How to Make DIY Glitter Unicorn Horn Christmas Ornaments
My unicorn obsession continues and this time I decided to deck the halls with all things glitter and sparkle. These unicorn ornaments are so fun to make and my daughter has been begging me for them after spotting some last year. I was a little bit nervous to work with polymer clay for the first time but it ended up being way easier than I expected.
I made glitter ornaments a few years ago and fell in love with the process. I did a ton of testing to find the best glue for long-lasting results and I'm happy to report my ornaments are still holding up after a few years!
If you are looking for an item to sell in your Etsy shop or at craft fairs this is a great idea!
I can barely handle the cuteness of these ornaments!! The best part is each ornament costs under $3 to make.
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Polycrylic (this provides a lasting seal inside the ornament)
Gold Glitter Faux Leather
Large Clear Ornaments
Park Lane Pink Paper- 8" x 11" -or- 12" x 12"
Hot Glue Gun and Gorilla Glue Sticks
I found almost all of my supplies for this craft from my local JOANN. I stocked up on a variety of Sculpey clay in different shades while it was 50% off.
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I found that the large chunky glitter made for really beautiful ornaments! You can use a variety of different sizes to create different looks.
Begin by removing the metal lid and pour one tablespoon of Polycrylic into the ornament. Gently swirl the ornament around the coat the entire inside thoroughly. If you have any excess dump it back into the container.
Create a small funnel using paper by rolling it up.
Next, pour the glitter through the funnel, place the lid on the ornament and shake until the inside of the ornament is completely coated in glitter.
HOW TO MAKE A UNICORN HORN
Begin with Gold Premo Sculpey Clay. Break off on sections per unicorn horn. Break the section in half and begin kneading the clay between your fingers until it softens and becomes smooth. Roll it into a ball and then begin to flatten the ball into a cylinder shape.
Taper the end of the clay to a point. Use the palm of your hand to remove any finger indentations.
Repeat with the other piece of clay.
Gently pinch the tips of the horn together at the top. Twist the two pieces of clay together and pinch the bottom together to seal it in place.
Bake the unicorn horns at 275 degrees for 1 hour.
Unicorn Paper Flowers
You can find the templates I used to cut these flowers from Cricut's Design Space here. Resize the flowers according to the size of your ornament.
Beginning from the outside of the circle gently fold the petals around and around until you reach the center. You can see this more clearly in the video.
Once you reach the end, place a dot of hot glue on the circle and secure the petals in place.
Unicorn Eyelashes SVG File
Cut the eyelashes from black vinyl, weed the excess material and use transfer tape to remove the eyelashes from the paper backing.
Place the eyelashes on the bulb about a third of the way down. Use your finger to rub the vinyl onto the glass until it adheres completely.
Then, use hot glue to attach the horn and flowers.
Cut the back of the ear from a stiff felt and the front of the ear from a gold glitter faux leather sheet. Use hot glue to attach the two pieces together.
Glue the Unicorn ear behind the flowers and gently pinch the ear to round the bottom of it.
Now you've created beautiful handmade Unicorn Christmas Ornaments! They make wonderful gifts and are perfect for ornament exchanges! You can personalize the ornaments by adding a name to the back of them.