Crafty Wednesday gets its first Mouse Ears!

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Happy Wednesday, everybody, and welcome to the quillegible blog of happiness! On Monday I gave out the winner of the polls and the adorable result of my little experiment, which is removable Mickey Mouse Ears. 


That’s right, instead of worrying about headbands, now all you have to do is make the ears, and attach them to the one headband depending on who you want to be. How is this possible? 


You will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Stuffing
  • Mouse Ear Template
  • Hair Clips
  • Sewing Kit
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Any Fabric (I used 2 Felt sheets)
  • Scissors
  • Headband


First, cut out the templates and trace them onto cardboard. 



Next, cut out the cardboard so that they’re a little smaller than the outline you drew. The cardboard will be the backbone of your ears and when you make them smaller, it’ll be easier to slip them inside the ears after you sew them.

Now, put the cardboard ears to the side.



Next, take your fabric and trace the Ear template on it. You should sketch a couple of centimeters bigger just so when you sew them together you have room to stuff the cardboard and the stuffing. You should have four total Ear pieces, two for each ear. 


Take your sewing needle and thread and start sewing! For me, because it’s Eeyore, I used the overcast stitch to get the feeling of the stitches that you see on his character. After sewing about 3/4 of the way, insert one of the cardboard pieces and some stuffing. Then, finish sewing, going all the way across.


Do the same to the other ear.


Now, take your hot glue gun and attach a hair clip to the bottom of each ear. Then, glue the back of the bottom piece to the bottom of the ear part. It should look like it should be able to stand on its own.


Now, take another hair clip and cut a long ribbon. Use the hair clip and fold the ribbon before putting it in the clip. Then tie it like a normal bow.


Last, but certainly not least, attach any last decorations to the ears, and then attach the ear pieces and the bow piece to your headband of choice.


And voila! You’re done! Now you have removable Mickey Mouse ears that you can attach to any headband you want! 

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Doing it by the Notebook…

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Happy Hump Day, everybody! Or, as I like to call it, Crafty Wednesday!

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The first Crafty Wednesday in God-knows-how-long and I knew that a post like this was long overdue after my (impromptu) two week absence (cowers in shame).

What better way to do that than to draw your guys’ attention to my August blog? More specifically: Day 8, in which I talked about different Pinterest things I wanted to try out before the end of the year. Well, I finally got my wish, as today we’re going to talk about DIY Notebooks.

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The method is pretty simple: I didn’t have pictures, but I drew covers on construction paper, cut them out, and taped them using clear packing tape that you can get from Office Depot, Office Max, or even the dollar store.

What’s difficult, though, is choosing the design. What the heck do you draw/make before you tape it to the cover and it becomes permanent?

Based off of my experience with actually following through on transforming the dollar store notebooks, here’s my advice: Do what you want.

You don’t have to draw like I did. You can use photos, you can use magazines or newspapers, but the point is, with a little inspiration from Pinterest (and maybe some drawing tutorials) these notebooks can be the best way to waste time, and yet at the same time, boost your productivity overall because you’re working your creative brain cells.

Does that make sense? I hope so. If nothing else, it’s certainly cheaper than buying store-bought designed notebooks for $10 each.

So have you done a back to school craft yet?