These Mickey & Minnie Photo Frames are a quick and easy craft to create for the Disney lover in all of us! And they’re made with limited supplies that you probably already have on hand! So grab a couple of cheap picture frames and some paint, and get crafting!
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Mickey & Minnie Photo Frames
The full list of materials, tools, and instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.
These Mickey and Minnie photo frames are so much fun to make and a great craft to do with the kids!
If you love visiting the Disney Parks as much as we do, I bet you have loads of photos sitting on your camera or phone, don’t you?
I’m just as guilty! I’ve got literally thousands of photos from over the years that I’ve shared on my blog, but I rarely print them. These frames are the perfect opportunity to do so!
Why not print a few of your favorites and display in these adorable Disney picture frames? You could even write the date and the memory on the frame if you like!
If you’ve not been able to plan a Disney vacation because of the pandemonium, this fun craft is something to do until you can plan one again!
Another great thing about this craft idea is that it’s very budget-friendly using supplies you may have, or can be purchased at a dollar store.*
Cheap Craft Supplies
*If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the Poundshop, The Range, Wilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.
- Wooden Picture Frames – you will need two frames for this project. You can use any size frame you like, but 6×4″ photo frames are a great place to start!
- Craft Paint – in the colors red, black, and white.
- Yellow Buttons – two, for the Mickey Mouse frame.
- Black Craft Foam – for Mickey and Minnie’s ears.
- Red and White Polka Dot Ribbon – approximately 3/8″ to 1/2″ ribbon to make Minnie’s bow.
- Paintbrush – a one-inch flat wash brush to cover the frames in black and red paint.
- Sponge Brush – a ¾” round sponge applicator to make Minnie’s polka dots.
- Circle Stencil Template – to trace with a white pencil to make the ears. Alternatively, you could use a pencil and compass, or create a paper template to cut around.
- Low Temp Glue Gun – and Glue Sticks.
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I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try.
- Why not use this craft as inspiration for other Disney characters?
- Use blue and white for Donald Duck, or lilac and pink for Daisy!
- You could use shades of brown for Chip ‘n’ Dale – use a black bead for Chip’s nose, and a red one for Dale’s!
- Paint yellow for Pluto and add a green strip at the top for his collar and add a yellow foam dog tag.
- For Goofy, paint orange and blue and add strips of paper for his teeth!
How Do I Make Mickey & Minnie Photo Frames?
Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 2 Wooden Picture Frames
- Red Craft Paint
- White Craft Paint
- Black Craft Paint
- 2 Yellow Buttons
- Black Craft Foam
- Red and White Polka Dot ½-inch Ribbon
- Paintbrush – 1” Flat Wash
- Sponge Applicator – ¾” Round
- Circle Stencil Template
- White Pencil
- Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Remove backing and glass from the frames and apply a basecoat to the top half of each frame with black craft paint. Cover all sides of the frames.
- Basecoat the bottom half of each frame with red craft paint. Apply a second coat, if necessary. Set aside to dry.
- Create polka dots on the red half of the Minnie frame with a round sponge applicator and white craft paint. Tap the sponge gently in the paint until full and carefully bounce and twist to create random polka dots. Set aside to dry.
- Trace four 2½” diameter circles onto black craft foam with a white pencil and a circle template, and then cut out with scissors. These circles will be the ears.
- Glue two yellow buttons to the bottom center of one of the frames to make Mickey Mouse. Attach a craft foam ear to the back of the top right and top left corners of the picture frame, using the glue gun and glue sticks.
- Measure and cut a twelve-inch length of ribbon, tie in a bow and fishtail cut the ends. Attach to the top center of the other frame with glue to make Minnie Mouse. Attach a craft foam ear to the back of the top right and top left corners of the picture frame, using the glue gun and glue sticks.
- Leave the frames to dry completely before using.
- Fill the Mickey and Minnie-inspired photo frames with your favorite memories of the parks! You could also personalize the frame with names and dates.