Today, we’re introducing our first unicorn DIY tutorial! We’re learning how to make a cute and easy Halloween unicorn headband. You can make a unicorn headband for other occasions than Halloween as well; just use craft supplies with different colors to make a unicorn headband for any occasion!
The DIY Halloween unicorn headband is a very affordable and beginner-friendly Halloween craft. Make your own unicorn headband and wear it for a Halloween party, trick or treating, or just for fun!
If you’re wondering whether unicorns and Halloween are a good match, I think they’re a great match! Any magical or strange creatures are perfect for Halloween.
Also, dressing up as a unicorn for Halloween seems to be quite popular. But instead of an inconvenient full-body unicorn costume, why don’t you make a cute Halloween unicorn headband? Let’s get started!
DIY Halloween Unicorn Headband – The Craft Supplies Needed
The craft supplies you need for the DIY Halloween unicorn headband are affordable, and you might already have some of them at your home.
- Black bra padding (2 for the unicorn ears + approx. 10 cm x 5 cm / 4 inches x 2 inches piece for the horn. If you want a longer horn, then cut a bigger piece)
- Orange cotton fabric
- Gold colored twine
- Black elastic band (The width should be around 2 cm / 0.8 inches, a little less is OK, just not too thin. You need the elastic band to be long enough to wrap around your head comfortably.)
- Black lace
- Black sewing thread
- Embroidery needles
- A button of your choice, if you want to decorate the lace ribbon with one, like I did in the video.
A sewing machine is handy for this project, but you can also sew the headband by hand if you don’t own a sewing machine. I used a sewing machine for sewing the ears, but the horn is easier to sew by hand.
Halloween Unicorn Headband Step-by-Step
1. Cut Ears for the Unicorn Headband
First, cut ears for the unicorn headband. Use the black bra padding for the ears, one padding for each ear. Take advantage of the curved shape of the padding.
2. Cut the Unicorn Horn
Use black padding for the unicorn horn as well. Roll the padding into the desired shape and cut off the excess material.
3. Cut and Sew the Elastic Band
Cut the elastic band so that it’s the right length to wrap around your head comfortably. Next, sew the ends of the elastic band together.
4. Cut the Orange Fabric for the Ears
The orange cotton fabric will be used in the front of the ears. Cut 2 pieces of orange fabric into the same shape and size as the ears. Then, cut them a little bit smaller than the ears, so that the black edges will show behind the orange parts of the ears.
5. Sew the Unicorn Horn
Next, roll the horn into the desired shape and attach pins to it to keep it rolled while sewing. Sew the horn by hand. Make sure you also close the tip of the horn, so that it looks neat and gets a nice shape. I wasn’t quite happy with the tip of my horn, but I fixed it with the gold-colored twine later.
6. Roll the Gold Colored Twine Around the Horn
Now, tie the gold-colored twine around the tip of the horn. Roll the twine around the horn couple of times diagonally, so that you get pretty golden stripes on the horn. Also, tie the twine around the horn at the root.
I didn’t mention it in the video, but it’s a good idea to sew the twine to the horn so that it stays in place better. Use the black sewing thread.
7. Attach the Horn to the Elastic Band
Sew the horn to the elastic band, so that the horn points forward. Sew the horn by hand.
At this point, you might want to try the headband on to see if the horn is pointing in the desired direction. If not, you can fix it by sewing.
8. Sew the Ears
Pin the orange fabric pieces to the front of the ears. Sew them in place by zigzagging with your sewing machine. Use black sewing thread, because it’s going to show on the backside of the ears.
Also zigzag each edge of the ears, so that they look neat.
9. Attach the Ears to the Headband
Now the ears are ready, and it’s time to attach them to the headband. Sew them on each side of the horn with a sewing machine. The ears should point upwards, unlike the horn that points forward. Use zigzag for sewing the ears to the band.
10. Make the Black Lace Ribbon
Now the unicorn headband is almost ready. You just need to make the lace ribbon, if you want one on your headband.
Cut the lace into the desired size. Tie black thread in the middle, so that the lace gets a ribbon shape. Then, sew the ribbon to the headband between the horn and one of the ears, on either side of the headband you want.
11. A Finishing Touch – Sew the Button
If you want to, you can add a finishing touch to your headband and sew a button of your choice in the middle of the lace ribbon.
How about decorating your headband with a Halloween-themed button? A pumpkin, a ghost, a bat… Anything you like!
And your Halloween unicorn headband is ready!
You might have noticed a unicorn-themed Halloween song playing in the background of the video. The song is called “Magic in the Air (Unicorn Is Hiding)”, and that’s our new original Halloween song!
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If you made the Halloween unicorn headband at home, let me know how it went in the comment section below! Also, feedback on the video is welcome. Is there any other unicorn-themed craft tutorial you would like me to make? Please let me know, and you might see your favorite unicorn craft video in the future. 🙂