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How to Make a Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet

Have you made plans to take a Disney Cruise and looking forward to decorating your cruise cabin door with Disney Magnets? If so, we have come up with a great (EASY) craft for you to make now and display when you are on board the ship… a Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet!

If you’ve read our Disney Cruise tips, then you know all stateroom doors on the Disney Cruise ships are magnetic.

Disney Cruise Line Door

You will find that many seasoned cruisers will have their doors covered with Disney themed magnets.

It makes your door easier to find and just brings some extra magic to your voyage!  This is what inspired me to create my own Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet.

Make Your Own Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet

How to Make a Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet

This is an easy Disney craft project and one that you can even do with your kids. 

You can create a personalized magnet for your family or one for each different member by writing their name on it. You could even change each anchor to have the colors of their favorite character!


12 Pack Unfinished Wooden Anchors for Crafts, Nautical Wood Cutouts for DIY Projects, Nautical Decor (11.6 x 8.8 in)
The wood anchors can be engraved, sanded, and stained to create personalized signs
FolkArt Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors
This line of vibrant, multi-surface acrylic paint is the perfect addition to any collection of art supplies! This craft paint comes in a 2 oz bottle
Medium Tip Paint Pens
These permanent markers are the best choice to work on multiple surfaces. You can use on rock painting, ceramic, wood, leather, plastic, fabric, canvas, stone, glass, metal, craft supplies etc. The ink dry within a minute ensure your beautiful creations get to last for longer.
Adhesive Backed Magnetic Tape
Objects weighing up to 1.5 oz (~50 gram) can be held easily with a short strip. Add several or longer strips for heavier things.


Paint Brush & Tray Set
10 x Paintbrushes, 3 x plastic paint pallets
Paint Colors for Mickey Mouse Anchor Craft


  1. Paint each section of the Mickey Mouse Anchor separately. You may need more than one coat of paint. If you are going to create multiple Mickey Mouse Anchors (to give as fish extender gifts) then I would suggest painting all anchors with one color at a time.
  2. Once the anchor paint is dry, you can personalize it with your name, cruise ship name or date of cruise! Just use a White paint pen.
  3. When the anchor is fully dry, adhere the magnet to the back. I typically buy magnetic tape that has a peel-off backing. Simply just cut the desired amount and adhere.

Some other Disney Anchor Magnet ideas:

  • Minnie Mouse (add polka dots to the red or add a bow)
  • Donald Duck (change the color pattern to Blue, White and Yellow)
  • Daisy Duck (change the color pattern to Pink, White, and Yellow)
  • Ariel (change the color pattern to Red, Beige, and Aqua)
Mickey Mouse Anchor

Give Disney Cruise Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnets for Fish Exchange Gifts

If you are planning to join a Disney Fish Extender Exchange group, then you might want to make a bunch of these Mickey Mouse Anchors to give as fish extender gifts! 

You can personalize them with either the cruise ship name & date or their own name (or both). They will certainly cherish the thoughtfulness.

Haven’t heard about Fish Extender groups? No worries. We have a Disney Cruise Fish Extender guide you should read.

Once you do your first fish exchange, you will always want to be a part on them!

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Thursday 28th of February 2019

Thank you for this post! I’m currently making these for my cruise later this year. Could you let me know how much magnetic tape would be needed to keep it up on the cruise door? My wood pieces are 6 inches and 1/8” birch wood. I would be so disappointed if they didn’t stay up. Thanks in advance!! I’m a total craft newbie...


Friday 1st of March 2019

I put it the vertical length of the center and had no issue (about 2"). These don't weigh a lot so they should stay put. Happy Cruising!

Sam @ Raggedy Bits

Monday 1st of August 2016

We love Mickey in our house and this has got to be the cutest project!

Thank you for sharing over at Waste Not Wednesday this week! :-)

Sew Crafty Crochet

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

We love Mickey and anchors, so this is such cute craft idea! My kids have a Mickey Mouse themed bathroom, so I may sneak a few of these in with the decor!


Wednesday 13th of July 2016

You could definitely make them with larger pockets to hold toiletries or such items & keep in bathroom!


Tuesday 28th of June 2016

OK, this is so cute. I love the idea of marking your door - especially for little ones. We always marked our timeshare door with a sticker or such. I also think it would be a great craft for a Disney themed birthday party - unique and different!!!


Sunday 26th of June 2016

That anchor is just about the cutest thing I've seen in awhile! So clever

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