DIY: Christmas Minnie Ears

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Ho ho ho!  It’s officially one of my favorite times of the year: Christmas!  The holidays at Disney are even more magical and it’s one of the best (and most popular) times of the year to visit the parks.  And what would a trip to Disney be without some super awesome, custom DIY Minnie ears?  I couldn’t let this opportunity go by, and so I headed to the craft store and loaded up on the holiday goods.  And here is what I came up with for my Christmas themed Minnie ears!

Here’s how to make these bad boys!

1. Gather your supplies: glitter foam, a headband, glue, scissors, tulle (or a ready made bow), trim, and decor (I used Christmas lights).  You will also need a template for the ears, which you can find here over at Inspired By Dis, and some cardboard (not pictured, I used an old Ritz box).

2. Using the template, cut out two ear shapes from the glitter foam and four cardboard circles.  This was the first time I used the cardboard in addition to the foam and it made a big difference.  These ears are much sturdier and held up to the wind much better than any of my other pairs.  I will always use cardboard from now on!

3. Remove the backing from the glitter foam and attach on cardboard circle to each ear part.

4.  Spread a light layer of glue on one of the cardboard circles and attach your ears to the headband.  I like to use one of my pairs from the park to set the measurements as to where the ears should go, but you can eyeball it just as easily.

5. Put a dab of glue on the back of the ears and attach the end of the lights.  Once it is dry, wrap the strand all the way around the ear.  I tucked the remaining end into the gap between the ear and the headband and secured it with a bit of glue.

6. Ideally, I like to use a premade bow because I hate making bows, but I couldn’t find a green one, so I made this one on my own.  I gathered some of the tulle and secured the middle with a trash bag twist tie.

7. I then used a smaller piece of tulle to cover the twist tie.

8. While the bow was drying, I attached the gold trim around the ears, using a very light coat of glue.

9. Finally, I attached the bow to the center of the ears.

I have to say, I am in love with how these ears turned out!  I wore them to the park yesterday and got a ton of compliments on them.  I wish the holidays were going to last longer so I could wear them more!

Here are some of the supplies I used to make this project:

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