DIY Floral Ear Holder

Some of you may have seen my post yesterday featuring one new piece of content I’ll be debuting twice a month in my feed, Disney DIYs! I’m so excited to share with all of you how to make new and exciting Disney themed crafts! For my first project I just had to create a cute and new way to display some of my favorite pairs of ears that I get from small shop friends, so without further delay here’s how you can make this project for yourself. I’ve also included some embedded links for you to follow to find the supplies on my Amazon Influencer page, so just click the highlighted words to be whisked off to that page (and don’t worry, it’ll open a new tab instead of directing you away from this page.)

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 1 12-inch Artificial Ball Topiary
  • 1 3.5-4 inch Terra Cotta Pot
  • 2-3 stems of small round flowers, or about 15 individual flowers (I used Peony because I prefer them)
  • Any pair of ears (I used one of my favorite pairs of ears from Isn’t It Neat Boutique, classic Minnie Mouse reversible sequin ears, which you can still snag for yourself with code BONNIE15)

Step 1:

Gather all of your supplies together on a table (or bed, whatever suits you, I’m not here to judge.) Start by removing your flowers from their stems by pulling them right off, they should pop off easily without use of wire cutters of scissors. This also keep them from having sharp ends from cutting the wire and will eliminate chance of injury from poking.

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Step 2:

Assemble your topiary ball (if needed, mine came all together but some come in two halves) and insert flowers individually by picking your spot and tucking them in between the small leaves of the topiary. Be careful not to shove them too far in or you won’t be able to see them from the outside and they’ll just get lost in all of the green. I chose small, round and white flowers because I wanted my ball to mimic Minnie’s classic white polka dots, but you can use any flowers, colors or theme you want. It’s all about creative freedom.

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Also, you do have the option to hot glue your flowers in using the same method but just adding a small amount of glue to the base of the flower before placing it. There’s two reasons I didn’t do this: The first is that I wanted to have the ability to take it apart and put in different flowers for different pairs of ears/seasons/decor and so on. The second reason is that I wanted to see the whole picture before I solidified my design on my ball. So if you’re wanting it to be more permanent then try different placements before you glue your flowers down.

Step 3:

Place your assembled ball, complete with flowers on top of your pot. Again, you do have the option of attaching your topiary to the pot with hot glue, which would make it sturdier.

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Step 4: 

Place your favorite pair of ears into the top of your finished topiary! This should be relatively simple since the topiary ball is pretty much full of holes, thicker headbands might make things a little harder. Also, I spread apart the headband on my ears a little bit when I was putting it on so that it didn’t stick off too much and it made it look more symmetrical.

Now you’re done! How easy was that???

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I have my ear holder on display on my living room table, where I’m writing this post and where I post many of my feed pictures. It makes me happy to look at, haha.

Don’t forget to visit Andrea over at Isn’t it Neat Boutique on her Etsy and Instagram page and give her a follow!

Pssst… you can use my code BONNIE15 to get yourself a pair of perfectly perfect ears from her shop for 15% off!

 

 

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