Tuesday, August 29, 2017

diy unicorn headband

Have you noticed that no matter the age, girls just love unicorns? Unicorns are everywhere right now, from Starbucks to the toast in your kitchen. Unicorn parties, of course, are not far behind. My 7 year old wants a unicorn party. My 14 year old wants a unicorn party. Heck, even I want a unicorn party! So, I decided to put together some ideas for creating your own unicorn party. First, I've got a Unicorn Headband DIY craft that can be used as a party favor, or as a party craft. This would even make a great Halloween or everyday dress up costume.

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To make these DIY Unicorn Headbands you will need the following supplies:


Start by trimming your colored cardstock to 6x6 inches to make the unicorn horn. I used pink, purple, and white, but you can use any rainbow colors you'd like. Create a cone shape from your paper. I did this using a handy tool called the DIY Party Board from We R Memory Keepers, but you can cut it with a pair of scissors into the shape below.


Roll the cone tightly, and adhere it securely with your hot glue gun. Try to get the tip of the cone as small as possible.


Hot glue the gold metallic paper, ribbon or trim around the cone shape so that it looks like the photo below.


Next, it's time to glue your horn to your headband. If you have a wide enough headband, you can simply glue it directly onto the headband. If you're headband is thinner, glue on your flowers first to create a platform to glue your horn to.


The flowers I used are pre-assembled bunches I bought at a fabric and craft store. They were inexpensive, and came with a felt base that worked perfectly for gluing them onto the headband. You could also use paper flowers or silk flowers from the craft store.


Next, I cut out some ears from white cardstock by hand, and then cut out a slightly smaller version of the same shape in yellow and layered them together. I left a little extra at the bottom of the ear that I folded over to glue onto the headband.


The headbands that I used came in a package of four, and had some metallic thread woven into the fabric so they sparkle. You could also add pretty sequins, gems, or glitter to your headbands to add more sparkle and shine.


The hallmark of unicorn themed crafts is rainbow colors, sparkle, shine, whimsy, and femininity. Remember that and you can't go wrong. Happy crafting friends!

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1 comment:

Debbie A Smith said...

I totally love this for so many reasons. You completely nailed it with every reason as to why you created it. I am must make some too! You may have started a new trend!