You’re going to love the ease of these DIY Glitter Unicorn Ornaments! They’re so cute and simple to make and are going to look awesome on the tree. The best part about this simple unicorn craft is that its one that can be used over and over again. Your child will be so happy to have this hanging from the tree and it’s a moment that you can cherish forever.

When the holiday season rolls around and it’s time to start decorating, make certain that this simple DIY ornament is on your radar. And if you have unicorn fans in your house, this is an absolute must to make! We love this simple unicorn craft so much that we’ve even made it when it wasn’t Christmas and just had it up on the shelf to admire and enjoy.

Whatever you decide to do with this ornament, showcase it proudly once your child creates it. It really is quite beautiful to look at.

Speaking of unicorns, make certain to check out our DIY Unicorn Bath Bomb Tutorial as well to have even more unicorn crafting and fun!

DIY Glitter Unicorn Ornaments

DIY Glitter Unicorn Ornaments

The main thing to keep in mind when making this homemade ornament is that the kids need to be able to be creative on their own. And since I’m one that likes things to be perfect, I tell myself that before we get started.

Because the truth of the matter is that everything that they make and create, I always end up loving so why I tend to stress about things out of my control, I’ll never truly know.

And even though the kids might make these a bit different, that just means that I get to have more beauty and uniqueness on our tree this year.

DIY Unicorn Ornaments

And yes, be prepared. There is glitter involved with this Unicorn activity. Quite a bit of glitter. It’s going to be messy, but fun. So keep that in mind as the kids start to create.

Homemade Glitter Unicorn Ornaments

Supplies needed to make these DIY Glitter Unicorn Ornaments

Start by gathering up the list of simple ingredients listed below.

  • Plastic and clear ornament balls
  • Paint colors of silver, glitter, purple, blue, and any other colors that you’d like (acrylic paints work best!)
  • Iridescent glitter and black glitter
  • Cups that you can dispose of
  • Cardboard cone
  • White paint
  • Thick, tacky Glue
  • Paint Brush made of foam
  • Colored foam sheets that match the paint
  • Binder clips/clothespins
  • Star garland
DIY Glitter Unicorn Ornaments instructions

Tips to Keep In Mind When Making this Unicorn Ornaments

The biggest tip to remember is that these ornaments are a process to make. They take several steps and overnight patience to make them happen. As long as you start out telling the kids that, it can really help make the transition a lot easier.

Since there are several steps to making these ornaments, parental supervision is needed. There is a lot of cutting gluing and glitter shaking so being a part of it is best.

Last but not least, patience is going to be needed with this activity. There is a lot of glue that has to dry otherwise it’s not going to stick together at all! Try not to rush the process so that you don’t have to fix things over and over again.

See my simple tips below on how to best let them dry? Using the cups is a great way to hold them in place and not have them roll around everyone as well. Then when you’re done, you can just recycle your cups or use them for some other craft later on down the road.

how to make Unicorn Ornaments

Fun Ways to Share Homemade Ornaments with Others

Making homemade ornaments is a fun project to do at home but don’t forget that you can easily share them with your family and friends, too. What you’ll find is that more people like Unicorns than you realize! Why not make some of these and have them as gift ideas as well?

Not only will the kids have a blast making ornaments for family and friends but they’ll also get to do more crafting, too! This is a great way for the kids to have fun and have fun doing creative things as well.

Just get a cute gift box to put the ornaments in and you’ll be good to go. That is literally all that you’d have to do. If the kids are feeling really creative, these would be fun homemade gift ideas to make and give out to classmates at the school parties, too.

I’ve also found that if you’re having a Christmas birthday or celebration, these are fun crafts that the kids can do during that time. Just set up a crafting station and let them get started. This means that they’ll be able to create their very own ornaments and then have it to take home with them at that time, too!

We’ve also made it quite the holiday tradition to putting the ornaments on the tree as a family. We like to talk about the ornaments and it’s a fun way to remember them. The kids tend to have their own special ornaments that they like to hang up and then we have a ton of homemade ornaments that we put on the tree, too. It’s a simple and fun way to bond and create a fun holiday tradition that the kids are sure to love.

Make sure to include these glitter unicorn ornaments in your holiday planning this year. They’re a fun and festive way to add a new look to your tree and a lot of Christmas cheer! Fast, simple, and beautiful! They’re one of my favorites to make.

DIY Glitter Unicorn Ornaments

DIY Glitter Unicorn Ornaments

These unicorn ornaments are so much fun to make!

Materials

  • Plastic and clear ornament balls
  • Paint colors of silver, glitter, purple, blue, and any other colors that you'd like (acrylic paints work best!)
  • Iridescent glitter and black glitter
  • Cups that you can dispose of
  • Cardboard cone
  • White paint
  • Thick, tacky Glue
  • Paint Brush made of foam
  • Colored foam sheets that match the paint
  • Binder clips/clothespins
  • Star garland

Instructions

    Take the hanging top off the top of the plastic ornament.

    Add in 1 teaspoon of glitter.

    Add a small amount of paint into the ornament. Turn it and then add another color of the paint. Do this over and over until all the paint colors are added that you want. The ornament should be coated completely on the inside.

    Put the ornament over a disposable cup and let the paint actually run out of it into the cup overnight.

    Once that happens, turn the ornament up and let it dry for another 24 hours. Once dry, put back on the top.

    Cut 2 inches from the cardboard cone tip to be the horn. Paint with white paint and add glitter. Let dry overnight.

    Take the foam sheets and cut them into shapes to look like ears. Glue them together and let dry.

    Once they are dry, put a drop of glue in the middle of the bottom seam. Then fold the ear lengthwise in half and press with a binder clip/clothespin. Let dry.

    Use glue to create the eyes on the ornament and then cover that with black glitter. Let dry.

    Attach the ears with the glue and do the same with the horn, too. Let dry.

    Grab the star garland and twist it into a pattern to fit around the ears and horn. Glue and let dry.

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More Unicorn Activities

Love unicorns? Who doesn’t? You’ll find this list of more unicorn activities some of the best! I’m all about creating unicorn memories for many years to come so this is why I love these other fun ideas.

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