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FREE TUTORIAL: Floral Wire Disney Ears

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

If you have been to any Disney Park lately, you've probably seen the newest craze for Floral Wire Disney Ears. I fell in love with them after seeing my first pair, and like anyone else, I immediately started searching Etsy shops to find them. What I found was that purchasing a different pair for every day of my trip was going to cost an arm and a leg. These beauties go for anywhere from $25-40 each in most Etsy shops. Sure, I'll splurge on these types of items from time to time, but I like the challenge of creating my own as well. As soon as I saw the price tag, I knew I had to find a way to make my own ears for much cheaper. In this post, I'll teach you how to make these bad boys for under $5-10 each. 

What you'll need:

  • Fake flowers - what colors/types you use are completely up to you. If you're wanting to keep the cost down as much as possible, check out the selection at your nearest dollar store
  • Headband(s) - the color and style really do not matter. I am sensitive to headbands, so I purchase the really thin ones that will not give me a headache after wearing them for an hour.
  • 12 Gauge Floral Wire - can be found at your local craft store
  • Wire cutters or strong scissors
  • Hot glue/gun 
  • 1 sheet of felt 
  • OPTIONAL Ribbon to wrap the headband if you'd like a different color
  • Any extra embellishments you'd like to add 
  • Large can/candle/something round to shape your wire (I used a large Yankee Candle jar)

 Steps: (Pictures to follow)

  1. If you're going to use ribbon to wrap your headband, you'll want to start with this step first. Make sure your glue gun is completely heated. Start with a small spot of glue at the base of the headband. From there, begin wrapping your ribbon around the headband, adding a small spot of glue after every 2-3 wraps. This will keep your ribbon from unraveling at any point. 
  2. Once you have your headband ready, cut a piece of felt (about 5 inches long by 0.5 inches wide) to lay across the top part of the headband. This will keep the wire from poking you, and it will give your flowers something easier to lay on. Glue this to the headband only across the top, so you have a little hanging off either side. 
  3. Take your floral wire and wrap it around your jar/candle/round object. The amount of wire you'll need will be determined by how large you want your "ears" to be. Once you have the round shape created, cut your wire, leaving about 1-2 inches on either side. You'll then take your shapes and use the excess length to wrap them around your headband in a spiral shape. Use your hot glue to keep these in place. Once dried, use your wire tool to "squish" down the end of the spirals, so nothing will be sticking out or sharp. Optional: I like to put a small piece of felt over the ends of the wire to make absolutely certain there are no pointy parts to stab me in the head!
  4. Begin adding your flowers. Tip: I lay out one flower in middle and two on the sides with space in between. These are the colors I want to stand out the most. From there, I go back and add smaller flowers to fill the arrangement. 
  5. Make sure you are adding flowers to both sides of the headband. You do not want to be that person that everyone is walking behind and staring at your glue gun-hot mess headband! 

To be so stinking precious, these headbands are by far some of the easiest crafts I've ever made. Once you get one down, you'll be knocking them out like a pro. As always, if you have questions, feel free to send us an email or leave a comment below. We'd love to see photos of your finished creations! 

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