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How to Make a Disney Cruise Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet

How to Make a Disney Cruise Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet

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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!

Disney Cruise Line Doors are Magnetic

If you’ve read our 20 Disney Cruise tips, then you know all stateroom doors on the Disney Cruise ships are magnetic.

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.

Painting Mickey Mouse Anchor

Disney Cruise 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!

Painted Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet

How to Make a Disney Cruise Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

The key to making this anchor look like Mickey Mouse is the pattern. For this magnet, you will want three main paint colors: Black, Classic Red & Bright Yellow.


  • Wooden Anchor
  • Red, Black, White & Yellow Acrylic paints
  • White Paint Pen
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Tray
  • Sticker-backed magnetic tape


  • Paint Brush & Tray


  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 with your name, cruise ship name or date of cruise! Just use a White paint pen.
  3. When 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.


Don't have a while paint pen? You can use a white out pen if you are in a pinch!

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Some other Disney themed anchor magnet ideas include:

  • Minnie Mouse (add polkadots 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 color pattern to Red, Beige, and Aqua)

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 extenders 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 guide to all things related to Disney Cruise Fish Extenders. Once you do your first, you will always want to be a part on them!

Let me know if you end up making one of our Disney Cruise Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnets! I’d love to see what you did!

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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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