Monday, March 7, 2011

Charlotte's Minnie Birthday - The Ears

Phew... what a hectic couple of days it has been! We had Charlotte's 1st, er... 2nd... no wait, 3rd ... let me rephrase; It was the 3rd celebration of her 2nd birthday, but the 1st "kid" party of her 2nd birthday. Yikes.
Yes, I said "1st" kids party... but I'll get into that in her birthday post. Anyway, my mom got into town last Wednesday so we've been busy hanging out, playing, and prepping for the party.

This post starts a series on all the baking and decorations I did for Charlotte's Minnie Mouse birthday party at the park.

The Ears
5 for $1 headbands (fabric ones, not those hard plastic ones) from the dollar store
black ribbon from the dollar store
black craft foam (I bought the thin and thick because I wasn't sure which would work... they both do)
ribbon for Minnie bow; I used wired ribbon so I could shape it
hot glue gun

Cover your headband with black ribbon by gluing one end and wrapping around until you get to the other side; easy.

Make Minnie's bow (there are tons of bow making instructions online)

Trace out your ears; I used the base of a large Skyy Vodka bottle (or about 4.5" diameter)
For thin foam: Add a little tag on the bottom to wrap around headband; cut out
For thick foam: foam doesn't really bend, so just cut the circle

Position ears on headband and glue
Thin foam: glue bottom of extra tab around headband to back of ear
Thin foam: glue bottom tip of ear to edge of headband and hold until dry

Glue on Minnie bow.
Ta da!

The reason I used both thick and thin was because I though the thin wouldn't be sturdy enough on its own, but it worked fine. Since I had another piece of foam I used the thick foam to make myself a pair of ears.

Linking up: The Tattered Tag, Vintage Wanna Bee, Dot dot dot, sew much ado, Gluesticks, It's a Keeper, marvelously messy, Keeping it Simple, Between u and me

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  1. This is cute too! Lovin your diy!!

  2. These are fabulous, my lil granddaughter Abigail would love them :)

  3. These are ADORABLE!!!! We are going to Disneyland in a couple weeks and I think I need to make these!!! Thanks for sharing!

    I am hosting a giveaway that ends tonight for some super cute flower headbands, I would love for you to stop by and enter!!

    Again, LOVE the minnie ears!!


  4. These are so cute, what a fun idea!! I love all of your minnie ideas!

  5. So adorable!! Thank you for sharing your great project by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity! :)

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  6. That is adorable. :-) Thank you for linking up to my Marvelous Mess party!! Hope to see you next week!!

  7. That is so cute!! I love how you made yourself some too! Instead of those cone shaped party hats she had Minnie ears...too adorable!! Thanks so much for linking this up to Try it Tuesday!!

  8. such cute headbands. Love the mom and daughter snap togather! too cute!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $20 store credit from My Carrie Creations to get a backpack with your kids fav cartoon character (Disney/Nick Jr. Fancy Nancy and more). There are some minnie mouse shaped backpacks that you may like. All you have to do is leave a comment.

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