How to Make a Unicorn Headband - FREE printable pattern!

how to make a DIY unicorn headband with free pattern

If you love unicorns, you will love this pattern for a DIY unicorn horn headband. Unicorn headbands are the perfect unicorn party accessory, or for playing make believe. This unicorn headband is built on a plastic headband with a felt unicorn horn and two-colored unicorn ears. 

For Valentine's Day last year I made a whole collection of unicorn 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. 

How to Make a Unicorn Headband


  • 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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    How to make a unicorn headband - a DIY unicorn horn tutorial


    Unicorn Headband Step 1: Cut Out the Pattern

    Download the Free Printable Pattern. Cut out the pattern pieces in the fabric of your choice.
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    Unicorn Headband Step 2: Make the Unicorn 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).
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    Turn the horn right side out. Use the needle and a long thread to stitch the tip closed (don't clip the thread yet!).
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    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.
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    Using hot glue, sandwich the headband between the bottom of your assembled horn and the round "Horn 2" piece. Allow to cool.
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    Unicorn Headband Step 3: Make the Unicorn 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!).
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    Use hot glue to attach the inner ear piece over the outer ear. Allow to cool
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    Wear & Enjoy!

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    I hope you love wearing your new unicorn headband as much as my kids do!

    Looking for unicorn valentines?

    Looking for printable unicorn valentines to go with your horn?
    free printable unicorn valentines

    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!

    Looking for a unicorn valentine box?

    How to make a Pandacorn valentine box
    I have a free printable template for a pandacorn (panda unicorn) valentine box. 

    About the Author:

    Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

    Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! She is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018). 

    Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe.

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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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