Happily Ever After stories for the final 2 – works particularly well for the bride
- Glue gun + glue sticks
- Jewels (£1 Poundland)
- For the bride: veil (£1 Poundland)
Or you could cut them out from a board book / paste onto cardboard if needed
- Wrap the headbands with ribbon, to cover, glue at each end to stop it unravelling.
- Glue on Disney Princess figure and extra figures if you have them (e.g. Flounder)
- Add diamante bits
- Clip or glue on the bow. I’ve added flowers from the original headbands to the bows on a couple of mine.
For the bride’s headband
- Use a white ribbon for the headband
- Glue on a veil to back
- Fold white ribbons and glue on