(Inside: When my kids asked for Unicorn Ornaments for the Christmas tree, I thought “sure–I’ll just buy some…but then I forgot…and had this brilliant idea to MAKE some! So, here’s this adorable DIY Felt Unicorn Ornament tutorial! Yay!)
My daughters were helping me to decorate the Christmas tree (of course–it’s a whole-family event) and, as we put ornaments up, they started asking for a unicorn ornament (and a mermaid, and a reindeer, and one of everything…sigh).
But, the theme of “unicorn ornament” came up again and again.
At first, I thought I would just buy one.
But then I had been to and from the store a bajillion times and kept forgetting.
And, as I sat there, trying to figure out how to get my girls the ornament(s) they wanted, I had an idea…what about a DIY Felt Unicorn Ornament?
Why, yes. I could do that…and so. Here it is. LOL!
What You Need to Make Your DIY Felt Unicorn Ornament
- Unicorn ornament template (you can print it here)
- Felt fabric
- Needle and thread
- Pencil or pen – for tracing the template, so that’s kind of on you
- Hot glue gun
How to Make Your DIY Felt Unicorn Ornament
Prepare the patterns from the template by printing and cutting them out. Select the felt fabrics for the unicorn. Trace the patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out using scissors.
Take a spiral pattern and roll it from its outer end towards the center. Secure the roll by gluing it with the center. Similarly create rolled spiral flowers with the other spiral patterns.
Take any one of the round patterns and the semi circular pattern. Place the semi circular pattern on the round pattern by matching their sides. Use hot glue gun to attach both pieces together.
Then, with a marker, draw the eyes, nose and lip of the unicorn.
Use black thread and needle to stitch the traced parts from the previous step.
Take the other round cut out and place it on a flat surface. Place the ears on 2 sides of the top end (of the round piece). Take the strip, fold it into half and place it between the ears by overlapping 1 cm of its open end with the round piece. Also attach the 2 horn cut outs together using hot glue.
Place the horn on the folded strip, again overlapping 1 cm of the horns straight end with the round pattern.
Now place the stitched round piece on the top of the plain one. Make sure that all sides of the 2 round cut outs are matched nicely.
Prepare needle and thread to stitch all items together; start stitching from any one of the ears and stitching along the top side first. Carefully stitch the top side to make sure that all items are attached together (horn, ears, folded strip, the 2 round cut outs).
Keep a small opening before closing the stitch.
Use cotton to stuff the unicorn through this open end.
Done stuffing? Now stitch the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie a knot and cut off extra thread.
Attach the 3 spiral flowers (from step 2) along the top side of the unicorn. Use hot glue to attach the flowers.
Add small faux pearl based on the center of the flowers (optional).
You can add more details if you want to and try out different colors for more variation.
How easy is that?! No really. It was way easier than I thought it might be and the kids were thrilled.
If they weren’t both in preschool, you know, if they were tweens or teens, I would probably have even just sat them down with the supplies and let them get after it.
But, since they’re too small for sewing, I surprised them with the DIY Felt Unicorn Ornament when they got home.
Don’t believe me? Check out this quick video I made of the making of the ornament.
Now, you just get your pin on for this fabulous DIY Felt Unicorn Ornament and then get your supplies ready–because it’s just as fun to make as it looks…