Monday, February 6, 2017

How to Make Unicorn Horn Headbands (with free printable pattern!)

If you have been looking for a DIY unicorn horn pattern, you've come to the right place! For Valentine's Day last year I made a whole collection of unicorn horn headbands for all the first graders at my son's school and they loved them! If you can cut out felt and use a glue gun, you can make these headbands! I've got a free download for a printable unicorn horn and ears pattern as well - just read through the tutorial and you can click over to grab it!

We always to do candy-free valentines - so many kids have food allergies and the ones that don't really don't need the sugar anyway! Instead of giving away non-candy trinkets, though, we always try to think of something kids would actually want to keep (and that parents won't hate me for giving to their kid). So far everyone who has seen these headbands has loved them - girls, boys and adults alike! I think they are sure to be a hit for Valentine's day, unicorn birthday parties, birthday gifts, Halloween or a "just because" present for your favorite unicorn lover. 


  • Printable unicorn horn and ear template (download it here!)
  • Sparkle fabric or colored felt (at least 6" x 7") - for horn
  • White felt (at least 5" x 6") - or color for ears
  • Pink or other colored felt (at least 2.5" x 3") - color for inside of ears
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (and glue)
  • Poly-fill stuffing
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Heavy duty white cotton thread (like quilting thread)
  • Headband (I bought a pack of assorted headbands on Amazon)
  • Optional: Sewing machine and thread
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STEP 1: Cut Out

Download the free printable pattern. Cut out the pattern pieces in the fabric of your choice.

STEP 2: Horn

Run a thin strip of hot glue down the long side of the horn piece and fold in half to join with the other long side. Allow to cool. (Alternatively, you could sew this line, right sides together, instead of using glue).

Turn the horn inside out. Use the needle and a long thread to stitch the tip closed (don't clip the thread yet!).

Stuff the horn with a small handful of poly-fill. Use the long thread to wrap around the outside of the horn with medium tension to make the spiral. Anchor the thread at the bottom of the horn and fold the half circles in and whip stitch shut. Tie off your thread and clip the end.

Using hot glue, sandwich the headband between the bottom of your assembled horn and the round "Horn 2" piece. Allow to cool.

STEP 3: Ears

Position ears where you would like them on the headband. Put hot glue on one half of the ear and fold in half around the headband (being careful not to burn yourself!).

Use hot glue to attach the inner ear piece over the outer ear. Allow to cool

Wear & Enjoy!

Looking for printable unicorn valentines to go with your horn?

I had these printable valentines designed just for you guys so you could pair them up with your unicorn headbands if you wanted to! CLICK HERE to download these printable unicorn valentines for free!

About the Author:

Carissa is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More as well as the forthcoming hardcover cookbook (spring 2017), Beautiful Smoothie Bowls. You can also find her projects featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3 and Capper's Farmer. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and fun! Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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  1. Genius, Carissa! My 6yr old granddaughter would love this!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks, Janis! Every kid that has seen them so far in real life has been obsessed with them!

  2. Oh my heavens, these are adorable! Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial. :)

  3. Thank you so much for creating this pattern. Made my life so much easier preparing for my daugher's unicorn themed kids party.

  4. You're welcome! I'm so glad you found it helpful.


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