DIY Mickey Ears [for a Day at Disney]

Guess who just went to Disneyland for the very. first. time?!

My 33 year-old husband.

Growing up in the Midwest, trips to Disney just didn’t happen in his family.

I was so, so, so excited to get to share the magic of Disneyland with him for the very first time.

So excited that I went a little overboard with trip planning. Right down to ordering 2 custom Disney tanks on Etsy and making my very own mouse ears.


My favorite thing about crafting Mickey or Minnie ears, is that you can’t mess it up!

Just head to the craft store, find embellishments to dress up your ears, and start gluing. I got these super cheap (and comfy!) plain mouse ears for adults on Amazon. Then, I was off to Hobby Lobby where I found embellishments that coordinated with the color of my custom Etsy tank.

I could hardly wait for my glue gun to heat up. Keep reading to see how easy it was.

Craft Your Own Mickey Ears Headband for Your Disneyland Trip

I wanted lots of flowers and a big blingy sequin bow. So here’s what I got for my custom Mickey ears:


First, I attached the sequin bow, which came on a clip. I cut the elastic off this flower band:


Then clipped the bow to the elastic, wrapped it around the Mickey Ear headband, tied it in a knot, then continued to wrap it around and glued it into place.



Ta-da! That was easy.


Now, I arranged the remaining embellishments on the ears, playing around with them until I liked the look.


I removed the clip from this ivory flower embellishment so I could just glue it onto my headband.



One of the silk flower clusters came attached to a felt pad. Another came on a bobby pin. I slid the one on the bobby pin onto the felt pad, then glued the entire cluster to one of the big round ears on my mouse ears headband.


I used “blonde” ribbon to help disguise the headband in my light hair.


That’s it! Just a plain mouse ears headband, some floral embellishments, ivory ribbon and a big silver sequin bow.


I got lots of compliments while wearing them in the park.