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:
- felt in various colours – one colour for the horn and a few colours for flowers and leaves
- embroidery thread
- glue gun
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 10: Cut some small leaves from green felt and glue them around the flowers and horn, using them to hide any unfinished areas.
Step 11: Wear your horn and have a magical day!
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