The best part of this wall is that you can make it as affordable as you want. The drawings from the Animator’s Academy in California Adventure are free and they say Disney’s California Adventure on them. We took our kids to the Animator’s Academy and had each of us follow the instructions and draw the same Disney Character. In our case, it was the Cheshire Cat but they draw lots of different characters throughout the day, you can even ask for the schedule and pick the character you most want to draw. I bought cheap metal frames for these drawings and hung one from each family member on the wall.
My husband and I had our painting done on the pier in California Adventure. It was so much fun and one of my favorite pieces of memorabilia. If you don’t have a painting or sketch to hang, you can always print another photo from your trip. In the center of the gallery wall is a print of Stitch that my husband bought for me at the art studio in California Adventure. We have a special fondness for Stitch in our house, so he is the perfect way to complete the wall. You could always hang another photo from your trip here as well.
The top center piece is all of our Disney Silhouettes from over the years. These Silhouettes are easily one of Disney’s most fun and most affordable souvenirs. A Disney Artist cuts your Silhouette out of black paper and then glues it to a piece of Disneyland paper. It costs about $10 a person and you get two. You can also choose to add your favorite Disney character to the Silhouette as well. You can read more about this in my Best Free or Cheap Disneyland Souvenirs post. The silhouette of my husband and I is from our honeymoon, the one of our oldest daughter is from the trip we took almost 7 years ago and the one of our youngest daughter is from this most recent trip.
The top right picture is our family picture with Mickey Mouse. It isn’t necessarily my favorite photo from the trip, but how could I not use the picture with the Mouse himself?
Claire C says
What a fun wall and it reminds you of a happy time that you can cherish forever 🙂 And even better on a budget too!
Esther Freedman says
This is such a fun and creative way to display your fammily's talents! Love this!
Sarah-Louise Bailey says
Oh wow I love it – I am such a Disney fan! We don't have any Gallery walls at the moment, I might just have to change that though. x
Logan Cantrell says
I love this idea! It is adorable! I am a huge Disney fanatic and definitely have an appreciation for your art. 🙂
Kiersten Millican says
Oh I love all of these! I'm decorating my office, and these would be the perfect addition!
Food Marriage says
What a great way to capture your family memories. So creative too!
What a fun gallery wall! I love to share our family memories too!
This is such a cute idiea! you could do it with any place you visit a lot!
ana de jesus says
I love the gallery wall it looks like so much fun especially the silhouettes!
Michelle Thomas says
This is a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it!
Kid Minds says
It looks like you had fun! My kids are still asking "can we please NOT go back. EVER!" They didn't like all the chaos, the long lines and the bad food.
Trish @AlmostSexyMommy says
Gallery walls are one of my favorite things! I have one in my living room. Love yours!
Everyone needs to have a wall like yours to share memories and good times with family. It also has the potential to get you through some tough times.
Thanks for sharing:)
Janet Krugel says
This is such a fun way to display your Disney art. We went to Disney this year and picked up some fun art as well. I could create something similar in my home!
Jordan Fox says
i love this idea SO so much! such a great idea to include the drawings as well! 🙂
How awesome! We're big Disney fans, too. When I was about 5 years old, we took a big family vacation to Disney and had a full wall of the silhouettes at my aunts house of all the cousins. We have nothing on our walls right now because I'm too scared to mount anything on the cracked plaster. Eventually, though, I'll get brave! lol
Lexie Pyfrom says
I love everything and anything Disney! And this idea is just the cutest!
Jen K says
What a cute idea! i had no idea the sketches were so reasonable.
Kids Are A Trip says
What a fun take on a gallery wall. Also a great way to remember your trips. Love it!
Blanca F. says
Great idea using the drawings from the Animator's Academy in California Adventure to create your gallery wall. I would love to draw one of the Disney Princess' I ned to check the schedule and see when they do those characters 🙂
OMG loving all the Disney art!!!! I'm a Disney fanatic and need to do something like this in my house
This is such a smart idea! Living in Florida, we're frequent visitors to Disney World and have lots of fun memorabilia!
What a great idea. My family is a huge fan of Disney. A wall with Disney memorabilla sounds fun.
Erin Shebish says
What an awesome gallery wall!! Disney art is just the best!
Haute and Savvy says
I love your memory wall. Disney is so much fun and I haven't been there in so long. xo, Tina
Ashleigh Walls says
I really love this idea! My boyfriend wants to do a superhero themed one in our hallway.
Yona Williams says
We don't have any gallery walls in our home, but seeing this makes me wish that we did. I love the framed portraits and silhouettes, and Stitch is too cute.
What a great idea! I love Disney.
Megan Chamberlin says
We just returned from Disneyland as well, and I've been wading through all our photo memories! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Sahana Ajeethan says
What a fun idea to remember your Disney trip. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMatterParty. We would love to have you again next week.