Make your own unicorn decs

Make your own unicorn decs


Posted 30th Jan 2017

Unicorns are magical and mythical creatures and we just can't get enough! Why not have a go at creating an enchanting papermache unicorn head to bring a little magic into your home?

Floral unicorn head

You will need

Mache unicorn head
White acrylic paint
Bahama Blue craft acrylic
Gold glitter
Coloured flowers
Mod Podge glue
Glue gun and sticks
Paintbrushes

 

Directions

1. Begin by painting all of the unicorn head, covering both the mane and facial features using an acrylic paint and a large paintbrush. Leave to dry and then repeat this step again until the surface has been covered well.


2. Use a bright pastel coloured acrylic paint to cover the mane.


3. Use a brush to cover the entire horn in Mod Podge glue and then using a glitter shaker, apply the first layer of glitter onto the glue and leave to dry. Repeat this process once or twice more to layer up the glitter, this will create a well covered finish.


4. Get your glue gun at the ready! Time to start sticking all the flowers you have chosen onto the unicorn head.

Unicorns

 

Pink unicorn

You will need

Mache unicorn head
Pale pink acrylic paint
Decopatch glitter glue
Iridescent hearts
Black felt
White felt or glitter felt
Gold glitter
PVA glue
Paintbrushes

Directions

1. Paint the mache unicorn head all over with pale pink acrylic paint. You will need two or three coats of paint, allowing each to dry before applying the next. Paint one coat of glitter glue, over the top of the pink paint to seal it and add a glittery finish.

2. Whilst the glitter glue is drying, move on to the horn. Apply a generous layer of PVA glue. To catch loose glitter, fold a sheet of paper in half and make a sharp crease before opening it up again. Shake plenty of glitter over the entire horn and prop up against on object whilst it drys completely. Take the sheet of paper holding the excess glitter and use the centre crease as a funnel to pour the glitter back into the original container.


3. Apply a generous layer of PVA glue to the insides of both ears and pour iridescent hearts all over the glued area. Allow to dry completely before shaking off the excess. Cut two sets of eyelashes from black felt and glue underneath the eye sockets.


4. For the mane, cut 1cm wide strips from the sheets of white glitter felt. Apply a layer of PVA glue along the top right of the Unicorn head and stick the felt strips, glitter side down, all the way along the top of the head. Allow to dry, then flick the felt hair over to cover. Repeat for the left hand side of the head.


5. Cut four shorter strips of felt for the hair at the front of the unicorn and glue in place as before. Trim lengths if required. Apply a layer of glue all around the inner edge of the hole for the horn. Push the glitter horn into the hole and allow the glue to set completely.

Tutorial and images courtesy of Hobbycraft






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