While I consider myself somewhat crafty, I initially turned to Etsy to see what I could find. After a lot of searching, several other members also attending DisneySMMC recommended CoCoBeans. I checked out her shop, and immediately placed my order...as did almost every other conference attendee. No joke, I received my order a few days later. Fastest shipping ever!
I love how they came out, and cannot wait to decorate our cabin door! I also really enjoy supporting small businesses, and the fact that so many attendees placed orders through CoCoBeans, is so amazing! The little baggies contain Pirate Lego Mini-Figures, aren't they cute?! Perfect for Pirate Night on our Cruise!!
So while I love that I supported a small business, I decided I wanted to attempt to make a couple of magnets myself! And you know what? It wasn't so hard. In fact, it was pretty darn easy!
The image of the cruise ship is digital clip art that I had customized. You can find digital clip art on Etsy (of course). Just enter whatever it is you're looking for, and type it into the search box. I guarantee you will find something you like. It is also super affordable. I've found clip art averaging around $2 or $3.
The Disney Cruise Line nameplate I found on Pinterest. You can easily download your own by clicking here. Then all you will need to do is upload the image in PicMonkey, or your favorite photo editing software, and add whatever text you like. The font I used is Waltograph.
Once you have your images you want to use customized, you're ready to print! Here's what you will need to turn your creation into magnets:
- Print your image onto the cardstock paper.
- Cut your image down in size.
- Place image on a sheet of self-adhesive laminating paper.
- Place another sheet of laminating paper on the opposite side.
- Trim image down to cut away excess laminating paper.
- Attach magnetic strip on the back.
AND YOU'RE DONE!! THAT'S IT!!
Like I said, so incredibly easy, and if you're like me, you will actually have fun making these. Promise. Then you can hang on your fridge and admire until it's time to embark on your Disney Cruise!!