Disney World 50th Anniversary Ears

Learn how to make your own Disney World 50th Anniversary ears. These DIY earidescent Minnie Mouse ears are perfect to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disney World parks.

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If you’re going to Disney World for the 50th Anniversary or simply want to celebrate, make your own light up ears! You can go with the classic light up Minnie Mouse Ears or make these festive iridescent and gold ears to match the theme.

You can also get official 50th Anniversary Merchandise from the Disney Store.

When is the Disney World 50th Anniversary?

The Disney World 50th Anniversary is on October 1, 2021. The celebration for the anniversary will last 18 months at Disney World Park. It’s being called “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” and is being celebrated in all 4 Disney World Resort parks.

Part of the celebration includes EARidescent decorations and costumes. To join in the celebration, you can make your own EARidescent ears to match the decor!

What's the theme of the Disney World 50th Anniversary?

The theme of the Disney World 50th Anniversary is called EARidescent. It’s a purple, blue, and pink iridescent fabric with gold accents.

Both Daisy and Minnie are wearing gold bows to match their purple, blue, and pink dresses with gold trim. You can shop the official Disney World 50th Anniversary merchandise on ShopDisney.com. Or you can go the DIY route and make your own 50th Anniversary ears!

diy purple and blue earidescent mickey mouse ears both in the light and lit up with the title diy light up disney ears - disney world 50th anniversary ears

Materials for the Light-Up Disney World 50th Anniversary Ears

Free Printable Disney Ears Template

I created this free printable template so you can cut out the fabric for the ears and to cover the headbands. You can also download it in the shop.

When printing, be sure to print at actual size, without margins. I included a 1 inch ruler on the page to make sure it printed at the correct size.

Download the Free Light-Up Disney Ears Template

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Video Instructions to Make Classic Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears

Instructions to Make the Disney World 50th Anniversary Ears

These follow the same basic instructions to make my DIY Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears, but since the fabric is different, a few changes need to be made.

Be sure to download and print out the Disney Ear Template before starting.

Prepare the Ears

Start by breaking off the top part of each side of the plastic ornaments.

When you put the sides back together, you’ll see they have a gap in between.

Use a glue gun to attach 10 lights into one of the halves of an ornament. The last light should be added close to the opening. You can attach the other half of this ornament.

Then bring the wire across to the other ornament. Again, glue the next light right at the opening. Glue the down rest of the lights and bring the wire back through the opening. Attach the other half of the ornament.

Tip: Be sure to glue down the wire so it doesn’t shake. Trust me, the rattling can get very annoying when rushing to your next ride!

disc ornaments with fairy lights glued into them and lit up

Fold the iridescent fabric in half and place the Disney Ear Template on top. Use scissors or a rotary cutter to cut it. Repeat it so you have four circles.

using a rotary cutter to cut around the ab crafty mickey ear template on blue and purple iridescent fabric

Glue the fabric onto the sides of the plastic ornaments. Be sure to keep the fabric taught so there aren’t any ripples or puckering. It’s also a good idea to place the glue around the ornament vs on top. If you place it on top, the dots of glue can show through the fabric.

After glueing each circle, trim away the excess to keep it neat.

using fabric scissors to cut around blue and purple iridescent fabric glued to a clear plastic ornament

Prepare the Headband

Fold the fabric in half and place the headband template from the Disney Ear Template along the edge. Use scissors or a rotary cutter to cut around the template.

Do not cut along the fold!

using a rotary cutter to cut purple and blue iridescent fabric around the ab crafty headband template

Unfold the fabric and place it upside down on the table. Place the headband on top.

Starting from the middle, glue the sides of the fabric to the bottom of the headband. Be sure to keep the fabric nice and taught.

using a glue gun to add glue to the middle of a white headband over iridescent purple and blue fabric

Once you cover the headband, cut the ribbon an inch or two longer than the length of the headband. Glue it to the inside.

To make the ends clean and fit, narrow the last couple inches so it’ll fit. Then fold under the end before glueing down.

cutting purple satin ribbon around a headband

Attach the Ears

Space the covered ears on top of the headband. They should be spaced around 4.5 inches apart. As long as you use the 6.6 ft fairy lights though they ears will be perfectly spaced.

placing the iridescent ears on top of the headband to shape the disney world 50th anniversary ears

Wrap up the wires and glue them to the top of the headband. Then glue the battery pack on top, off to one side to leave room for the bow.

Be sure to glue it with the screws face up so you can change out the battery down the line.

glueing the fairy light battery on top of the iridescent disney world 50th anniversary ears

Finish the Disney World 50th Anniversary Ears

Cut two rectangles of the gold sequin fabric.

One that is 8×11 inches and a small strip that’s around 3×1 inch.

using a rotary cutter to cut a rectangle of gold sequin fabric

Fold the the larger rectangle into the main part of the bow. Then use the small strip to create the ribbon around the bow. The full steps can be found on the main post to make the classic Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears.

Then glue the finished bow in front of the battery pack on top of the headband.

glueing a gold bow onto a blue and purple iridescent mickey ears to finish the disney world 50th anniversary ears

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And here it is all finished and lit up!

If you make Disney World 50th Anniversary Ears, I’d love to see it! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @ab.crafty.

finished disney world 50th anniversary ears that are blue and purple iridescent with a gold sequin bow
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Disney World 50th Anniversary Ears

Learn how to make your own Disney World 50th Anniversary ears. These light up DIY earidescent Minnie Mouse ears are perfect to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disney World parks.
Yield 1
Project Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Materials
  

  • 2 90mm Clear Plastic Disc Ornaments
  • 1 set 6.6 ft Fairy Lights
  • Blue and Purple Iridescent Fabric
  • Gold Sequin Fabric
  • 1 1 inch Satin Headband
  • Satin Ribbon

Equipment

  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Disney Ears Template

Instructions
 

Prepare the Ears

  • Break off the top part of each side of the plastic ornaments.
    2 90mm Clear Plastic Disc Ornaments
    holding half of a disc ornament
  • Glue 10 lights into one of the halves of an ornament. The last light should be added close to the opening.
    Then bring the wire across to the other ornament. Again, glue the next light right at the opening. Glue the down rest of the lights and bring the wire back through the opening.
    1 set 6.6 ft Fairy Lights
    disc ornaments with fairy lights glued into them and lit up
  • Fold the iridescent fabric in half and place the Disney Ear Template on top. Use scissors or a rotary cutter to cut it. Repeat it so you have four circles.
    Blue and Purple Iridescent Fabric
    using a rotary cutter to cut around the ab crafty mickey ear template on blue and purple iridescent fabric
  • Glue the fabric onto the sides of the plastic ornaments.
    After glueing each circle, trim away the excess to keep it neat.
    using fabric scissors to cut around blue and purple iridescent fabric glued to a clear plastic ornament

Prepare the Headband

  • Fold the fabric in half and cut around the headband template from the Disney Ear Template along the fold.
    1 1 inch Satin Headband
    using a rotary cutter to cut purple and blue iridescent fabric around the ab crafty headband template
  • Unfold the fabric and place it upside down on the table. Place the headband on top.
    Glue the sides of the fabric to the inside of the headband.
    using a glue gun to add glue to the middle of a white headband over iridescent purple and blue fabric
  • Cut the ribbon an inch or two longer than the length of the headband. Glue it to the inside.
    Satin Ribbon
    cutting purple satin ribbon around a headband

Attach the Ears

  • Space the covered ears on top of the headband and glue them to the headband.
    placing the iridescent ears on top of the headband to shape the disney world 50th anniversary ears
  • Wrap up the wires and glue them to the top of the headband. Then glue the battery pack on top, off to one side to leave room for the bow.
    glueing the fairy light battery on top of the iridescent disney world 50th anniversary ears

Finish the Ears

  • Cut two rectangles of the gold sequin fabric.
    One that is 8×11 inches and a small strip that’s around 3×1 inch.
    Gold Sequin Fabric
    using a rotary cutter to cut a rectangle of gold sequin fabric
  • Fold the the larger rectangle into the main part of the bow. Then use the small strip to create the ribbon around the bow. The full steps can be found on the main post to make the classic Light Up Minnie Mouse Ears.
    glueing a gold bow onto a blue and purple iridescent mickey ears to finish the disney world 50th anniversary ears
  • Then glue the finished bow in front of the battery pack on top of the headband.
    finished disney world 50th anniversary ears that are blue and purple iridescent with a gold sequin bow

Notes

Download the free Minnie Mouse ears template to easily cut the fabric and make the headband.
Keyword Accessory, Disney, Disney Ears, Handmade Bow, Headband, Iridescent, Light Up Ears, Mickey Mouse Ears, Minnie Bow, Minnie Mouse Ears, Sequin Fabric

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