Minnie Ears DIY: These Maleficent inspired Minnie Ears are perfect for chillin like a villain at your favorite Disney Park or a great idea for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The free printable template makes it easy to put together.
These maleficent Minnie Ears are perfect for our trip to Walt Disney World. This year we’re going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and these Minnie Ears would be perfect for it. With just a few materials you can DIY your own Maleficent Inspired Minnie Ears!
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You Will Need:
Black Craft Felt
Dark Green Craft Felt
Bright Green Craft Felt
Small Portion of Polyfill
Fleece Fun’s free template (available at the end of the post)
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Minnie Ears DIY – Maleficent Inspired Style Tutorial:
Step 1 – Cut out the elements to the Minnie Mouse Ears
Using the template provided cut two large circles from black felt.
Then cut down the circle and cut out 2 circles from cardboard and then two circles from black felt
Lay headband over cardboard circles and sketch where you want the ears to sit on the headband.
Cut out area of ears that is unnecessary.
Cut out the following:
Lay the Cardboard with the cut out on the large circle there should be about ½ inch all the way around the outside edge of the ear in extra fabric. Cut down the circle so it follows the curve you just cut out – with a 1/2 sticking out to fold over the cardboard later.
Lay the cardboard on the smaller circle, and cut out the bottom curve for the headband so they line perfectly.
2 horn shapes from the printable pattern in black craft felt.
1 pointed head cover/crown from the printable pattern in black craft felt.
2 flames in bright green craft felt. To make cutting the flames easier just trace the pattern onto the felt and then cut out.
2 flames in dark green craft felt, trimmed about ⅓ of the way down from the original printable pattern flame.
Step 2 – Make the Maleficent inspired ears
Lay the cardboard ear shapes face down onto the larger black felt ear cutouts.
Affix the felt to the cardboard both on the body of the ear.
Then wrap the extra fabric around to the front of the cardboard cut out and gluing the edge down on the upper part of the ear only, leaving the bottom of the ear open. so do not glue the bottom (concave curve – that follows the line of the headband) to the cardboard.
Affix smaller black felt ear cut out to the front of the ear by gluing the edge down on the upper part of the ear only, leaving the bottom of the ear open–do not pull the felt tight.
Repeat with the second ear.
Work a small amount of polyfill into the space between the front piece of felt and the cardboard, smoothing it out. This will provide the flames with a little shape.
Finish affixing the fabric to the cardboard cutouts by wrapping the bottom of the loose fabric around to the back and hot glueing it in place.
While doing this, you may now pull the felt tight–though not super tight. You just want the fabric to be taut, not smashing the polyfill flat.
Affix the bright green felt flame cut out to the front of each mouse ear, taking care to trim the bottom only after the flame is affixed so that the flame covers the entire bottom of the ear.
Cut off the excess fabric to follow the curve of the head band Repeat with the dark green by affixing the dark green felt flame cut out on top of the bright green flame on each ear. Again cut away excess. Set the Minnie Ears aside.
Step 3 – Make Maleficent’s Horns
To make the horns, fold the horn shapes in half and hot glue in place.
I found this easiest to do by working in 3-5 -inch sections beginning at the top.
Slide a floral wire up into the cone shape.
Work small portion of polyfill into each horn, using a pencil to work it up into the point, if necessary.
Fold base of horn closing over and hot glue closed.
Trim exposed wire about 2-inches from the bottom of the felt horn shape.
With a small amount of hot glue, affix one end of the purple yarn to the very tip of a horn.
Wrap the yarn tightly around the horn in a very wide spiral, about 5 times around the horn.
Hot glue the purple yarn in place on the bottom of the horn and trim yarn to have no excess.
Bend horn into the Maleficent shape.
Repeat with second horn. Set horns aside.
Step 4 – Make the Feather Bow
Find 10-20 feathers that are as straight and flat as possible.
Trim all of the feathers to be the same length, about 5-inches long.
Pinching half of the feathers together on the end, hot glue them so that the feathers make a rough V shape.
Repeat with the other half of the feathers.
Hot glue the two V’s of feathers together at the point, forming a bow.
With a strip of black craft felt about ½-inch wide, wrap and hot glue in place, a support and center for the feather bow.
Step 5 – Bring the Minnie Maleficent Ears Together
Start with the Horns.
Wrap remaining exposed wire on the horn around the headband,
forcing the horn to run just inside each ear.
Hot glue each horn on the base to the headband. This will help stabilize the horns.
Affix each ear to the headband, behind the horns.
Affix the feather bow to the headband between the ears.
Hot glue the green gem to the center of the bow on the black craft felt.
Affix the headpiece/crown to the headband in front of the ears, curving the felt headpiece to follow the arch of the headband.
Allow hot glue to dry completely.
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