Whether you’re headed to the Parks, out on the high seas or celebrating the holidays, these DIY Minnie Mouse Ears can be customized to fit any Disney occasion.
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It wasn’t until about a year ago that I really got into wearing Minnie ears while at the parks. I won a coveted pair of rose gold ears and since then I feel like I need a new pair for every visit. Even more than that, I think I need a new pair for everyday of every trip. And also a pair for the holidays. I can see this becoming a big problem! 🙂
I got in making DIY Minnie Mouse Ears earlier this year when my family and I were headed on a Disney Cruise. I thought it’d be fun to have a pair of Minnie Mouse ears that were cruise themed. I found this darling Disney cruise/beach themed fabric at JoAnn and knew that Minnie Cruise Ears were in my future.
DIY Minnie Mouse Ears
To make these ears you will need:
Mickey Ear Headbands (they come in lots of 12)
Fabric for your ears 1/2 yard will make 6
Fabric for your bows 1/2 yard will make 6
Ear Template: I used this one from Pretty Providence
Bow Template: I used this one for the puffy bow from All For the Memories
DIY Minnie Mouse Bow Tutorial for the non puffy bows
Using the template, cut out ears from the ear fabric. You will need 4 ear pieces per headband. Put right sides together and sew about 1/8 – 1/4 inch around the rounded part of the ears. Leaving the bottom open. I found that I needed to cut a little bit bigger around the template to add the 1/4 inch for sewing.
You will do the same with the bow. Cut out 2 bow pieces per headband, placing right sides together and sew around the edge. Make sure to leave an opening so that you can turn the bows out.
Turn the ears right sides out and smooth out the seams around the edges. Fold in the sides of the Mickey headband ears and slide the fabric ears over the ears.
Use a bit of hot glue to tack down the ears to the headband. Kind of roll the rough edges under the ears so that they are hidden if possible. I did have some pairs of ears that had more hot glue showing than other pairs.
DIY Puffy Bow
Turn the bows right sides out once they have been sewn around the edges. Cut a rectangle of fabric and fold in half length wise and sew together. Turn it right side out to create the center of the puffy bow.
Stuff the bow with some batting to make it as puffy as you like. Do a quick hand stick to sew up the area that was left open for turning it out and stuffing. Wrap the center piece around the middle of the bow and secure with hot glue or a needle and thread.
Use hot glue to add the puffy bow to the ears. I used the same technique for creating these Christmas ears, but instead of a puffy bow, I made a no sew minnie bow, like I made for my halloween ears, and attached it with hot glue.
All of these ears are different, but so cute! I made extra sets of the cruise ears to give away as Fish Extender Gifts. They were really fun and so unique.
I love that making these DIY Minnie Mouse Ears allows me and my daughters to match on our trips and they don’t cost a fortune. Plus no one else has them, so we fell extra special! 🙂
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