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Unicorn Headbands: A Simple DIY for the Non-Crafty Mom

This year my daughter decided that she wanted a unicorn themed birthday party. I thought, that can’t be too hard right. A lot of pink, purple, and hot glue burned fingers later, I had the perfect party. I decided to go all out this year. We had unicorn cupcakes, a tablescape, and even some DIY unicorn headbands. The unicorn headbands were surprisingly more simple than I had expected. I am not a craft Pinterest mom, so I am quite proud that they turned out at all. Thankfully they were a huge hit with all of the kids, and they can be a hit at your kid’s next party too!

DIY Unicorn Headbands

DIY Unicorn Headbands

Creating

I started out collecting all of my supplies. After a trip to the craft store and one Amazon order I had everything I needed. If you want to recreate these unicorn headbands, you will need : headbands (I got these sparkly ones from Amazon*), some felt, fake flowers, some thicker string or yarn, pillow stuffing, a hot glue gun, and scissors.

Unicorn Headbands: supplies

The first thing I did was make my horn. I cut a large triangle out of the middle of the felt. Then, I hot glued it together to make a horn. You can sew it if you prefer, but I am not very handy with a needle and thread.

unicorn headbands: the horn

 

Once I had it shaped, I stuffed the horn full with pillow stuffing. This ensures it will hold its shape when you glue it to the headband later.

unicorn headband: horn stuffing

Now that the horns are stuffed, it is time to wrap them. I took some of my gold string that I bought and cut off a generous sized piece. I used a little more hot glue and secured some to the top and then wrapped it around until I reached the bottom. Then I secured the bottom piece with a little more glue. This step really makes it stand out as a unicorn horn, and not just a random triangle.

unicorn headbands: finished horn

Now we have a horn! What I did next was cut out a circle, the size of the bottom of the horn. This makes it easier to secure the horn to the headband. I glued the circle of felt under the headband, and then connected the horn over the headband.

unocorn headbands: almost there

 

Decorating

Now comes the fun part, the decorating. You can get as creative as you want with this part. I made a few of them all different. For this one, I used these flowers that had clips already on them and just clipped them onto the sides of the unicorn headband.

unicorn headbands

I did a few more with fake flowers that I hot glued around the headband, and they turned out great as well.

unicorn headbands

These ended up being a huge hit at the party! All of the kids loved wearing them. Even the boys got in on the action.

DIY Unicorn headbands

 

So if you have a little one that is as obsessed with unicorns as mine is, this is an awesome and simple craft that will make their day.



Simple DIY Unicorn Headbands

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