You’ve booked your Disney vacation. You’re spending a few days at the parks… or maybe you’ve booked a cruise. Whether it’s your first time on a Disney vacation or you’re a Disney fanatic, you know that one tradition is a big part of the fun: Mickey and Minnie Ears! But let’s face it, buying sets of Mickey and Minnie Ears for the entire family can get pricey – especially if you buy them in the park!
But with a little creativity, you can make your own DIY Mickey ears on the cheap. Not only that, but you can make any theme you want, and they’ll look stunning. It’s way cooler to make your own and stand out rather than buying the same ones everyone else is wearing.
From Star Wars to princesses to some of your other favorite Disney movies, you’ll find lots of inspiration in this list of handmade Disney ears.
Never pay full price for Mickey and Minnie ears again!
DIY Mickey and Minnie Ears
If you want a set of basic ears because you already know how you want to personalize them, here’s a good tutorial on using black craft foam. Kids can even decorate their ears with stickers! Mastering a basic template like this allows you to explore lots of other themes with ease. (via Lovely Indeed)
Any little Ariel fan will happy as a clam to receive these Little Mermaid ears. The green sequin fabric really looks like the scales on a mermaid tail. Beautiful! (via See Vanessa Craft)
Join the dark side with some no-sew Death Star Mickey ears. Any Star Wars fan would love to wear these to Galaxy’s Edge or on a Star Wars Day at Sea on a Disney cruise. (via Ruffles and Rain Boots)
Here’s another variation on Star Wars ears featuring Darth Vader on one ear and the Death Star on the other. Use the Cricut to make your images, and the MiniPress would make it super simple to iron them on! (via Mom Endeavors)
Perfect for a Moana-themed birthday party, these ears are made with floral wire, lots of gorgeous flowers, green moss, and seashells. They’d be beautiful for a spring visit to one of the parks! (via The Inspiration Edit)
If you’re looking for a not-so-scary costume idea to wear when you take the kids trick-or-treating, these Mickey pumpkin ears will do the trick. They’re also a super cute choice for a Halloween on the High Seas cruise. (via Kim & Carrie)
7. Princess Rapunzel Ears
Channel your inner free-spirited princess when you make this super fun Rapunzel Minnie Ears. Perfect for a day at a Disney Park or dress-up around the house. (via The Quirky Mom Next Door)
Want to make fabric mouse ears but don’t know how to sew? No problem! Liquid stitch to the rescue! This is a wonderful basic template using a plain headband that you can personalize with any theme you’d like. (via Jennifer Maker)
Another great choice for Halloween, these Nightmare Before Christmas ears are made with the Cricut, so they’re super easy to put together. They feature Jack Skellington on the left ear and Oogie Boogie on the right ear. (via Michelle’s Party Plan-It)
These Maleficent ears would make a fun addition to a costume on Halloween or for a day at one of the Disney parks. They’re made out of foam, so they’re lightweight and water-resistant. (via Ruffles and Rain Boots)
Disney cruises always host a Pirate Night, so make sure you’re decked out in style with a pair of ears for the occasion! They’re easy to make by gluing gold coins, faux gems, skulls, and other “jewels” to a basic set of Mickey ears. (via See Vanessa Craft)
Is the Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom your jam? If you answered, “YES!” then you’re going to fall in love with these light-up Tiki room ears. These are a little more labor-intensive, but they’ll really wow the other guests when you’re at the parks. (via Bre Pea)
If you’re making Minnie ears for a group and need an inexpensive idea, these sparkle ears can be made for less than $5! You can make them in lots of colors to coordinate with every outfit, too. Remember to use fabric headbands, so the hot glue adheres better. (via Mommy of a Princess)
Feeling lucky? You will when you wear these shamrock-themed Minnie ears! They’re perfect for the parks on St. Patrick’s Day. (via Michelle’s Party Plan-It)
Participants in Disney runs often wear themed Mickey ears, too, like these easy Chewbacca Mickey ears. They’re made with teddy bear fur from the fabric store. (via Eclectic Momsense)
These are so easy to make! Use basic Mickey ears as the base, and decorate them with the wrapped yarn and a bow. If you’re looking for a fast, no-sew set of ears, these Princess Leia Minnie ears are an excellent choice! (via JaMonkey)
Here’s another idea that uses basic Mickey ears as the base. You can get 12 of them for super cheap on Amazon, or you may be able to find them inexpensively at a party store. Use fabric in whatever colors and patterns you choose to slip over the black ears, and add a bow if you’d like. Unique Stitch fabric glue makes this craft possible without the sewing. (via Pretty Providence)
Ears on baseball caps are popular with little boys, and this Roadster hat is just adorable! Any kid who loves Disney Junior will enjoy rocking this cute hat at the park. (via Desert Chica)
If you’re feeling like a spring goddess, these floral Minnie ears are for you! They’re so colorful, and you can use this idea to make ears with your favorite flowers. Daisies or sunflowers would be gorgeous choices, too. (via The Farm Girl Gabs)
Here’s another sparkly set of Minnie ears that you can make using your Cricut Maker. For around $10 and 30 minutes of your time, you’ll have a gorgeous set of ears to wear on your next Disney vacation. (via Everyday Jenny)
When’s your next Disney vacation, and what set of Mickey and Minnie ears are you going to make?