by Anna Karsten

DIY Unicorn Ornament

Making crafts is a great activity you can do with your little one. I believe that unicorns aren’t just for girls, boys can love them too as they’re very colorful and fun!

These easy DIY unicorn ornaments will make the perfect gifts for Christmas or something to put up on your own Christmas tree.


These ornaments can go for as much as $40 on Etsy, but if you decide to do them yourself in a short amount of time it will cost you roughly about $20 for a few cute unicorns.

Unicorn Ornament Crafts Supplies:

For each unicorn ornament:

  • Clear, plastic ornament balls
  • Acrylic paint in white, purple, blue, silver glitter (paints with glitter included work best)
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Black glitter
  • Cardboard cone
  • Foam sheets in colors to match the paint
  • Star garland

Tool to make your crafts:

  • Disposable cups
  • Glue (a thick, tacky glue works best)
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Binder clips or clothespins

How to Make Unicorn Ornaments

Remove the hanging top from the ornaments. Add about 1 teaspoon of glitter to the ornament. Pour a small amount of paint into the ball, turn slightly, and add an additional color.

Continue adding the paint and turning the ball until all the colors you desire to include are in the ornament. Turn and twist the ball, adding additional paint if needed, until the ball is completely coated on the inside.

Invert the ball over a disposable cup and allow the paint to run out overnight. Turn the ball with the hole facing up and allow it to dry for an additional 24 hours before replacing the hanging top.

Cut about 2 inches from the cone’s tip to be the unicorn horn. Paint with white paint and immediately sprinkle with iridescent glitter. Allow to dry overnight.

Meanwhile, cut the foam sheets into shapes to resemble inner and outer ears. Glue the inner ear to the outer ear, allowing to dry completely before proceeding.

When the ears are dry, add a small dot of glue to the middle of the bottom seam. Fold the ear in half lengthwise and press with a clothespin or binder clip. Allow to dry completely.

As the ears dry, use glue to create two small arcs on each ornament to be the eyes. Sprinkle immediately with black glitter and allow to dry completely.

Attach the ears and horn with glue. Twist the star garland in a zip zap pattern to fit around the ears and horn. Use glue to attach the star garland.

Yield: 1 unicorn

Unicorn Ornament

Unicorn Ornament

Cute unicorn ornament you can make with your kids!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $8 per unicorn

Materials

  • Clear, plastic ornament ball
  • Acrylic paint
  • White paint
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Cardboard cone
  • Glue
  • Foam sheets in colors to match the paint
  • Black glitter
  • Star garland

Tools

  • Disposable plastic cups
  • Glue gun (recommended, but you can use simple glue)
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Binder clips or clothespins

Instructions

1. Remove the hanging top from the ornaments.

2. Add about 1 teaspoon of glitter to the ornament if using.

3. Pour a small amount of paint into the ball, turn slightly, and add an additional color. Continue adding the paint and turning the ball until all the colors you desire to include are in the ornament.

4. Turn and twist the ball, adding additional paint if needed, until the ball is completely coated on the inside.

5. Invert the ball over a disposable cup and allow the paint to run out overnight.

6. Turn the ball with the hole facing up and allow it to dry for an additional 24 hours before replacing the hanging top.

7. Cut about 2 inches from the cone’s tip to be the unicorn horn. Paint with white paint and immediately sprinkle with iridescent glitter. Allow drying overnight.

8. Meanwhile, cut the foam sheets into shapes to resemble inner and outer ears. Glue the inner ear to the outer ear, allowing it to dry completely before proceeding.

9. When the ears are dry, add a small dot of glue to the middle of the bottom seam. Fold the ear in half lengthwise and press with a clothespin or binder clip.

10. As the ears dry, use glue to create two small arcs on each ornament to be the eyes. Sprinkle immediately with black glitter and allow to dry completely.

11. Attach the ears and horn with glue.

12. Twist the star garland in a zip zap pattern to fit around the ears and horn. Use glue to attach the star garland.



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