I have had this idea in my head for these Spider-Man inspired wire Mickey ears all summer. Something I could wear when the girls wear their Spider-Man shorts at California Adventure. I did a lot of looking around Etsy and Instagram but I was never able to find the look that was in my head. So I decided it was time that I learned to make my own.
For this project I needed:
12 gage black floral wire
white embroidery floss
a red head band
red and blue flowers
something round like a large candle
I am regretting that I did not document this step of the project for you. If you are interested in making your own floral wire Mickey ears there are a lot of great you tube video’s out there. Here is a link to one that I followed.
Once you have the wire ears attached to the head band follow these steps to make your spider web. Start adding the embroidery floss to your newly made mickey ears by crisscrossing 5 strands around the circle and knotting them as they intersected in the middle. To get the embroidery floss to stay on the head band super glue is a must! I tried just knotting the embroidery floss but it would quickly become lose. Now that you have the 5 strands crisscrossing, it is time to add 2 more strands of embroidery floss that will circle and weave around your 5 original strands. Make sure to put super glue on the knots so that they will stay in place. Now that your spider web is complete, its time to make a mixture of 1:1 craft glue and water with some red glitter and painted it on to the web. This mixture when dry will make the spider web much firmer and sparkly! Once you are done with these steps, you can continue the video to see how to add the flowers.
I really like the way these ears turned out and think that they work for Spider-Man and could even be cute for Disneyland’s Dia De Los Muertos celebration. I will be making another pair of these in Halloween colors and will update this post with pictures as soon as I’m done.
What do you think of these ears? I have been playing around with maybe selling them on Etsy. Hmmm, not sure though what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.