So in addition to getting ready for my daughter's birthday, my son's birthday and the end of the school year, I am also planning our summer trip to Disney World !
I thought to get us excited I'd start with some crafts. I found lots of tutorials on making Mickey Mouse Ears and I just had to try it. (I figured I'd try it early and perfect them by the time we leave.)
What you will need:
Headband-as thick as you can find
Foam Poster Board- cardboard will do as well
Fabric (I bought the Fat Quarter (18 in x 21 in) pieces)
Ribbon and bows
Glue gun and glue sticks/Adhesive spray
To start download or trace from the computer (that's what I did) the Mickey Ear Pattern.
Trace two of each ear pattern on the cardboard or foam poster board and carefully cut them out. You should have 4 foam or cardboard pieces.
Use adhesive spray or hot glue to glue the two foam pieces for each ear together and let it dry.
You'll need to trace the pattern on your fabric as well. You'll need four pieces-two for your backs and two for the fronts of the ears. When you have cut your fabric pieces, use a spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the foam or card board for a smooth finished product. Fold the edges of the fabric around the end of the foam board and hot glue it.
Add a layer of coordinating ribbon around the edges to hide the scrappy edges of the fabric and to give your Mickey Ears a cute finished look!
Cover the headband with fabric. I hot glued the end of the fabric strip I cut to the end of the headband and wrapped. I had to use two strips of fabric.
Finally, situate your ears about two inches from each other atop the headband then secure them with hot glue.
If you want Minne Ears instead of Mickey Ears, like I made for my daughter and nieces you can glue a bow onto the center of the headband.
Crafts are my favorite part of any holiday. I am getting into a habit of making a wreath for the front door. Most people don't have Valentine's Day wreaths on their doors in my neighborhood but I'm excited to get it done and hung!
Valentine's Day Wreath
Wreath- I bought this during the after Christmas sale at Michael's.
Flowers of your choice- Dollar Store
Ribbon-Hobby Lobby or Michael's
Letter-Hobby Lobby or Michael's
Other Valentine's Wreath Ideas:
Picture frame -one with 4 pictures spots-we got ours for Christmas. This can be bought at any store.
Valentine's Day paper- Micheal's
Wooden letters LOVE-Hobby Lobby
Paint-red or white or pink
Here are some other crafts you can tackle to decorate your hose for Valentine's Day!
Quick and easy Valentine's decoration- all you need is a foam heart wreath and red garland. I picked some up before the Christmas season was over.