Everyone seems to be looking for easy and inexpensive ways to add more magic to their trip. Dressing up in Disney inspired outfits are so popular, but can be a budget buster if you aren’t careful. Today I am sharing how you can make your very own Minnie Mouse ears hair bows, and it’s extremely cheap. I made these for my daughter when she was 2, but “big girls” could wear them as well!
These mouse ears pair well with any Minnie Mouse inspired outfit, and are perfect for a little girl in pig tails!!
Let’s get started!!
Your Supply List:
-1″ Grosgrain Ribbon
-Extra Thin Ribbon(not sure the measurements on the small ribbon)
-Thread and Needle
-Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
To get started, make yourself a circle pattern with scrap paper. I used a circle cutter and it is 2 1/2″ in diameter. Pin to felt, and cut 2.
Now here comes the tricky part. I made a 2″ hair bow, so I made my folds at the 2″ mark using my quilting mat as my guide, and kept wrapping the ribbon until I had 2 loops for each side of the bow. Make sure to keep the stick pin in the center. It keeps the ribbon from falling apart.
Can you see that there are 2 loops on each side? Now flare those pieces out…
Take your needle and thread and stitch that into place. Tie it off. Then wrap the thread tightly around the ribbon to make it look like this:
Make sure to tie that off as well. Now comes the fun part…hot glue…be EXTRA careful with this step.
Take the thin ribbon and place it in the center.
Place a small dot of glue on the back of the bow, and wrap the ribbon around the thread. Once the center ribbon is secure, trim any of the excess ribbon.
Glue the bow to the circles, and then glue the circles to the alligator clips, making sure to have the clips facing opposite directions.
And there you have it. A simple and easy way to add a little something special to your child’s Disney outfit!
Written by Crystal Waggoner: Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation? Crystal is an expert in planning family vacations to magical destinations like Disney World and Disney Cruise. She is a travel professional with Destinations in Florida, An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free Disney vacation quote!
You can also find Crystal over at Fussy Monkey Business where she shares other crafty how-to’s.