Hey there, I am so excited to share how to make these Valentine Minnie Mouse ears. If you are going to be at any Disney parks around Valentine’s Day these ears are the perfect accessory to take along on your trip. And better yet they are so easy to make! I was inspired by my friend Michelle’s Party Plan-It for the no sew tutorial.
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I love visiting Disneyland as much as I can and I love wearing my Disney ears when I visit. I love it even more when they are ears that I make like these Valentine Minnie Mouse ears. They are so easy to make and I will guide you through each easy step.
Let’s start by gathering the supplies. I used:
- Cricut Maker (with the deep point blade and rotary blade)
- Fabric mat
- Standard grip mat
- Fairfield Oly*Fun in jet black
- Fairfield Oly*Fun in cherry pop
- Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
- Headband (I got mine in a pack of 2 at Dollar Tree but I linked similar ones)
- Low temp glue gun
- Thin cardboard (cereal box)
After gathering my supplies I cut the fabric and cardboard out with my Cricut Maker. You can get the design HERE
Cutting tips: For the cereal box I used a standard grip mat and set the cutting option to cereal box in Design Space. For the Oly Fun fabric I used the rotary blade, a fabric mat, and tried out the burlap and cotton cutting options. Both of those cut out the Oly Fun fabric just great.
While my ear pieces were being cut out on my Maker I cut a 4×12 inch piece of Cherry Pop Oly Fun with my scissors.
I folded the 4×12 pinch piece of fabric and hot glued the two ends together.
When the glue dried I began scrunching it together down the middle to form my bow.
I then used a small piece of fabric to wrap around the center to hold the form of the bow. I wrapped it then just added a dot of hot glue on the back to hold it in place.
When I finished my bow I set it to the side and began assembling the pieces my Cricut Maker cut out. I ended up gluing two hearts together to make sure you didn’t see the hot glue marks when I glued it down to the ears.
Next I hot glued the cereal box piece to one piece of black fabric
Then I added more glue to the outer edge and layed the other black fabric piece on top to attach them together. *DO NOT GLUE ALONG THE BOTTOM CURVE*
Next I glued the heart pieces to the front of each ear piece.
The next step is to fill each ear piece with Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill (a little goes a long way).Once it is filled you can proceed to hot glue the curved edge shut.Next hot glue each ear piece to the head band. Make sure to leave a gap in the middle to place your bow.Now add a dollop of hot glue to the center and put your bow. Hold it in place until the glue dries. You can then add more glue to make sure the bow doesn’t fall.And there you have it, your very own Valentine Minnie Mouse ears. I love how they turned out and I can not wait to wear them at Disneyland!I hope I have inspired you to create your very own Minnie Mouse ears.