DIY Mickey Mouse Ears: How to Make Better Ones than at the Parks!

Hey everyboyd – it’s Rae! I wanted to share something neat I learned to do, making my own DIY Mickey Mouse Ears.

When I’m not traveling, I’m usually at the theme parks (duhhh). It’s probably my favorite thing about living in Orlando. I remember when I was little my family would plan a trip to Disney MONTHS in advance. Now I wake up and think, “It’s a pretty nice day, might as well go to Disney World.”

Naturally, you’ll want to be a fashionable little mouse at WDW, and sure, you can spend $30+ on the generic rose gold ears that Disney sells for an absurd markup and everyone has. Or you can make your own totally unique pair of Mickey Mouse Ears for waaaay cheaper.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ears: An Easy Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Pick out flowers/materials

You will need:

a simple headband
1 spool of twine
1 pack of wire (gold, black, etc.)
A few fake flowers
Wire cutters (I used scissors and would not recommend that route!)

Here's how to make your own DIY Mickey Mouse Ears

Type of Flowers to Use

The hardest part of this whole process was deciding what type of flowers I wanted to use. Should I do all one color? Maybe purple? Ahhh how about all sunflowers! Yes! Wait, no…Maybe I could try a winter theme? Ohhhh I could add spiderwebs for Halloween!

Annnnnd it’s been 45 minutes. Great.

I got my flowers from Michael’s, but here are some other stores that carry flowers: Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric and Craft Store, Walmart, even the Dollar Store!

How to make DIY Mickey mouse ears
How to make DIY Mickey mouse ears

Step 2: Cut 8-10 inches of wire

Use your wire cutters to cut 8-10 inches of wire and bend into a circle (repeat for second ear). Don’t panic if there are little bumps or if the wire is uneven, you’ll be fixing that at the end.

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Step 3: Use twine to wrap the write to a headband

This doesn’t need to be super neat, but it does need to be tight!

How to make DIY Mickey mouse ears
How to make DIY Mickey mouse ears


Step 4: Add flowers

Cut the flower stem so you have 1-2 inches to work with. Use the twine to wrap the stems to the headband. Tie off the twine behind the flower after you’ve completely covered the stem.

How to make Mickey mouse ears
How to make Mickey mouse ears


Step 5: Add leaves

After the flowers are wrapped into place, it’s time to add the leaves. The leaf stems are not as long as the flower stems, so make sure to wrap them super tight or you will have leaves flying off your head!

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Step 6: Wrap the headband completely

Use the twine to wrap the rest of the headband. Cover any stems you may have missed and tie off the knot behind the flowers. This is where you can finally smooth out the bumps in the wire, YAY! You can use a cloth or a t-shirt for smoothing.

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Step 7: TAAADAAAAHHHHH! Rock your unique DIY Mouse Ears

You’ll have people asking where you got your Mickey Mouse Ears and you get to say, “I’m really cool I made them and they look better than yours. Thanks! I made them myself!” You can expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $30 (depending on if you already have the materials listed). If the only materials you need are flowers, you shouldn’t spend more than $10!

I wore mine to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, but I really should have made more for Taylor and Brian (below). Don’t they look like they need some DIY Mickey Mouse Ears too? 😉

How to make your own DIY mickey mouse ears

And that’s it! Super easy, right? Tell me what you think in the comments!
How to make DIY Mickey mouse ears
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  • January 22, 2018

    Wow! Fabolus job! It seems fantastic diy mouse ears. I also try it later. Thank you so much for sharing a great guide of it.

  • February 03, 2018

    Wow! It is so cute and so easy to do! I love it that I could put different colors of flowers on it. Thanks for sharing!

  • February 06, 2018

    I really happy to read your post and your art idea is great. I want to make this I think this is not easy task but I will try to make. Thanks for sharing.

  • February 06, 2018

    Amazing project! I am about to be the favorite uncle once I make some ears for my nieces. I was wondering if do you think I can use gardening wire for the ears? Thank you.

  • February 26, 2018

    This is adorable!!! And looks pretty simple as well. I was a Disney College Program intern for a year, so I’ve got one of those cute, standard black set of Mickey Ears with my name printed on them that I was given during graduation. But these are extra cute! I love it! <3

  • March 09, 2018

    Quite an amazing post to read. Amazing project!

  • March 13, 2018

    Awww! Those ears are super cute!

  • June 18, 2020

    oh, its done quite easily… thanks for sharing, my nephew would love this 🙂

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