DIY Unicorn Headband

Welcome, CCHC readers! While I am away for a family vacation (MY BROTHER’S GETTING MARRIED!) I have a few guest posts lined up. First up is Candace from Musings from Candace Jean and her DIY Unicorn Headband. Make sure and leave her some love in the comments.


For Faith’s 4th birthday, we’re doing a My Little Pony themed party for which I designed a Rainbow Dash invitations.  To help Faith celebrate her big day, I thought a unicorn headband would make her outfit look extra special.  After viewing the selection of unicorn headbands out there on Etsy and not finding anything quite right that matches the colors of Rainbow Dash, I decided to make my own. I always forget how time consuming DIY projects are and I somehow never get everything I need and have to make multiple trips to the store. Good thing is – if I decide I want to make another unicorn headband, I’m all set!

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 DIY MATERIALS

Things Needed for DIY Unicorn Headband
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DIY STEPS

 1. Make the felt flowers (all wavy rosettes)

Steps to Make a Wavy Rosette Felt Flower
Rainbow assortment of wavy rosette flowers
I made a set of 10 flowers in red, orange, yellow, green, and purple to represent the rainbow of colors seen in Rainbow Dash’s mane.  To explore more variations on felt flowers, check out this great tutorial.  After finishing all of the flowers, I added glue to the tab to keep the flower together and then put a pearl button in the center.
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2. Make unicorn horn

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I used this pattern for the horn and base.  I ended up shaving off half an inch once I held it up to Faith’s head (doing this before adding glue; although, let me tell you – holding it together was a pain!).

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Once the horn was done, I took the metallic cord and double wrapped it around.

3. Make unicorn ears

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There was a corner triangle left in felt material after cutting out the cone.  I used one to create a duplicate triangle and folded those in half.  I wanted to double up on the ears so they would be thick enough to glue to the headband base.

4. Test arrangement and make headband base

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I took one of the green felt piece and folded it enough.  Then I cut off the corners on each side, creating a hexagon.  I centered the green piece over the headband and glued the overlapping ends.  Once that was done, I glued down the edges to the headband.

5. Add horn, ears, and flowers for final result

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Since the horn has to be the center piece of the headband, I glued that on first then the red roses & orange back one.  These served as the backbone for propping up the ears when I glued those down.  After that, I added the flowers, trying to keep them in the color order of a rainbow to match Rainbow Dash’s mane.

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So what do you think?  I think I want to add one or two more flowers in the front to even out the big yellow flower in front.  This project would have been a bit easier with a headband rather than a headwrap.  I didn’t buy a headband because we couldn’t find one that Miss Faith thought was comfortable and I want her to enjoy wearing it.  In total, between my coupons and sales at Joann’s, I was able to buy all my materials for under $25.


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