Simple DIY Unicorn Horn Ornaments

An up close picture of a homemade unicorn horn ornament for Christmas

You’ll bring a smile and sparkle to someone’s life with these simple DIY Unicorn Horn Ornaments! They are so adorable on the Christmas tree and definitely make any unicorn lover happier! These need only a few simple supplies, some imagination, and glue to make and have hanging on your tree in no time at all!  I love this simple craft idea for making a unicorn ornament because it fits not just the holidays but can be a great birthday party craft idea!

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Up close image of a DIY unicorn horn Christmas tree ornament

DIY Unicorn Horn Ornaments

My daughter and I are obsessed with anything unicorn. I think unicorn things bring both of us so much joy because they are typically colorful, mythical, sparkly and fun! It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple drawing or an elaborate life-size unicorn statue, we both gasp when we see anything unicorn related!

So, of course, we HAD to make these cute DIY unicorn horn ornaments!  They are simple to make, and definitely going to become a new favorite holiday ornament.  Get your kids involved in making these ornaments with a simple step by step guide below. You can even make our favorite unicorn cupcakes or DIY unicorn cake donuts to serve while crafting for an extra special treat!  

If you have younger kids who want to participate, make this easy homemade unicorn playdough for them to play with while you work because we all know kids need to feel involved no matter the age!

Up close picture of a unicorn ornament on a white holiday tree

Where Can I Find Ornaments for This Craft? 

I was able to find ready-made glitter ornaments at my local Walmart, but you may need to look for simple clear ornaments to add glitter inside.  Depending upon how many you plan to make, you may want to check your local Dollar Tree for an inexpensive pack to use. 

While I love the glitter look for a unicorn, you could also use a solid white ornament ball if you find those easily.  Just draw the eyelashes on as shown, and maybe add a bit of pink to the “cheeks” for more color. I’ve even added a bit of watercolor paint to the “cheek” of an ornament for a lighter blush look that would fit into this theme easily. 

Supplies Needed

  • Crayola Model Magic in Shimmer
  • E6000 Glue
  • White and Pink Foam Sheets
  • Glitter Ornaments
  • Rust-Oleum Decorative Paint Pen in Black
  • Ribbon or string for hanging
  • Adhesive Rhinestones or try Flowers
  • Scissors

Supplies needed for making a DIY unicorn horn ornament for Christmas

How to make the DIY Unicorn Horn

The most challenging thing about anything unicorn is that horn. I was worried if I didn’t get the horn right on these ornaments, they wouldn’t look like unicorns! Crayola’s Model Magic in shimmer colors was perfect for shaping and making unicorn horns! In fact, anyone can make a horn with this material because it is so easy to mold and dries out easily within a day or two.  

Pro Tip:  Make sure you plan ahead and make the horns first. They need a day or two to dry.

Making the Horn

1: To begin making the horn, you will open the model magic and tear off a small piece of 3 different colors. You'll bring a smile and sparkle to someone's life with these simple DIY Unicorn Ornaments!

2: Roll into a long roll (snake) that is about 3″ in length. You'll bring a smile and sparkle to someone's life with these simple DIY Unicorn Ornaments!

3: Lay the pieces of clay next to each other. Pick up and twist into a horn shape.

4: Gently pull on one end to stretch it a bit to create a point. Flatten the opposite end to create the base.

5: You will set this on your ornament to make sure it looks okay. Continue making as many unicorn horns as you need. You should be able to make 6-8 horns out of the model magic.

6: Once all of the horns are ready, you will put them on a piece of parchment paper and set aside for 1-2 days to let them dry completely.  

How to Assemble the DIY Unicorn Horn Ornaments

1: To assemble the ornament, you will begin by getting your foam sheets out and drawing small ears for the unicorn.  First the white foam board, then smaller pieces of pink foam to go in the center to form the ear. 

2: Affix these to each other with a bit of glue, then attach them to the top of the ornament using glue.  I placed one on either side of the hanger of the ornament. 

Making ears out of foam board for the unicorn horn ornaments

3: Add the horn to the ornament top, just in front of the hanger, with glue. Allow this to dry completely. 

4: Once dry, use a paint pen to add eyes and eyelashes. Decorate the top of the unicorn with rhinestones or flowers if desired.

5: The final step is to add a pretty ribbon or string for hanging the ornament on your tree this holiday season!

An up close picture of a homemade unicorn horn ornament for Christmas

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Simple DIY Unicorn Horn Ornaments

Simple DIY Unicorn Horn Ornaments

A glittery DIY Unicorn Horn Ornament craft is the perfect way to add personality to your holiday tree! Grab the craft supplies and make this simple project today!

Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 days
Total Time 1 days 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Crayola Model Magic in Shimmer
  • White and Pink Foam Sheets
  • Glitter Ornaments
  • Rust-Oleum Decorative Paint Pen in Black
  • Ribbon or string for hanging
  • Adhesive Rhinestones

Tools

  • E6000 Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

Up close picture of a unicorn ornament on a white holiday tree To begin making the horn, you will open the model magic and tear off a small piece of 3 different colors to use when making your unicorn horn;

An overhead picture of modeling clay in purple pink and blue

Roll into a long roll (snake) that is about 3″ in length;

Rolling modeling clay together to make colorful DIY unicorn horn

Lay the pieces of clay next to each other and then you will pick up and twist them into a horn shape;

Gently pull on one end to stretch it a bit to create a point and then flatten the opposite end to create the base so it will seal easily to the top of the ornament when ready;

You will set this on your ornament to make sure it looks okay before setting aside to dry for 1-2 days.

Testing to see if the unicorn horn fits on the ornament before letting it dry

How to Assemble a DIY Unicorn Horn Ornament

To assemble the ornament, you will begin by getting your foam sheets out and drawing small ears for the unicorn.  First the white foam board, then smaller pieces of pink foam to go in the center to form the ear;

Making ears out of foam board for the unicorn horn ornaments

Affix these to each other with a bit of glue, then attach them to the top of the ornament using glue.  I placed one on either side of the hanger of the ornament;

Add the horn to the ornament top, just in front of the hanger, with glue. Allow this to dry completely;

Once dry, use a paint pen to add eyes and eyelashes. Decorate the top of the unicorn with rhinestones or flowers if desired;

Up close image of a DIY unicorn horn Christmas tree ornament

The final step is to add a pretty ribbon or string for hanging the ornament on your tree this holiday season!

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