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Don’t be fooled by these pictures of me wearing a tank top and shorts – fall has finally arrived in Southern California and these days I’m rocking permanent sweaters and fuzzy boots 24/7. I’m ready for winter and Christmas, but I have one last fall DIY for you. In reality, these ears could be worn any time of the year but sunflowers always make me think of fall. Anyone else? I’ve been wanting to do sunflowers Mickey ears for a while now and if I had known just how easy they would be to make, I would have finished them a long time ago! I loved taking pictures among the flowers at the Dia de los Muertos display at Disneyland. I blended right in, like Alice among the flowers!
DIY Sunflower Mickey Ears
White craft foam
Hot glue gun
Two silk sunflowers (four, if you also want to do the back) (These sold via the link seem to be the right size, around 4-5 inches wide. I recommend buying the flowers in person, just to be sure you have the size you want.)
(optional) Wire ribbon, 1.5 inches wide, in your choice of color.
Step 1 – Cut your mickey ears from foam and glue them to the headband using the hot glue. See this post for detailed instructions and ears template.
Step 2 – Remove the sunflower head from the stem and trim it down so the back is flat. Use hot glue to attach the sunflower to one of the ears and press them together for a couple seconds. Repeat for the other side, and then repeat on the back if desired. Allow the ears to dry at least 20 minutes before handling.
Step 3 – (optional) Create your bow! I used two pieces of wired copper ribbon, two around 12 inches, and one piece of orange ribbon around three inches or so. Separately, loop the two bigger ribbons together and glue, so they form an oval. Then glue two sides together in the middle, so they form a figure 8. Take the two pieces and pinch them together in your hand and fan out the sides until the bow is shaped how you want it. Then attach the two pieces together with a piece of tape. Then glue this to the top of the headband, between the ears. Once this is dry, wrap the three inch piece of ribbon around the bow and headband to hide the tape, and secure in the back with a dot of hot glue.
That’s it! See? I told you they were super simple! Enjoy your ears!