This year my daughter has been in love with the Harry Potter book series. When we started planning her trip to Disney with her Dad she wanted to represent her favorite Hogwarts House. I reminded her that Harry Potter is at Universal but she wouldn’t be swayed so I put together these Harry Potter Inspired Gryffindor DIY Mickey Ears for her. These are fairly simple to make if you are looking for a fun way to save money on Disney souvenirs on your trip.
My husband has a new job. One of the perks of the new job is that he gets to take each kid to Disney once. While Disney is fabulous souvenirs can break the budget quickly. I decided to save a little money for C’s trip by making him these Mickey Mouse Inspired DIY Mickey Ears. He is going to have so much fun rocking his unique Mickey ears and I won’t have to pay $15-$20 for a pair of Mickey ears. If you are trying to cut costs this is a simple craft to do before you head to the parks. I also included one with a bow to give you an idea of the difference that makes.
Mickey Mouse Inspired DIY Mickey Ears
What you will need:
1 Fat Quarter of Fabric – I picked mine up at Wal Mart for $1.49
Headband – I picked up a pack of 6 for $1 at the dollar store.
1/4 Yard Quilt batting (Thick) – Mine was $1 at Wal Mart.
Something round to mark your circles with. (I used these garden wire rings because they made perfect circles. I picked them at the dollar store in a pack)
Hair Bow (Optional) – I used this set because I was able to get a lot of them for my daughter. You can use whatever bows you have as those take a few weeks to arrive.
I found a much easier way to handle the fabric portion of the ears! I definitely recommending trying this video as it simplified things so much!
What to do:
Start by ironing your fabric.
After you iron your fabric flip it upside down.
Decide what part of your fabric you will want visible on your ear.
Use a crayon to draw your circle. – If you want larger ears go around the outside of the circle. If you want smaller ones draw it on the inside.
Sew along the crayon circle you drew leaving an opening at the bottom.
Stuff the inside of your ear with batting. I suggest filing it as full as you like. Do it the way that you like the ear.
Use your needle and thread to sew the fabric around your headband and secure the ears to the headband. I added a stitch looped through the bottom of the ear and around the bottom of the head band for more durability.
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Christmas is just around the corner. If you are wanting to bring your Disney side to your holiday decor you are in luck. I have put together a great tutorial just for you. The other night I sat down and worked on this DIY Disney inspired wreath. Not only was it cost effective, it was fun. Both kids fought over who would get this one in their bedroom. Needless to say, I will probably end up making a second one.
Unless otherwise noted below I picked up all of my supplies at the dollar store.
Start by super gluing your red ribbon.
You will want wrap around the exterior bars. – Make sure the red ribbon goes under the middle two bars.
Glue as you go along to keep the ribbon secure.
Next you will want to wrap your white ribbon.
Again, make sure you are gluing it as you go so that it will stay secure.
Last you will want to glue your ornaments on the wreath to form your Mickey. If I could do it again I would use a bigger one for the silver ornament.