Crafty Lady

Unicorn Headbands DIY

Make your own Unicorn Headbands!

Time: 1-1/2 hours (plus drying time)
Cost: $12 (makes 6)

My daughter will be turning 10 next month, and like the rest of the world, she’s obsessed with unicorn everything.  She’s given me the challenge of making her big 1-0 party in a unicorn theme, but you know me!  I’m gonna do it on the cheap… of course! 

For these headbands I used felt, but what’s great about them is you can switch up the materials to use foam, felt, fabric, etc to change up the looks.  Most of this stuff you can just pick up at the Dollar Tree, but what I couldn’t find there, I got from Michael’s.

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Felt Sheets (I used 2 white, 1 pink, 1 purple, and 1 turquoise
  • Gold Glitter Glue
  • Headbands (6)
  • Small piece of Cardboard roughly 6×6″
  • Fake Flowers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Marker or Pen
  • Scissors
  • My Stencil found below


1) Cut out the stencil and trace onto the felt using your marker. The stencil has a number on it for how many of each you need to cut per headband.  For mine, I used the triangle on the white, the small inner ear drops on the pink, and the larger ears on the blue, purple, and white.  The little round circle is for the cardboard.

2) After you cut out all your pieces, get your hot glue gun ready! First you’ll want to put a strip of hot glue down one long end of the triangle piece. Bring the other end of the triangle piece and lay it on top of glue in the shape of a cone. Repeat this with the remaining triangles.

3) Cut off the tail of the cone to make a flat bottom. Then place glue on the inside of the felt cone and fit one of the cardboard circles in there.

4) Using the glitter glue, apply a spiral around the horn from tip to base. Repeat with all horns. Set aside overnight to dry.

5) For the ears, place a strip of glue down the middle and around the edge of one half of the ears.  Apply the ear to the headband in the position that you’d like, using the middle glue strip to adhere to the underside of the headband, and then glue the two pieces together.  Repeat with all ears.

6) Glue a pink inner ear to the front of each ear.  Trace the inner ear with gold glitter glue. Let dry overnight with the horns.

7) Once the glitter glue is dry, place a strip of hot glue on the top middle of a headband. Place bottom of horn on glue and hold until dried.  Repeat with all headbands.

8) Glue the fake flowers onto the headband in any order.  I used 3 or 4 depending on how fluffy each flower was.  Once the glue dries, your unicorn headbands are ready to go!