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Old 02-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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How do I create decorations for my door?

Hi All,

I'm on the September 2nd Alaska cruise and would love to decorate my door. This is only my second cruise and on my first I had no idea I could've decorated my door, so this time I want to do it properly!

I've seen pictures of some wonderful magnets and posters but have no idea where they come from.

Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?!

Thanks
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Hi All,

I'm on the September 2nd Alaska cruise and would love to decorate my door. This is only my second cruise and on my first I had no idea I could've decorated my door, so this time I want to do it properly!

I've seen pictures of some wonderful magnets and posters but have no idea where they come from.

Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?!

Thanks
Check over on the Creative DISigns board:
http://www.disboards.com/forumdispla...prune=30&f=105

Download whatever pictures you want and print out, put magnets on the back and there you go.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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At the local Art Supply store (Michael's) I was able to get magnets that can be put on things, magnets that you can print on and magnets white boards.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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Word of warning, if you do make your own door magnets, make sure the magnet is fairly strong. I made some for my 1st cruise last week and for the smaller ones, it worked great. For the heavier laminated ones I made, the magnets were not strong enough and didn't stay on the door. I was constantly picking them up from the hallway when my family shut the door.

There are some you can order on-line from e-bay as well. Search e-bay using "Disney stateroom door magnets". Most of them are customizable to your specific information. I ordered one with the name of our ship, cruising date and family name. It was very cute.

Good luck and have fun with it. Definately worth the effort put into decorating your door!

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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Have fun! Making magnets is addicting. The DISigners on this forum are amazing!
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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It's a good idea to laminate, as the humid sea air can cause the paper to curl a bit. An easy way to laminate at home is clear Contact paper - I used it for the door magnets on my Alaska cruise, and it worked great! I've got my DCL name tag magnet on my desk here at work. I ordered 1-inch square magnets off Amazon, and stuck 2-3 on the back of each laminated printout, and everything stayed put, at least on our door on the Wonder.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24wJ7...ature=youtu.be

Here is a video that we recorded about creating items for your cruise door.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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You can buy printable magnetic glossy sheets that go in any home printer. They come in 8.5x11 sheets available at office supply stores. They work great
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #9
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The printable magnetic sheets are strong enough? Good to know. Last year I brought an expensive (and heavy LOL) magnetic roll with peal and stick backing from Michael's on board. Had a little craft party before we set sail. Felt so good about it. When we came back (and for the rest of the cruise) we always found them slid down or in the hallway. Stood there and watched them glide down the door :-(
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