Friday, November 18, 2016

DIY Mickey Mouse Ears

My youngest has Mickey Mouse day at school every year.  In the past, she has just worn her Minnie Mouse tee shirt.  However, I was afraid it was going to be too small this year.  So, being the "good" mommy that I am, I decided Hey! let's make some Mickey Ears!

I will be honest, I ended up getting a little bit of help from Mike.  LOL  I think I was in too much of a rush, cause those "ears" weren't looking all that great.  

Materials I used:
*Black Felt ( but you could use any black fabric)
*Alligator hair clips
*a Pringle Chip lid (for stencil)
cardboard
*I added a little batting to mine, not necessary
*and of course glue
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After I got my cardboard and batting cut to size, I glue batting only on one side.  Then I took that piece and cut out my felt to cover 

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Right now they are looking more like an Oreo.  haha.  So here is where Mike stepped in.  He re-traced the pattern and cut them to look more to shape.

Then I glued to the alligator clips.  You could any type of hair clip/barrette you want.  I chose these clips because Callie will have her hair up in a ponytail anyway, so these will slide right in.