Easy DIY No-Sew Unicorn Headband for Halloween

Got a unicorn lover on your hands? Unicorn accessories are ALWAYS a magical way to get through the day but with the Halloween season in full swing right now, I’ve got the perfect no-sew unicorn headband tutorial for you (and your kids) to get started on. Only a few materials come together to make a unicorn horn that’s just about as mystical as they come.

And if you want to go full-on unicorn for your Halloween costume you can pair this pretty unicorn horn with a whimsical, colourful outfit and some glittery makeup to complete the look. Or wear the headband alone for a simpler, “no-costume” vibe. These would also be lots of fun to make for birthday parties, showers, bachelorettes, and more.

Make a No-Sew Unicorn Horn Headband:

DIY felt unicorn horn headband

Supplies:

  • felt in various colours – one colour for the horn and a few colours for flowers and leaves
  • embroidery thread
  • glue gun
  • batting
  • scissors
  • pen
  • headband

Materials for DIY unicorn headband

Instructions:

Step 1: Start by cutting a piece of felt for the cone that will create the unicorn horn. Decide how tall you would like it and cut a tall triangle with a slightly curved bottom.

Felt and scissors

Step 2: Use the glue gun to glue the end of a piece of embroidery thread along the edge of the top of the horn piece.

Felt with embroidery thread

Step 3: Begin creating the cone of the horn by placing a thin line of glue along the edge of one side of the felt. Carefully roll the piece into a cone shape, pressing it gently into the line of glue on the edge. You may want to do a few inches at a time, rather than glue the whole edge.

Felt unicorn horn

Step 4: Once your cone shape is complete and you have a horn, careful start stuffing the horn with batting to make it firm and ensure that it will stand upright on the headband. Pull a bit of batting off and press it up into the horn, using a pencil or something similar if needed to pack the batting inside. Ensure that the batting isn’t lumpy or uneven. Fill until you reach the bottom of the horn.

Felt cone with batting

Step 5: Take the embroidery thread that is now coming out of the top of the horn, and wrap it around the horn, creating a spiral of thread. Bring it down and inside the bottom of the horn and affix it inside with a bit of hot glue to keep it in place. Trim the excess end of the thread.

Felt unicorn horn

Step 6: Cut a circle of felt to fit into the bottom of your horn. Place a ring of hot glue inside the base of the horn and affix the circle of felt there to finish the bottom and keep the batting inside.

Felt unicorn horn

Step 7: Start cutting spirals of felt to create the flowers for your headband. First cut a straight spiral line into a square of felt. Then, go back and cut a scallop pattern into the spiral so that you’re left with a scalloped spiral.

Felt cut for felt flowerFelt cut for felt flower

Step 8: At the inside of the spiral, place a thin line of hot glue. Begin to roll the felt spiral in on the line of hot glue to create a flower. Keep placing glue and rolling until you reach the end.

Creating a felt flowerFelt flower

Step 9: Glue the horn onto the center of the headband. Then create more flowers in various shapes and sizes, and glue these around the horn.

DIY purple unicorn horn headband

Step 10: Cut some small leaves from green felt and glue them around the flowers and horn, using them to hide any unfinished areas.

Felt leaves with scissorsFelt flowers on headband

Step 11: Wear your horn and have a magical day!

DIY felt unicorn horn headband

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