Can you guys believe it’s finally October?? I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for cooler weather. This month I have a few craft projects that have been sitting in my brain for a while, and I can’t wait to share them all!
First up we have a special DIY Unicorn Fall Flower Crown – and it’s so easy. You can easily make material substitutions, and can even forego the unicorn horn for a simple flower crown. These are perfect for a fun and fancy magical halloween costume, or just to add some flair to an everyday look!
FULL TUTORIAL UNDER THE CUT!
YOU WILL NEED
- Worbla or clay
- Heat gun (if worbla)
- Gesso or primer
- Gold & dark gold paint
- 4-5 stalks of faux flowers
- Hot glue
I chose to use worbla for the horn, but baking clay or even model magic will work, too. Just keep in mind the weight of using clay.
- Heat up your worbla scraps until you can roll them into a long cylinder
- Bend the cylinder into a horseshoe shape
- Twist the ends around each other until you get to the top. Carefully shape the tip into a point, and flatten the bottom
- Let dry
- Gesso and/or prime the horn. If you gesso, do at least 4 and sand down the excess
- Paint over with a few coats of acrylic gold
- I “shaded” the creases of the folds with a darker gold mixed with pink. This is optional, but it gives it some depth
- To add glitter, coat the horn in mod podge
- Sprinkle on your glitter, and seal with 2-3 more coats of mod podge
- Let dry
- And you have a beautiful horn!
For this particular crown, I chose purples, reds, and oragnes for fall, but you can choose any colors you like! You also don’t need to include the horn if you don’t want to – I made a flower crown for one of my costumes, you can see it here and here!!
- Snip off the stems of your flowers, leaving about 1/4:” – ½” of stem
- Lay your crown out – place the flowers in the way you think you’ll want them to sit. I like to keep the larger flowers towards the middle and smaller towards the ends. Bulkier & taller in the middle is my personal favorite
- Glue your unicorn horn in the top center
- Begin by adding 2 large flowers to each side
- Continue to fill the headband’s surface with flowers, until about 2″ from the ends
- Then add a second layer! Glue flowers up the horn, gluing to the under layer and the horn itself
- Fan the flowers out, staying tall in the center and thinning out towards the ends
- Add as many as you’d like!
And there you have it…and easy, DIY unicorn flower crown, perfect for fall and fall costumes. If you make this crown, I would LOVE to see!