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Princess Leia Minnie Ears for Disney

I can’t tell you how excited my family is about the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge trip we’re planning. We made these Princess Leia Minnie ears in our quest to get everything perfect before we go!

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Princess Leia Minnie Ears

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are secretly a little in love with Star Wars. Though we haven’t shared a lot of Star Wars crafts, I think that might be changing soon. I mean, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens soon and, without some awesome Star Wars Mickey ears featuring Han and Chewie (coming soon), we are getting very excited for our trip.

And, because she’s the coolest Disney Princess in the whole universe, of course, our Star Wars Mickey ear collection would include Princess Leia Minnie ears! Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Leia Mickey Mouse Ears

  • More hot glue means that your buns will be more secure but you don’t need too much that it seeps through. Start small with thorough coverage.
  • Don’t worry if you see some glue at the bottom of the headband where the ears attach. It will be covered with the bow. If you have some remnants, use a razor blade to slice them away.
  • No gold sequin bow at your local craft store? I liked this one because it was the perfect size and fit so nicely with the Princess Leia Minnie ears.

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How Do I Make this Princess Leia Minnie Ears?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a Star Wars crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our Princess Leia Minnie ears video tutorial.

Yield: 1 set of Princess Leia Mouse Ears

Princess Leia Minnie Ears

hand holding up princess leia minnie ears on a white wood background

I can't tell you how excited my family is about the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge trip we're planning. We made these Princess Leia Minnie ears in our quest to get everything perfect before we go!

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


  • 2 Cardboard, Foam Core Board Circles 4-inches in Diameter
  • 1 Black Headband
  • Craft Felt in Charcoal or Black Color
  • Brown Wool Yarn
  • Large Sequin Gold Bow here on Amazon


  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Lay headband over cardboard circles and sketch where you want the ears to sit on the headband.
  2. Cut out area of ears that is unnecessary. Set aside. create template for princess leia ears
  3. Cut 15 approximately 20-foot long sections of brown wool yarn. I did this by counting out 10 lengths of the distance between my left hand and my throat (where I held the end of the yarn in my right hand). This does not have to be exact, but you need a lot of yarn, both long and many pieces of it.
  4. Fold the 15 20-foot long sections of brown wool yarn in half.
  5. Using a small length of yarn, tie a knot in the center of the folded yarn, creating an “end”. garther yarn to make princess leia braid mouse ears
  6. Hot glue this “end” of the yarn to the center of a cardboard circle. Allow the hot glue to cool completely before moving on.
  7. Twist the yarn tightly, but loose enough that it’s still “fluffy” like hair. It should begin to curl in on itself naturally.
  8. As you twist, spin the cardboard, wrapping the yarn around itself, creating a bun. Also, while wrapping the yarn, hot glue it in place onto the cardboard. Hot glue as much and as often as you can manage. The more hot glue you can put down, the more secure the yarn will be.
  9. Wrap the yarn around and around, until the entire cardboard cutout is covered. how to gather and twist leia braids onto mickey mouse ear template
  10. End the wrapping at the bottom of the ear by tying the ends with a small piece of yarn, like you did previously, and then hot glueing this end in place on the back of the ear. how to secure the yard for leia minnie ears
  11. Repeat steps 5-10 for the second ear, using the remaining yarn.
  12. Lay both ears on the black or charcoal craft felt. 
  13. Trace the shape of the ears onto the craft felt, not following the edge of the cardboard, but rather the yarn, about ¼-inch inside the edge of the yarn.
  14. Cut out the tracing on the craft felt.
  15. Hot glue the cut out craft felt onto the back of each ear, taking care to hot glue the edges down, completely covering the cardboard. how to cut backing for liea minnie ears
  16. Hot glue the two ears in place on the headband, taking care to hold them firmly until the hot glue is completely cooled. how to make diy princess leia minnie ears by attaching backing and leia ears to headband
  17. Hot glue the large sequin gold bow in place between the two ears.
  18. Enjoy! hand holding adorable leia mouse ears on a white wood background


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