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
Looking for more excellent tips for enjoying your upcoming Disney Cruise? Check out these Disney Cruising Tips from our friends at Disney Trippers.