This simple to make sparkly unicorn rag wreath is an adorable and whimsical take on a unicorn wreath. Follow the step-by-step instructions of this detailed tutorial to make this fun homemade wreath. From the multicolored mane, sparkly white coat, and fanciful ears and cone, this delightful unicorn wreath is a playful take on the great mythical creature.
Easy Unicorn Wreath DIY
The unicorn is an ancient creature that has been described since ancient times as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. During the middle ages, the unicorn was a symbol of grace and beauty. The one-horned creature was frequently depicted as looking like a horse (most of us are familiar with this depiction) or a goat-like creature with a single horn in the middle of the forehead.
There are many mythical and magical stories surrounding a unicorn. The horn could cure sickness, render water clean and drinkable (a big deal before the age of sewer treatment plants) and neutralize poison.
Unicorns are as popular today as they have been for eons. People love to hold unicorn parties, make unicorn decor, and hang unicorn art on their walls.
This easy to make unicorn wreath is basically a rag wreath. The embellishments are small but powerful. You can make this wreath quickly, depending on how fast you can tie a knot. This is a great watching-TV craft project.
Easy Unicorn Wreath DIY Notes:
• A standard white broadcloth was used for the white coat. One side had sparkles, the other side did not. When knotting, whatever side you want to show as needs to face one another (so if you want the sparkles to show outward, the sparkles need to face each other when you are knotting). You can do a random pattern of sparkly and white, or count the knots and make sure XX amount are sparkly and XX amount are white.
• The horn is hot glued. You could staple it in place, or you could use goop. The goop will take longer to dry.
• White and Pink felt were used to make the ears in this tutorial. Other color choices would be red, blue, green with the white.
• The mane tulle colors used were green, pink, purple, and blue.
• The horn color used was gold. Other choices you could use would be silver or hologram.
• The body color used was white. Other color choices to explore would be light yellow or blue.
As you can see, you can make many variations to this wreath. The color choices to be used are completely your own.
Easy Unicorn Wreath DIY Materials:
• Ruler or Cutting Mat
• 12″ Wreath Frame
• 1 yard Standard 42″ Cotton Broadcloth with Sparkles
• 4 colors of tulle 3 3″, 1 6″ (the outer most layer is a little longer, hence the 6”)
• 2 piece of Felt (for ears, pink and white were used)
• 1 sheet Glitter Scrapbook Paper (gold was used)
• Glue Gun
• Glue Sticks
• Printable Unicorn Ears
Easy Unicorn Wreath DIY Directions:
• The 6″ tulle used on the outer rim for a more “flow-y” look otherwise it will stick up like a Mohawk.
• Two sections are the mane (colored tulle), the rest is white.
• Fold the white broadcloth in half lengthwise.
• Fold the white broadcloth in half widthwise.
• Fold it again lengthwise (6″ in length, but if not perfectly even it does not matter as this is a rag wreath projecting a unicorn coat)
• Cut into 1″ strips.
• Tie into a knot around one section of the frame.
The colored tulle is as follows:
• Cut tulle into 6″ lengths.
• 1/3 of the wreath is sparkly tulle. Do not do more than that as it will not give the illusion of a unicorn mane (if you do much more).
• Knot the tulle starting from the outermost frame bar and work in.
• The wreath has this inner knot order:
17 knots green (outermost, this is the 6″ length and width tulle)
11 knots pink (3” width, 6” length)
8 knots blue (3” width, 6” length)
3 knots purple (innermost, (3” width, 6” length)
• Turn the knot over and pull the colors into each other.
• Once you have finished the colors, you can knot the white around the wreath.
• Cut out an outer ear and inner ear. You can use this printable Unicorn ears template if you do not want to freehand it!
• Lay the larger white ear down flat.
• Hot glue the smaller, pink inner ear to the center of the larger white ear.
• Cut a 4” x 8½” piece of gold scrapbook paper.
• Form a cone.
• Hot glue the cone together (a low heat glue gun may be useful if you have one).
• Cut the edge of the paper to form a point (you are clipping off a triangle of that gold paper to form a point).
• On the last full row of the white next to the colored tulle far vertical divider in back, this is where you will be inserting the horn, Two rows down, insert that pointy end of the gold paper you formed, push the white rag ties out of the way, pull the point through to the bottom of the horn, overlap to the horn, and hot glue in place.
• For the first unicorn ear count 3 knots over from the horn going towards the mane, Insert to the back with the pink portion facing outward.
• Hot glue in place.
• The second unicorn ear is 1 knot over IN the mane, pull through the center of the second row from the top, with the pink facing outward, glue in place.
• And you are done. This is being hung by the frame, not a ribbon. The orientation of the hang is so the horn faces right.
• Display as desired!
If you enjoy making and displaying whimsical and unique wreaths, you might want to make these:
• Sunflower Knot Wreath – This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!
• The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial – A beautiful How the Grinch Stole Christmas inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!
• Christmas Elf Wreath Tutorial – This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to easily make this darling Christmas Elf Wreath in about 30 minutes.
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