Easy cruise cabin door decor? Yes, please! If you are going on a Disney Cruise, you don’t want to miss out on the fun of decorating your cabin door.
I am thrilled to be attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration this year, and extra excited that this event includes time at sea on a Disney Cruise.
It’s been over a decade since I cruised on Disney and I had no idea door decorating was even a thing. But as I was getting ready for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration I discovered what a HUGE deal the door decor is. There’s a cottage industry out there making custom door decorations for cruisers.
One could easily drop a hundo on Etsy for cabin door decor if they let themselves get carried away. Nah…
I’d rather spend that on cocktails. Plus I’m crafty.
I decided to use the plentiful craft supplies I had on hand and make some of my own door decorations. Here’s what I came up with.
Supplies needed for Easy DIY Disney Cruise Door Decor:
- Colorful scrapbooking paper or wrapping paper
- Letter Stickers
- A Laminator
- 5ml letter sized laminating pouches
- Stick on magnets
- Something round to trace around (cups, plates etc)
- I knew I was going to use my laminator. I’m a freak with that thing. I get so happy about encasing stuff in plastic. It’s not normal. Seriously, if anyone needs a hundred bookmarks, I’m your gal.
I had a box of 5 ml thicker letter sized laminating pouches that were perfect…
I started with making a template of a Mickey head on letter sized paper. I wanted it to be as big as possible but with
a little room around it to seal and cut out. I played around with bowls and cups till I got a shape that looked good to me. Then I cut it out.
Next I took my template and traced it onto decorative paper. I used a book of scrapbooking paper I had lying around but you could use wrapping paper or any paper you like.
I cut out the Mickey heads and then…. oh joy…. fed them thru the laminator.
For a few of the heads I added stickers with our names. I found stickers with a Disneyesque font at the craft store.
Once sealed I cut them out and attached some stick on magnets to the back. Make sure you use large/strong enough magnets because there is a gust of wind when you open the doors, and more so if you are close to the entry to the elevator lobby.
See how cute!?
Even if I had purchased all the supplies new this is far more affordable, and far faster than a lot of the for sale options out there. This was a simple cookie cutter craft but I’m already thinking about the Disney inspired art I could make on a future journey.
Click here for instructions on how I made the Small World Fish Extender and the Disney Themed Cruise Door Magnetic Message Board