Make it Monday: Floral Mickey Ears

I’m headed to Orlando this week!! EEEKS! The first part of my trip will be spent at a sorority conference, and then I get to spend five days at Disney World.

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People have really been stepping up their Disney fashion lately, and I felt inspired to do the same. I saw someone wearing a pair of wire ears with flowers, and I just loved that, so I decided I should create my own!

First up was deciding on my color scheme. I went with muted florals with leaves and feathers so that the ears would match all my outfits. I also bought 16 gage wire, a headband, and felt at the craft store. 16 gage wire is the smallest I would go, because it verges on almost too flimsy. If you want something more firm, go with 14 or 12.

Once I had the supplies, it was time to get to work! The first step was making the ears with the wire. I used a large 3-wick candle as my frame for the wire. I wrapped the wire around the candle leaving a two-inch tail on either end to allow enough wire to wrap around the headband.

Once the circle was formed, I twisted the wire to secure the shape. I made two of these – two ears!

The next step was to wrap the excess wire around the headband. I used my own set of Mickey ears as a template so I’d know where to place the ears on the headband. I wrapped the wire as tightly as I could so they’d stay in place, then I used a drop of hot glue to provide extra hold.

Next, I cut all my floral stems leaving only a small portion of the stem, just enough to attach to the headband.

I started with my largest flowers, then tucked smaller flowers, leaves, and feathers into the headband until I was pleased with the look.

One important note – with something like this, you have to make sure that both the front and back look good since both will be visible at all times.

The final step was to cut small strips of felt to glue inside the headband to cover the wire. This was key so that the wire wouldn’t get caught on my hair!

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And ta-da! Magical, right?! 😉 I hope Mickey likes them!

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My other craft project was to make a shirt to wear while I’m at Disney World. There are so many cute ones on Etsy, (some of which I’ve ordered!), and I decided that it’d be fun to make my own. I used my Cricut to create the design.

I wanted to come up with a fun saying, and I thought the song “oh Mickey, you’re so fine” would be a good one. That song has a special place in my heart because we changed the lyrics and used to sing it during sorority recruitment (“oh Rushee, you’re so fine” ha!)

I used the iron-on package instructions to inform how I printed and ironed on the design. I used a rose gold foil material, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!

Disney World here I come!

Party on!
JW

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