You’ll bring a smile and sparkle to someone’s life with these simple DIY Unicorn 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 unicorn ornaments! We made several of these and gave them away as gifts to guests at her birthday party. An ornament seemed fitting since she was born in December, but either way, anything unicorn is fun!
How to make Simple DIY Unicorn Ornaments
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!
Make sure you plan ahead and make the horns first. They need a day or two to dry.
- Crayola Model Magic in Shimmer
- E6000 Glue
- White and Pink Foam Sheets
- Glitter Ornaments – I nabbed mine at Walmart and they were a smaller, 2.5″ ornament
- Rust-Oleum Decorative Paint Pen in Black
- Ribbon or String for hanging
- Adhesive Rhinestones or try Flowers
- Open the model magic and tear off a small piece of 3 different colors.
- Roll into a snake about 3″ in length.
- Lay snakes next to each other. Pick up and twist into a horn shape. Gently pull on one end to stretch it a bit to create a point. Flatten the opposite end to create the base. Set 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. Let set to dry on a flat surface for 1-2 days.
- Cut white foam sheets into ears and pink foam sheets into the inside of the ears. Use glue to affix together. Attach ears to the ornament at the top.
- Add the horn to the ornament with glue. Let set to completely dry.
- Once dry, use a paint pen to add eyes and eye lashes. Decorate the top of the unicorn with rhinestones or flowers.
- Tie a string on the ornament for hanging.
We took our DIY Unicorn Ornaments and put them into a nice sparkly box we got from the dollar store and gave them to the guests at my daughter’s birthday party. It was a fun take-home gift that went well with her theme.
Do you need more unicorn fun in your life? Try these fun recipes and crafts!
- Anyone can make these Simple Unicorn Cupcakes for a unicorn party, special event or just because!
- Make our Unicorn Cake Donuts and never buy another cake donut again when you see how fun and easy they are.
- Our Unicorn Play Dough is a fun and easy project, especially if you like unicorns and glitter.