We went on our first Disney cruise in 2009, and we had heard about people decorating their stateroom doors. Looking for decorations, Mr. Wonderful was inspired to design some of his own. These “ears” are designed to fit the porthole room number on your stateroom door.
We have given the ears away for free for over 8 years but decided it was time to charge for them. We are going to be offering new ears in the future and want to sell them, like many others do on Etsy, to be compensated for the designer’s time and talent. We started out by having a donation button on the page but did not get much in the line of donations compared to the number of ears that were being downloaded. We appreciate everyone who did donate, and as a thank you, we will be sending you a new special set of ears for free! 🙂
We have made new pins for Pinterest and deleted the ones that say the ears are free. Please bear with us as this will take some time for the old pins to be filtered out. We hope you can understand our decision and that you will continue to support the designer in his efforts in the future.
If you would like to be notified as soon as new ears are added, you can subscribe to our email list in the sidebar of this page where it says “Never Miss A Post”. If you have any requests for ears, please leave a comment below and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Before you comment, please read the list at the bottom of the page of requests that have already been made.
These fit ALL Disney ships. These are instant downloads that you print out and assemble on your own. You can find printing instructions below.
COMPLETED EARS: Here’s what these ears look like hanging on your door.
These ears are available for purchase below. The purchased download will be sent to you in an email from A Wonderful Thought. If you do not get the email within a couple minutes, check your spam folder. If you want to pin these ears for later, visit our Pinterest Board.
You will download instructions on how to receive your customized download. Most orders processed in 48 hours.
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Images and designs are protected under domestic and international copyright laws (aside from licensed character images or trademarks) according to 17 U.S.C. Section 501. Any licensed images of characters used in the designs are free and not being sold. Character copyright is held by original owner. Your purchase is for the labor and time involved in creating these original items.
Designs are intended for ONE TIME, PERSONAL USE only. Please do not share, redistribute or sell the file. Colors may be slightly different from screen to print, depending on your individual printer. Since this listing is delivered via instant download, no refund can be issued.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us!
I have gotten A LOT of questions regarding printing so please read here to save yourself time, money and frustration. Trust me when I say I made these for your enjoyment, not to cause you undue frustration with printing problems.
People use many different programs for printing, whatever program you chose to use you MUST PRINT these at 100% or in other words, their FULL SIZE. People that have had problems were with programs that were shrinking the images.
On a Windows PC open the file you downloaded in the program “Paint”.
- Click FILE (Green ARROW at the top left)
- Select PRINT (Red ARROW)
- Click PAGE SETUP (Blue ARROW)
In the PAGE SETUP window:
- Click PORTRAIT (Green BOX)
- Highlight the numbers in the boxes (Red BOX) and enter the value of “0” (Zero without quotes)
- READ ME
- These values will probably be .5 initially
- Once I entered “0” the values changed to 0.166 as this value defaults to the smallest margin allowed by your PC (this is just fine)
- READ ME
- Click ADJUST TO and make sure 100 value is present (Blue BOX)
- Click OK (Purple ARROW)
Now that the page setup is complete it is time to print the design:
- Click FILE (Yellow ARROW at the top left)
- Select PRINT (Orange ARROW)
- Click PRINT (Maroon ARROW)
- Select your printer (Green ARROW)
- Click PRINT (Lavender ARROW)
Cut out a 7.5″ diameter circle (this is the diameter of the stateroom door number sign/porthole ON ALL DISNEY SHIPS) and use this for your sizing template for when you print your ears. If your ears do not fit CHECK YOUR SETTINGS as the sizes are correct… I promise you.
You can print these ears on magnetic paper to stick on your door. Or a cheaper option is you can print them on paper or card stock, laminate them (or even laminate the pieces together) and then place self adhesive magnets on the back of those to stick on the door. Disney asks that no adhesives are used on their doors.
IMPORTANT: On the Concierge Level Rooms on the Disney Dream & Fantasy, the metal doors are covered by a wood veneer so normal magnets do not work. We have heard that heavy duty magnets may work or that you may be able to use adhesive scrapbook tape on those doors.
Some of these are too big to fit on one sheet so they have to be cut in half, but that is not be a problem… just put the pieces back together on the door or while laminating.
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These are REQUESTS that people have made, but are NOT COMPLETED:
- Pink cone-type hat and tiara
- Minnie Pilgrim
- Grumpy hat & beard
- Nemo (fins)
- Darkwing Duck
- Perry Platypus from Phineas & Ferb – might be hard, he’s got a SQUARE head
- Mike (Monsters Inc)
- Military hat(s): Combat helmet, Beret, Marines
- Airline Captain
- Train driver (engineer)
- Football helmet
- Halloween hat
- Americana for Patriot’s Day?
- Night Cap (light Blue)
- Safari Hat (aka Pith Helmet)
- Chef Hat
- Plumeria flower or other Hawaiian flower
- Cheesehead for Wisconsinites
- Yellow fisherman’s cap/rainhat
- Eskimo hat
- Beefeater (for British Isles cruises)
- Scotsman tam
- Frozen Characters – Olaf, Anna, Elsa