You guys, I think I have a problem. My name is Falon, and I am a DIY Minnie ear addict. I now have a whole box in my office dedicated to ear making supplies. When I made my first pair of fabric covered ears, I was happy with them, but they took so long that I didn’t think I would be making many more pairs. But now that I have the hang of it, I can churn them out pretty quickly. The only problem is, when you start making fabric ears, you realize just how many fabric options are out there, and you. cannot. stop. Serious problem. So keep an eye on my Instagram (link on the right) because I will have to start giving away some pairs soon or my husband is going to kill me.
On to today’s tiki themed Minnie ears! I’m not going to go into too much detail with these, if you want the full tutorial, check out this post for instructions. First, supplies. These are some of the things I used to make my tiki ears: tiki fabric, foam cut into the ear shape (link for the template is in the instruction post), cardboard circles, glue, scissors, tiki stickers, a headband, and trim.
The first step is the hardest part, which is covering the foam with fabric. My best advice here is to have patience, and cut the fabric in small strips to wrap around the foam. When the foam is covered, glue a cardboard circle to each ear part.
Anytime I am decorating the ears themselves, I like to do that before I attach the ears to the headband. These are stickers, but I did put additional glue on them for safety. When you are attaching the ears to the headband, hot glue works best. I also like to use a pair of ears from the park to mark placement on the headband.
Finally, attach the trim to the edges of each ear and attach the bow to the center of the ears. Here is a close up of each completed ear…
And here is the finished product…
I’m not sure whether or not these will become my new favorite pair of ears, but I am definitely excited to wear them for summer in the parks. I mean, these guys are just screaming for a Dole Whip, am I right?
Here are some supplies similar to those I used for this project (affiliate links):