DIY Jack Skellington Mouse Ears – easy mouse ears tutorial and template for your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!
Hello friends, I have an exciting post to share with you today! I’m going to demonstrate you my DIY Jack Skellington Minnie Mouse Ears Tutorial.
I wanted to share with you this no-sew mouse ear tutorial. This method is really easy and the template can be used for sewing or no-sew mouse ears. So let’s get started!
How to make sew/ no-sew Jack Skellington Mouse Ears
1/2 yard of Fabric of Your Choice– for ears
(I got all of my fabric from JoAnns. This is not a sponsored post, I just love their selection. They also have the largest selection that I have found of liscensed Disney fabric. And they always have coupons. Or any leftover fabric you have at home.
1/8 yard of Fabric of Your Choice– for bow or bows
1 sheet of 5mm foam (you can find this in the craft section)
1 headband (JoAnn’s also has these.)
1/2 yard of batting or stuffing
Color choice of thread
Ear Templates by my favorite Disney DIY YouTuber Auntie Tay. She specializes in Disney or makes things herself to save money and loves to show all her subscribers to make Disney DIY related projects on her channel https://www.youtube.com/user/tetetakneea
Step one: print & cut mouse ear template, or make your own ears with any circular object. Cut your fabric using the large mouse ear template. You will need 4 pieces of fabric.
Step two: cut two pieces of foam and batting using the smaller ear template.
Step three: Using one of the circles you cut out for your ears, apply a thin line of glue gun to the perimeter of the side of the fabric you will want to show. You can also sew your ears with a sewing machine as an option.Step four: Now, lay your second piece of fabric on top lining it up perfectly. You will eventually turn the fabric inside out so be sure that your pretty sides of the fabric are facing each other. Now, repeat this process for your second ear.
Step five: Once your fabric is glued or sewn, it’s time to iron. Placing a thin towel over your ears gently iron over your glued circles in order to form a perfect seam.
Step six: After your fabric is cooled, its time to cut a small opening into the circle. Line your headband up with your circles allowing a small piece under the headband. Once your ears are the size you prefer trace below the headband and cut along the line. Flip your ear inside out with the pretty side of the fabric showing. Your ears will now have an opening to insert your padding later.
Step 7: Now, we will get the insert ready. Take your pre-cut foam and insert it inside the ear. You can also insert some stuffing if you would like a more fluffy look. Next we create a bow shape. Use either a piece of ribbon or cut a piece of fabric to hold the center together.
Step 8: Now, glue your bow to the center of your headband, add extra embellishments based on your DIY Mickey Ear theme and you are ready to go!