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These Light-Up Floral DIY Maleficent Minnie Ears are SO Perfectly Evil!

These DIY Maleficent Minnie ears show the fragility and wickedness of this iconic Disney villain. She’s evil, but, she has really good reasons and I feel for her.

easy tutorial for making light up mickey ears for maleficent on a white wood background with leaves and a spool of thread in the background

You can make these jaw-dropping DIY Maleficent Minnie ears in less than 30 minutes!

DIY Maleficent Minnie Ears

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have been having a great time making the most fun no-sew Mickey ears imaginable. One of the best is definitely these insanely beautiful light-up villain Mickey ears for Maleficent. These are simple DIY Maleficent Minnie ears, but, friends, they look as if you spent hours on them.

RELATED READING: WICKEDLY COOL VILLAIN MICKEY EARS

If you’ve got a shred of love in your heart for this wicked fairy of the deep dark forests, these DIY Maleficent Minnie ears are definitely worth a look. Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Light-up Villain Mickey Ears

  • Make sure to put the screws to the light controller pointing outward–that way if the battery goes out, you can change it without destroying your light-up villain Mickey ears.
  • When making the flower crown for your DIY Maleficent Minnie ears, pick 2-3 flowers to be the “focal” in the center and then work from there. That way you can balance thing on either side.
  • Make sure to space the light bulbs evenly as you’re wrapping them around the wire. You could easily end-up with 10 lights on one ear and 2 on the other, if you’re not careful.
  • Get your free printable for the EPIC adjustable Maleficent horns here.

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How Do I Make DIY Maleficent Minnie Ears?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a light-up villain Mickey ears playlist on YouTube, here is our Maleficent Minnie ears video tutorial.

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DIY Maleficent Minnie Ears

diy lightup floral mickey ears for maleficent on a white wood background

She's evil, but, she has really good reasons. I feel for Maleficent, and these DIY Maleficent Minnie ears show the fragility and wickedness of this iconic Disney villain.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

Tools

  • Round Form (about 4-inches in diameter like a large cup or paint roll)
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
  • Wax Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven

Instructions

  1. To make the ears, start by finding a shape that is about 4-inches in outer diameter. Cups, unless very large, are generally too small. I found a roll of tape that was about the right size.
  2. Wrap a stick of the wire around your shape, pulling the headband alongside where you want the ear to sit.
  3. Trim your wire with an additional 2-inches on each end of the ear shape.
  4. Wrap wire ends around the headband where you want the ends of each ear shape to sit, trimming wire to be on the top side of the headband so it doesn’t accidentally scratch you. You can, at this time, also hot glue this, covering the sharp point, to further protect the wearer from an unwanted poke. photo collage of how to make wire mickey ears for disney
  5. To make the horns, cut out the printable template horns and lay on the back of glitter craft felt sheet.
  6. Trace horn shape, but continue the trajectory up to a point on the felt. Cut horn shapes out of the glitter craft felt sheet.
  7. Roll horn shapes into a cone and hot glue in place. I found this easiest to do by working in 3-5 -inch sections beginning at the top.
  8. Slide a floral wire up into the cone shape.
  9. Work a small portion of polyfill into each horn, using a pencil to work it up into the point, if necessary. Fold the base of the horn until it is closed over and hot glue closed.
  10. Trim the exposed wire about 2-inches from the bottom of the felt horn shape.
  11. Wrap this remaining exposed wire on the horn around the headband, forcing the horn to run just inside each ear.
  12. Hot glue each horn on the base to the headband and also to the adjoining ear. This will help stabilize both the horns and the ears. photo collage of how to make maleficent horn mickey ears for disney
  13. Get ready to become an electrician! Begin wrapping the led light wire around the ear shape wire along the inside of one ear, where the horn adjoins. Yes, I know you just hot glued those together, but you are going to have a lot of flowers, and things going on there, so just run the wire up to where the hot glue stops at the horn/ear junction and start wrapping there.
  14. Wrap tightly all the way around the wire ear shape, then around the headband as you work back across toward the other ear. Tack this wire to the headband down with hot glue.
  15. Once you reach the other ear, wrap it just as you did the previous, wrapping and tacking down excess fairy light wire around the headband, heading back toward the first ear. Wrap the extra, un-lit wire onto the back of the controller (the side without screws) and tack in place with a few drops of hot glue.
  16. Hot glue the controller box onto the back of the horns, with the screw side exposed so that you can change out the batteries in the future. photo collage of how to make light-up maleficent mickey ears for disney
  17. Trim all flower stems to ¼-inch long, both for consistency and so they don’t stick out from the ears very much.
  18. Hot glue two big peony flowers on the front of the ears between the horns, kind of as a “centerpiece” of the flower crown.
  19. Fill in any area around, below and across the headband to the far side of each ear with flowers by hot-gluing them in place. To get a more organic look, mix your flowers up and don’t look at where you’re placing them until you put them down.
  20. Flip the ears and hot glue blue flowers on the back of the ears, corresponding with the front side. Be sure you can access the battery panel on the fairy lights.
  21. Fill in any holes with smaller flowers. diy lightup floral mickey ears for maleficent on a white wood background

Notes

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Brittany

Saturday 18th of April 2020

LOVE this tutorial!!! For the fairy lights, do you buy the 7ft or 10ft option? I'm about to make some for our upcoming DIsney trip :) Thinking about modifying them to be Rapunzel for my little girls. Thanks!

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Friday 24th of April 2020

Go for the shorter length - they will be plenty long enough. Have fun!

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