Disney’s Year of the Ear ~ Displaying Your Ears!

If you’ve been following our live merchandise coverage at Disney Springs, and have been watching our TMSM Live Monday shows, we have been bringing you the latest and greatest from Disney on what they are calling their “Year of the Ear”. With so many cute styles coming out, we’ve had some fun discussions popping up in our TMSM Fan Nation about how to display and organize your ears.

Let’s start with this notion; there is no wrong way to organize or display your ears! You can be as creative as you want with it. You can build a display, create one from dollar store items, or use magic bands to create a chain of ears. Let’s take a look at some ways to store and display your ears courtesy of some awesome suggestions from readers in our TMSM Fan Nation.

First Method – Build a Display:

Cheryl Anderson shared this wonderful display built as a gift by her daughter and son in law. It appears the display is built from wood, and a cylindrical “shelf” covered with Disney fabric. Additional hardware includes wall mounts at the top, so you can hang the display. Pretty nifty gift.

Another way to display is to install a curtain rod on your wall and use drapery clips, as Kathleen Zuniga shared with us.

You can also install a shelf or use closet space to keep your ears organized. Jennifer Tuck has her collection neatly placed in the slats of what appears to be a closet maid shelf.

Finally on the build method is to make a display using dollar store items:

This display was created using dollar store foam boards, hooks, and ribbon. The foam board was covered with fabric purchased at a local craft store.

Second Method: Wall Art Displays

Sarah Wall used what looks like picture frames without the glass to display her ears. You can sometimes purchase packs of picture frames from craft stores like Michael’s during sales.  To Display: remove the backing from the frame and the glass, and use what is left to create a gallery wall of ears.


Mallory VanZile shared a large framed option with additional Disney art and magic bands to accent her display.

You can also use command hooks or actual wall hooks to decorate your space and display your ear collection. Check out what Vicki Christensen,  Michelle Wilkinson, and Kylie Hile shared in our TMSM Fan Nation:

Third Method: Use Your Magic Bands

This is probably the most Disney saavy way to display both your ears and your magic bands. This method was shared by Michelle Olmeda and inspired other readers like Anita Clampitt to organize their ears!

Using old magic bands, you can create a chain that links your ears! GENIUS!


So with all the new designs coming out, plus the options to order personalized ears for small shops, what’s your favorite method of displaying and organizing?

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Erika Roberts has been a Disney kid for as long as she can remember, but her love of visiting Disney Parks started after just one ride in a Doom Buggy. She couldn’t run to guest relations fast enough to offer up her soul in return for an Annual Pass. Since then Disney has taken all of her money, but has given her the most cherished memories; from watching her Nona’s face light up with happy tears as we strolled down Main Street on her first visit (she was 84 at the time), to her very own engagement on Halloween in front of the Haunted Mansion. Erika is excited to be on the TMSM team and where Disney Parks are concerned, you won’t catch her dead on It’s a Small World. If she asks to ride that, this is a clear indication that she is in danger and you must send help. You will, however, catch her performing Random Acts of Disney (R.A.D’s), park hopping with her amazing group of impressively talented and kind friends (usually in some themed attire), hanging out by The Haunted Mansion, and ugly crying during fireworks… then begging for a Mickey Premium Bar to eat her feelings…this is a judgment-free bio. Otherwise, Erika works for the State of Florida and is actively involved in her community. Erika believes in empowering others and spreading kindness to people from all walks of life. Erika also makes custom designed Disney inspired ears, etched glass, gifts, and accessories. You can check out, like or follow her work on FB, which also links to my shop’s Instagram: www.facebook.com/imagineering.emporium. She looks forward to getting to know everyone and sharing the magic of Disney!

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