Yes, I know. Another blog post in the same month! Are you proud of me? I’m sort of proud of me lol.
Blogging has taken a bit of a backseat the past months to a lot of other things (despite the pandemic), and I just haven’t found the time or energy to write as often as I used to. However, I’ve been a bit more inspired to create lately and a bit more motivated to share what I’ve been up to, so here’s another entry to my #ButMakeItDisney DIY blog series.
If you’re new here, this is a quarantine series I came up with where I take one element and make different Disney outfits using a DIY. And in this case, I did something I had never attempted before: balloon ears.
I’ve always believed that necessity is the mother of invention. Were balloon ears from Shop Disney a necessity for me? Yes. Did I need a creative outlet for everything that has been happening? Yes. Did I obsess over these colors over the Summer? Yes. Is shipping to the Philippines from the Disney Store extremely slow and expensive? Yes and YES. So those glaring necessities made me decide to “invent” my own versions of the iconic light-up ears seen here:
Aren’t they the cutest?
But no way was I going to spend the same amount for shipment as I was going to for the ears. These babies will just have to wait til I get to the parks. For now, these ones that I made will have to do.
They may not light up, but they are sparkly and filled with sequin confetti, so there’s that. Plus, it always feels nice when you manage to create something different.
I’m usually a pastel/baby/blush/nude pink sort of girl (in case that wasn’t clear, I like pink lol). While I don’t normally gravitate toward this Barbie bright pink shade, I have been loving it over the Summer. It’s just so happy and so girly, and it’s even better in sequins!
For my pink pair, I wore a polkadot off shoulder top that I actually had to make – because I don’t have anything in this color. Every pink thing I own (which is a lot) is muted. Lol
I’ve really been into color lately, and one that I have been drawn to a lot is purple (and its different shades). I actually ordered a lavender suede jacket and a lilac beret right before logging on here. Lol.
So it really comes as no surprise that I would make a balloon pair in this color scheme as well. I didn’t have lavender/lilac sequined fabric however, so I settled for this deep purple one I had from previous DIYs.
For my outfit, I went with a lavender gingham off shoulder blouse, and a lavender denim skirt.
And last but not least, aquamarine. I actually got into this color because of my mom. I was never really a fan of green or blue, but there’s something about the combination of the two that’s really refreshing and pretty. My mom was the first person to point it out to me, and I’ve been collecting more pieces in this color ever since.
For this outfit, I decided to pair my aquamarine Mickey top with a polkadot pleated midi skirt and denim jacket in the same color (which actually has a Mickey patch in the back. If you look at the banner photo, you can catch a glimpse of it). You know how I love it when things match lol.
There you have it! DIY Balloon ears that are just a bit sparklier and girlier, that fit my taste exactly. Lol.
Now I can’t wait to bring these to the parks and build outfits around them. The best part? I can pretty much make any color I want now! Just goes to show that sometimes not getting what you want exactly when you want it is better, because you end up finding (or even making) something you like even more! DIYs for the win!
Speaking of which, if you want to make your own and you’re wondering what I used for these, I’ll list the materials below:
- Clear, fillable, plastic disk ornaments – 90mm
- Felt in color of your choice
- Sequined fabric in color of your choice
- Plastic headband – 1″ thick
And if you’d like a detailed explanation of how I made these (or anything else for that matter), don’t hesitate to send me a message here on on Instagram!
– PASTEL COLORS