Easy DIY Mickey Ears
I have been making my own Disney ears for a while now. I have made some for the Flower and Garden Festival and I recently made some festive ears for my recent Disney trip. There are so many ways you can make Mickey ears. I am not a professional, but as I make more and more, I have been getting better. I decided this time to let you how I made my recent Christmas inspired ears. I tried to find an easier way to make them with less of a cost. These also took less time to do.
Now let’s get started!
The materials you will need:
- Any fabric of your choice for the ears
- Have enough for four 6 by 6 inches of fabric)
- Any fabric of your choice for the bow
- Have enough for one 16 by 9 inch of fabric
- Have enough for one by 4 inch for the wrap around
- Any circular object that you can use to create a circle
- I used a can of peanuts ha-ha
- Hot glue gun
- Remember the glue sticks
- 1 Headband
- Try to get one that has fabric
- Anything else you would like to add for your ears or bow
Some ideas are:
- I used small flowers and glued it to the cardboard directly
- Any holiday themed items
- For my Christmas ears I used glittery green leaves
What you will need to do:
Preparation and instructions for the bow
- Gather all the materials and plug in the hot glue gun.
- Get your piece of cardboard and stencil out four circles and cut them out.
- On all the cardboard pieces, make sure to place it on the headband where the ears should be and cut the bottom in a semicircular shape so that the cardboard could fit perfectly to the headband. Keep on checking to see if it forms the shape of the headband.
- Get the fabric for the bow and cut the fabric so that it is 16 inches by 9 inches.
It should be in the shape of a rectangle.
- With the same type of fabric, also cut out another portion of the fabric so that it is 2 by 4 inches. This will be what will wrap around the center of the bow.
- I had my cousin created the bow, but I found a tutorial that used the same technique as she did.
- Here is the link: http://kellyhicksdesign.com/2013/02/no-sew-hair-bow/.
- This is such an easy way to create a bow and it has pictures so you can follow along. Instead of the measurements she used, use the ones I provided because they look good with the Mickey ears.
- Now get the fabric for the Mickey ears and cut it so that it is 6 by 6 inches. Do this four times to get four square of fabric.
For the Mickey ears
- Lay out your cardboard and your fabric.
- Get one circular cardboard piece and one 6 by 6 fabric piece.
- Place the piece of fabric good side down (So the side you don’t want to be shown should be facing you). Place the circular cardboard on top and in the center of the fabric.
- Have the glue gun ready and start taking each side of the fabric and try to place it as tightly to the center. Then glue the fabric to the cardboard.
- Do this until all the fabric is glued to the cardboard.
- Always look at the front and make sure that the edges on the cardboard are smoothed out.
- What it should look like is that one side of the cardboard is nice and the other one is scrunched up.
- Do that with the rest of the cardboard.
- Get two of the cardboards that are now covered in the fabric and glue the scrunched up sides together with the glue gun and make sure you press them as tightly together as possible.
- Try to glue on the around the edges on the insides to secure everything in place.
- Do that to the second pair of cardboard and now your ears are complete.
- Now all you need to do is get your headband and glue the ears onto the headband.
- Make sure you look at some Mickey ears for reference so that you place them correctly.
- After you glue the ears to the headband, make sure they are secure. You want them to be sturdy so they can stay all day.
- Glue the bow to the center portion of the headband. You can also glue the edges of the bow to the headband so that it will not budge.
- Add any decorations to the bow or the ears and then your very own Mickey ears are completed!
Some tips to know:
- Try to get a black headband.
- Make sure the fabrics are sturdy enough. They will look better altogether.
- If you want to cover some of the glue from the ears to the headband, you can either try to make a thin line or you can buy decorative flowers from EBay or Amazon and glue them on the bottom edge of the ears.
- Make sure the pair of cardboard circles are even so that when they are glued together they look nice.
- I got my fabric at Hobby Lobby. They have a bunch of Disney fabrics.
- If you want to buy a ton of fabric EBay, Amazon, or some online stores can provide a ton of fabric with a lower price.