DIY Mickey Pumpkin Headband

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I love making DIY Mickey Ears Headbands and today’s DIY Mickey Pumpkin Headband would be absolutely perfect for one of my favorite DisneyWorld events: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Make your own Disney Halloween Ears for the whole family - save money and look super cute at the Disney Parks, or while trick or treating this year! This craft is super simple thanks to a free printable template

DIY Disney Halloween Ears Craft

Nothing says I am ready for a day at the Disney parks quite like donning a pair of Mickey Ears!

While you can buy super cute ears at the parks or on Etsy, I love making our own to help build up a bit of excitement for an upcoming trip – plus with Disney’s headbands averaging about $30, I’d rather make my own ears and spend that extra cash on some Dole Whips and Mickey Bars.

Plus, a lot of people complain about headaches with Disney’s headbands, so if you have ever suffered from a headache from a too-tight headband, finding a headband that fits you properly to use as the base for this craft will make your day at the parks much more comfortable.

If you’re heading to the parks with family or friends, I think it would be super fun to make a set of these Disney Halloween Ears for everyone in your group. (You can leave off the bows for the guys.) It will make it easier to spot each other in the crowd and make for some really cute vacation pictures.

While I always opt to make things glittery, you can make these Mickey Pumpkin Ears with plain craft foam instead of glitter craft foam, if you prefer.

You can also swap out the plain black bow for some festive fall ribbon like these.

 

More Mickey Ears Headbands:

Materials for a Mickey Pumpkin Headband

How to Make Pumpkin Mickey Ears Headband

First, gather all of your materials and print off the free printable Mickey Pumpkin Ears template. (We didn’t end up using the yellow glitter foam.)

Cut out each piece of the printable template.

Trace the shapes as follows:

  • trace the bow part shapes onto the back of the black glitter foam
  • trace the pumpkin face shapes onto the back of the black glitter foam
  • trace four sets of the pumpkin shapes onto the orange glitter foam – you will need two complete sets for each ear
  • trace two sets of the pumpkin shapes onto the plain orange foam – you will need one complete set for each ear

Use a black marker to add curved lines onto each orange glitter foam shape, like you would see on a pumpkin. (As shown.)

You can skip doing this on the plain orange foam as we are using that for padding and it won’t be shown.

Glue the three of the large pumpkin shapes in a stack, with the glitter foam pieces facing outwards and the plain orange foam sandwiched in the middle.

Repeat for the second ear, and then do the smaller pumpkin ears.

Glue the black pumpkin face shapes onto the large pumpkin shapes and then attach the small ears to each pumpkin.

Glue your black sewing trim or ribbon along the edge of the pumpkin shape, leaving the base where the shape will be glued to the headband bare.

To assemble the bow, take one of the bow shapes with the tab edges (not the triangular-cut edge) and fold the edges of the bow towards the center of the shape. Glue in place to form a bow-like shape. Repeat with both pieces.

Glue both black glitter bows together in a stack, then glue onto the base shape with the triangular cut-away edge.

Wrap a small piece of the black glitter foam around the center of the bows and glue in place.

Start assembling the bow.

Try on your headband and use a mirror to help determine where you want to glue the ears onto the headband. Glue the ears on and let set fully.

Glue the black glitter bow to the center of the headband and let the glue dry completely before wearing.

 

Pin this Easy Disney Halloween Headband craft:

How to make super cute Mickey Pumpkin Headbands, a fun Disney Halloween Ears Headband perfect for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Grab your free printable instructions for our Disney Halloween Ears and don’t forget to grab your Printable Pumpkin Mickey Ears Template:

Yield: 1 headband

DIY Mickey Pumpkin Headband

DIY Mickey Pumpkin Headband

A super easy and cute Disney Halloween Ears craft perfect for wearing to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Black and Orange glitter foam sheets
  • Marker or Pen
  • Black Sewing Trim
  • Black Headband
  • Printable Pumpkin Mickey Ears Template

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

  1. First, gather all of your materials and print off the free printable Mickey Pumpkin Ears template. (We didn't end up using the yellow glitter foam.)
  2. Cut out each piece of the printable template.
  3. Trace the shapes as follows:
  4. trace the bow part shapes onto the back of the black glitter foam
  5. trace the pumpkin face shapes onto the back of the black glitter foam
  6. trace four sets of the pumpkin shapes onto the orange glitter foam - you will need two complete sets for each ear
  7. trace two sets of the pumpkin shapes onto the plain orange foam - you will need one complete set for each ear
  8. Use a black marker to add curved lines onto each orange glitter foam shape, like you would see on a pumpkin. (As shown.)
  9. You can skip doing this on the plain orange foam as we are using that for padding and it won't be shown.
  10. Glue the three of the large pumpkin shapes in a stack, with the glitter foam pieces facing outwards and the plain orange foam sandwiched in the middle.
  11. Repeat for the second ear, and then do the smaller pumpkin ears.
  12. Glue the black pumpkin face shapes onto the large pumpkin shapes and then attach the small ears to each pumpkin.
  13. Glue your black sewing trim or ribbon along the edge of the pumpkin shape, leaving the base where the shape will be glued to the headband bare.
  14. To assemble the bow, take one of the bow shapes with the tab edges (not the triangular-cut edge) and fold the edges of the bow towards the center of the shape. Glue in place to form a bow-like shape. Repeat with both pieces.
  15. Glue both black glitter bows together in a stack, then glue onto the base shape with the triangular cut-away edge.
  16. Wrap a small piece of the black glitter foam around the center of the bows and glue in place.
  17. Start assembling the bow.
  18. Try on your headband and use a mirror to help determine where you want to glue the ears onto the headband. Glue the ears on and let set fully.
  19. Glue the black glitter bow to the center of the headband and let the glue dry completely before wearing.

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I would love to hear what you make your ears for – especially if you end up wearing them to the parks!

For more fun Disney Halloween crafts, check out our Mickey Frankenstein Ornaments or our Mickey Haunted Mansion Wreath.

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