If you are coming here from DISboards or anywhere else, welcome! This blog, awonderfulthought.com, is providing these images with the approval of the designer of the images, idrivealumina (aka Mr. Wonderful around here). 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.
New ears are currently being created and we will add them as they are made. 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. You can find printing instructions below.
COMPLETED EARS: Here’s what these ears look like hanging on your door.
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LINKS TO THE FILES:
**Please do not make Pinterest images from the files themselves. If you would like to save these as pins for later, visit my Pinterest Board.
Sorcerer Hat – Put glitter on the white parts before laminating.
Pirate with Pink Bow – Look close for eyelashes
Pirate Pink Hat with Pink Bow – Look close for eyelashes
Tiara ONLY – Add some crystals if you want
Santa – Put on some faux fur on the brim
True Pilgrim Hat – A different take on the Thanksgiving hat
Tinkerbell – Cut off the blue strings (of the hair tie) on the back and add your own strings
New Year Hat – Put glitter on the hat stripes, and also make your own current year and glue it on before laminating.
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 and give them out for your enjoyment, not to cause you undue frustration with printing problems.
First save the files by clicking the link to the “ears” you would like to print out. Right click on the picture and select “Save Image As” (or look for something that resembles that). 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 you can open the file you downloaded in the program “Paint”.
- To print, click FILE (at the top left) and select PRINT
- In the “Print” box that opens, click your printer (if not already selected) and then click PREFERENCES (in photo below on the right side)
- In the “Printing Preferences” box you may have to change the ORIENTATION (yellow box in photo below) to PORTRAIT.
- In the “Printing Preferences” box click the MORE OPTIONS tab (green oval in the photo below)
- In the “More Options Tab” check the REDUCE/ENLARGE DOCUMENT box (blue box in photo above), then click the ZOOM TO circle and in the % box enter 100
- If the size is off you can increase or decrease the percentage to get the size correct
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 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 make them out of 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.
Some of these are too big 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)
- Jiminy Cricket
- Military hat(s): Combat helmet, Beret, Marines
- Police officer
- Airline Captain
- Train driver (engineer)
- Football helmet – Help me with some thoughts on this one
- Astronaut – Same here, it’s a helmet… LOL
- 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