DIY: bear/Micky Mouse ears!


It’s carnival in The Netherlands next week and that means people are dressing up and partyhard. See it as our version of Halloween but without the candy part. (:c)
Too be honest the only fun part I find with carnival are the dressing up part.
And one thing for sure, people makeshift their own outfits. Think: dishcloth turns into a cape and rubber gloves are super hero gloves etc.

And therefore I was inspired to do this really easypeasy and from scratch DIY: a bear/Mickey Mouse headband! If you are planning to go dress up like one of course.

Eerlijk is eerlijk ik ben geen carnaval fan. Ook al woon ik in het zuiden van het land waar carnaval een must is. Het enige wat ik wel leuk vind is het verkleden. Als kind zijnde vond ik dat wel leuk en met confetti en die glitter spuitbussen te spelen.

Maar goed! Om de pret niet te bederven, heb ik een leuk DIY bedacht: een beer/Mickey Mouse hoofdband! Als je van plan bent om als die figuurtjes te vertolken natuurlijk. Of gewoon voor de lol, dat mag natuurlijk ook.  

You'll need: iron wire (I've used a 0,7mm one), cutting pliers, black ribbons, scissors  

Round and a round and a round and around........................

For a solid one version...

Which one do you like? 

Da Steps:
  1. Measure your head with the wire. I've made a double wire for extra securities c: 
  2. Twist the ends of the wires together to secure the base of the headband.
  3. Same thing with the bear/Mickey Mouse ears. Secure the ears by folding the ends around the headband.
  4. Start wrapping the headband with the ribbon. I kind of wrapped a blank area a couple of times just to make sure it's all sealed. 
  5. Once your headband is wrapped up, I kind of tuck-in the end somewhere in the seams/gaps. You can always glue it. 
  6. For the Mickey Mouse ears version: I just zig-zag my way through the ears as shown in the picture. 
good luck and happy Carnival! Don't do stupid things...


  1. I like the one with only the hoops for the ears, no filling. So cute!

  2. Leuke DIY! Ik vier jammer genoeg geen carnaval :(

  3. This is so cute ! Love the gif !
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  4. so cute!

  5. Oh that's adorable!! Where did you buy the iron wire? I can't find it anywhere!

  6. It would be really cute if you wrapped the loops with black lace! :3

  7. Wow, I've never heard of that tradition in the Netherlands but it sounds like fun! I may have to try this out with the many headbands I have lying around :)

  8. These look super cute... And super easy, I already own my own mickey ears. I wish Australia has some sort of dress up traditions. The only opportunities we have are at birthday parties and High School Carnivals oh and I guess whenever Mardigra, Halloween events happen. But its not really broadly celebrated.

  9. oh man,you are so freakin talented. you can illustrate, you do good DIYs, you photograph good... ;___; i envy people like youuuu :((

    i wish i can do this so i don't have to buy cat headbands meh although yea it's adorable,i admit.
    i like the solid one though :) feels and looks a lot real hehe xD

  10. lovely DIY!♥ I like both versions!:)

  11. you're so creative!! love that mickey mouse earsss<333
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    have a nice day!

  12. Oh my gosh you are so clever!! I would have totally just bought the headband...but your version is so much cuter!!

  13. What cute
    and you make it look so easy!

    Much Love, M

  14. These are adorable!

    I've never heard of carnival, what is it?

    Hmm maybe...

  15. You're so cute! Your DIYs always look so easy. I ought to test them out over summer time.

  16. So cute! I love the wrapped wire version! This must be the easiest ear headband!


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