This post contains affiliate links. Do you have a unicorn fan? I have to admit there’s four of us, my three daughters and I love all things unicorn. When I saw the candy cane wreath form at Dollar Tree during the holidays late last year, I knew I had to make one into a Unicorn Wreath.
This is easily made in a couple of hours in the afternoon. It’s perfect decoration for a unicorn birthday party or a little girl’s room!
Loopy Yarn Unicorn Wreath
- candy cane metal wreath form
- 1 skein of loopy yarn in white
- 2 1/2 inch wide roll of multicolor glitter ribbon or 3 glitter ribbons in 7/8 width
- small scrap of black glitter adhesive foam sheet
- 2 x 2 inch pink glitter adhesive foam sheet
- 3 x 3 inch white glitter adhesive foam sheet
- 8 x 6 inch silver (or gold) glitter adhesive foam sheet
- foam flowers
- Optional: Battery-operated lights
Tie the loopy yarn around the very bottom of the wire wreath form and then begin wrapping. As you wrap, slide the yarn together to make it look full and fluffy. It should take just about the entire skein to cover the entire wreath form and knot the last of the loopy yarn at the back of the wreath form.
Once you get going, you’ll be able to wrap it pretty quickly. It took me about five minutes to get it finished.
Make the Unicorn Mane
Next, we’ll make the mane. I found this 3-colored glitter ribbon at Hobby Lobby which I used to make my unicorn mane. They were actually 3-fused ribbons together, so I was able to gentle pull apart each color to make my main even fluffier. I’ve tried searching online, but can’t really find anything like that.
Cut 7-inch long pieces and tuck them under the very edge of the metal. I just eyeballed it where a mane should go on the werath. You can add a dot of hot glue to hold each piece close if you’d like. I found that unnecessary as the tension kept them in place. Then, I found you could pull the colors apart on the ribbon, so I did that to make the mane look more full.
I would recommend buying 7/8-inch wide glitter ribbons in pink, blue, and green or colors of your choice if you’d like a multicolor mane like this one.
Make the Unicorn Horn
Print the pdf pattern and trace it onto the adhesive side of the silver (or gold) glitter adhesive foam. Then cut it out. Before you remove the adhesive, practice rolling it up. When you pull the adhesive backing off, you don’t want the horn to get stuck on itself and be flattened.
Once it’s rolled up to your liking, then add some hot glue to the seam and hide the seam facing backwards. Hot glue the bottom of the horn to some of the loopy yarn to keep it secure.
Make the Unicorn Ear
Use the pdf pattern and cut out the 2 patterns for the inner and outer ears. The outer ear is made out of white glitter foam and a small ear piece out of the pink glitter foam. Since the wreath is a profile view, you’ll only make one ear, and the inside both of the inner and outer ear will be shown with the glitter side facing forward.
Trace and cut the inner ear from the pink glitter foam. Next, trace and cut the outer ear from the white glitter foam. Remove the backing from the pink glitter foam and line up it’s bottom edge with the center bottom edge of the white glitter outer ear. Add a dab of hot glue to the center bottom of the ear and pinch the middle bottom together to make the ear look more 2-dimensional. Hold that pinch for a few seconds while the hot glue cools.
Eyeball where the ear should go and hot glue it down in the loops to hide the raw edges.
Make the Unicorn Eye
Take the small scrap of black foam and flip it over to the adhesive backing. On that backing, draw out an eyelash. Carefully cut it out and then remove the backing before placing it on the loopy yarn where the eye of the unicorn should go.
If you have small sharp scissors or applique scissors, it’s easier to get more precise.
Decorate the Unicorn
When I ordered these foam flowers, I really wasn’t sure what size I needed. It was only after messing around with them that I realized I needed smaller flowers. The original diameter was about 4 inches wide, so I pulled the inside of each flower out and got it down to 2 inches in diameter, which fit much better.
I used three flowers and hot glued each one around the base of the horn.
Lastly, I added a string of orb lights. This is totally optional, but I have a thing for light up wreaths any time of year. I had picked these lights up at Target in the Dollar Spot. This string of lights was only about 6 feet, and each orb was about 1-inch in diameter.
To add the lights to the unicorn wreath, I flipped the wreath over and gently pushed each orb into the loopy yarn to hold it in place. Then, I tied the battery pack on with a leftover piece of loop yarn.
Now your unicorn wreath is ready to hang up!
More Unicorn Ideas
- Rainbow Unicorn Cupcakes
- Mini Unicorn Ice Cream Cakes
- Unicorn Ice Cream
- Unicorn Poop Edible Cookie Dough