How to: DIY Unicorn Picture Frame

Hi there and welcome back!

It’s been a busy couple of months around here.  I went to a craft show event in North East MD called Unicorn Quest; it was a mystical themed event where you could find a lot of unicorn items, mermaids, fairies, and trolls.  There were quite a few people dressed up as mermaids and unicorns; lots of food, music, and events for the kids and an actual quest where you win prizes.

While getting ready for the event I looked at Pinterest, watched YouTube and just came up with some fun ideas for the event.  I crammed for the event and managed to get quite a bit done the week of the show.  One of those things was a unicorn picture frame.  I saw a lot of different ideas on how to do it but decided to just wing it and make it my own and today i’m sharing it with you.

What you will need:

  1. Acrylic paint and paint brush
  2. Wood picture frame
  3. Fun foam – for the horn
  4. Felt – for the ears
  5. stickers or silk flowers (tulle is optional)

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Step 1:

Paint the picture frame front and back; it may take more than one coat so be sure to let each coat dry before applying the second.

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Step 2:

After the paint is completely dry cut two ears from felt.  For the center of the ears you can either color it in with a sharpie or cut coordinating felt for the inside of the ears; both work.  I chose felt for this one.

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Step 3:

Cut the horn from the fun foam.  I chose to use one that was already glittered, however, you can use a plain one and add the glitter yourself.  I didn’t have a pattern, so I just winged it.

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Step 4:

After adding the ears and horn, you are now ready to add the flowers.  There are a lot of different paper flower choices; I got mine from the dollar store.  You can also use silk, it depends on whats available to you and your preference.  For this project I chose stickers which I added hot glue to.  I find that the 3-dimensional adhesive doesn’t work when it’s humid and they fall off.

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Step 5:

To finish off the frame I took the heart paper insert and traced it onto scrapbook paper with some fun sentiments.  I adhered it to some fun foam and popped it into the frame for sturdiness.  Since the frames do not come with a vellum cover you can add one yourself or leave it open (old sticker plastic works as long as it’s not imprinted). Once that’s done, you can add embellishments if you want or call it finished.  I decided for these to add a cute little butterfly to each one.

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I wasn’t too sure of the stickers I chose but I think they turned out alright 🙂

Please feel free to share you unicorn project adventures with me, i’d love to hear about them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

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Garden makeover….

Gardening is one of my many hobbies…I enjoy creating new beds and planting new plants and watching everything grow.  We recently finished our fence (finally) and have begun expanding our garden.  My husband surprised me with a new batch of daylilies and I went to Walmart and Lowes and bought some new flowers along with an apple tree.  We had to cut down the apple tree the previous owner planted because it was too big to move (it was not in a good spot) and it was getting smothered with vines.

There are so many pretty plants to choose from and depending on if you’re working in the shade, partial shade, or full sun, you buy plants depending on where you are working at the time.  I have found that you have to get the plants you like as you see them because they go quick and when you go back they are usually gone.

While on a shopping exertion with my daughter we found a plant called Dragon’s Blood, it’s color is a rich red and looks like feather tufts; turns out it’s in the celosia family and is an annual in my area but they are pretty.  I also found some rocket trumpets in pretty reds and pinks which I planted around the apple tree.  I have to go back for a few more delphiniums, i’m out of balance, ha ha.  My daughter added a couple flamingo’s which she named Otis and Pearl…LOL.

In my small front yard I took out the hydrandgea bush and replaced it with some blue delphiniums, red&green coleus, and white impatients.  I really wanted to do a red/white/blue garden and can’t wait for everything to fill in and bush up. My daughter picked out some pretty little yellow bells to fill in an empty spot.  They look like sunshine on these rainy days.

I also decided to spruce up around a couple of the trees….I think they turned out pretty.

I also have a cutting garden…we added some shasta daisies and black eyed susans (my personal favorite and the state flower) to the abundant cone flowers.  This garden gets so many bees, butterflies, and finches once it all blooms.  I love that it gets so full of life and the butterflies are amazing.  I think i’m done with the front and side yards for now 🙂

Next project is to finish the garden, add a grilling patio, and paint the deck……  All before my daughter’s graduation party.  PHew!!!  I also really want to be able to enjoy deck time with the family; so the sooner it gets done the sooner we can have deck time.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my garden!

Teresa

Time to Clean the Craft Room….

Christmas is over and so is the holiday craft show season…. like many crafter’s with the new year here it’s time to get organized and see what supplies you still have or need to replace.  You never know how much you have until you have to put it back.  Over the next couple weeks I will be putting my craft room to rights, re-organizing my supplies and seeing what I have or need….it’s also a good time to purge those things you’ve had for years and have never used (although this is difficult. lol).

I’m dreading and excited to be going through everything. I have a tendency to find supplies I forgot about or projects I set aside to do something else that had to get done, which gives me ideas for all new projects.

As weird as this sounds, I put on the four Shrek movies to clean to.  Last year I was able to reorganize my room in the time the four movies were finished.  I used to play a game with my daughter when she was little to get her to clean her room.  I would set a timer and she had to beat the clock….I guess this is the same theory.

I have a small craft room which causes storage problems… my hubby and I have been throwing around some ideas and hopefully i’ll have a nifty new room by summer.

Please feel free to share your stories and comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa 

My Ideal Space solutions….  I think I need to go to Home Depot 

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Unicorn Horns

Can I just say how much I love Pinterest?!  How many of you get lost on Pinterest?  I get on there to look up something or just see what’s new to my feed and I end up spending hours on there….You can search ideas on everything from crafts to home ideas to recipes.  Depending on your searches and saves, pinterest will start sending suggestions to you.

While on there I found a bunch of cool unicorn ideas; one of those ideas is a unicorn horn headband.  I used a pattern I found on pinterest; however, came up with my own design for the flowers and the look of the headbands.  You need 5 things if you want to make a unicorn headband.

  1. Headband.  I found my headbands at the dollar tree; I originally used the elastic but I made them for a craft show and the moms asked about the normal headbands, so my second round i’m using the normal cloth covered headbands
  2. Felt.  Your choice of color for the horn and roses
  3. Hot glue
  4. Embroidery floss or contrasting thread
  5. Centers for the flowers (optional)

Unicorn horns

These were a big hit with the munchkins at the craft show, not recommended for children under two years of age.

First you need to find the pattern, or make your own by cutting a cone shape and cutting the tip off.  Once you have the pattern made, pin it and then cut it out of the felt (your choice of color)  You’ll also need to cut a circle just larger than the opening of the horn to cover the headband and stuffing. This pattern is the one I found on pinterest. unicorn horn

After you have cut the horn you can give it a quick sew on the sewing machine or hot glue the edges and turn it once cool (I used the hot glue method).  Once you’ve turned the horn right side out and stuff it.  Once it’s stuffed, get your headband ready ….you’ll hot glue the horn to the headband covering the opening.  Once the headband is on the hot glue, run a bead of hot glue on the headband the size of the opening and take the circle you cut and cover the opening, gently pressing it to the headband and horn… it will be hot so be careful. As the glue cools you’ll be able to make sure that the edge of the circle is secured to the edge of the horn.  Let cool completely and trim the excess once done.

Once the horn is cool, you’ll take either embroidery floss or thread (I used thread) and wrap it around the horn to make it look like the unicorn horn.

You will then need to either use silk flowers, or make your own rosettes and attach them to the headband.  There are a lot of different felt flower tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest you can view if your unsure how to make your own.  After the rosettes are made, you can add some glitter glue to the centers and let dry, or use pearls (colors of your choice).  Attach to the headband and horn once done with hot glue.

Finally, you’ll want to make ears out of the felt and attach them.  You can also embellish with some tulle to make it look like a mane in the front and back if you choose.

My daughter, who is almost 21 decided to dress like a unicorn for halloween and asked me to make her a headband.  They take a little time but are super easy to make.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial…. Please feel free to share your pics and/or leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Teresa