It seemed like every time I went on Pinterest or Youtube I saw a tutorial on DIY Minnie ears, and I fell in love each time. So, when I made the decision to go to Disneyland this December I knew what it meant for me…I get to make my own ears!! I started planning right away!
I got my ideas by searching up ‘diy minnie ears’ on Pinterest, and there are literally TONS of awesome ideas. Here’s a link to my board that shows a few of my favorites: https://www.pinterest.com/getyourDIYon/disney-ears/.
Or, if your feeling lazy don’t be afraid to check out my etsy shop! I sell Minnie ears, obviously. Don’t worry I won’t judge you for taking this route.
I chose to do Sully from Monster’s INC and a Nightmare Before Christmas theme.
Alright, let’s get started!
List of supplies:
-Cardboard (I just tore up an old box I had.)
-Fabric (Some for the ears and some for the bow!)
-Hot glue gun (If you don’t have one, I got mine at Walmart for $2.50 and I love it!)
-Headband (I found mine at Claire’s for $4.)
Or I love this one as well!
-Pen or pencil
So, first we want to find something round to trace our ears with. Find something in the size you would like your ears to be. Then trace it onto the cardboard four times. Each ear takes two pieces.
To get the little half circle indent I put my headband on top of the cardboard circle and traced where I wanted to ear to sit on it, and then cut it off. This way the ears will sit on there better. Do this to all four circles.
Next, one of pieces of cardboard and trace it out on the fabric. You need four of these as well. You will also want to leave a little room around the edges so we can fold them over later.
Now glue two of the circles together, and then glue the other two together. This makes our ears thicker!
Glue the cardboard to the fabric, you want to glue it on to the side of the fabric we don’t want to see. Do this to both sides.
Now, we have to fold over the fabric so we can’t see the edges. The easiest way to do this is to first lay down some glue and then fold over one side of the fabric. Then go back add more glue, and lay down the second side of fabric. We need to do this all along the sides of the ears. If you have fabric that overlays too far, just go around the edges with scissors and clean it up. Don’t forget to do the edges on the bottoms of the ears. This might be silly, but it does give them a cleaner look.
Last but not least, glue the ears on to the headband! For placement I put the headband on my head and marked with tape where I thought the ears should go. It did take a few tries to finally get them where I liked them.
If you have a bow, or any embellishments add them now to complete your design!
If you’re curious as to where I got some of my supplies I will link stuff below.
Blue fur: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222443933/small-cuts-supper-shaggy-high-quality?ref=shop_home_active_2
Spiderweb fabric: https://www.etsy.com/listing/250809255/halloween-spider-webs-fabric-j-wecker?ref=listing-shop-header-0
Jack Skellington earrings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120298658/friday-sale-jack-skellington-inspired?ref=shop_home_active_11
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