Make This Adorable Unicorn Candle for a Fun Gift!

I needed a quick and fun unicorn craft idea for a gift and came up with this awesome and adorable unicorn candle that I put together super fast. Literally done in less than 10 minutes–and ready to wrap!

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Make this easy unicorn candle with just a handful of supplies and a few minutes!

Unicorn Candle

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore a good unicorn craft and this unicorn candle is so fun, I’m really glad I made this upcycled candle a little earlier than I normally would have. I mean, usually I’ll let the candle go all the way down to the nubbins, but with this one, I needed a yummy smelling candle jar and this one was only about 3/4 of the way gone. So, early was sad–but the result was awesome.


Plus, making this unicorn candle was ridiculously easy and I feel like I could have made a dozen in 15 minutes. So, if you’re ready to make a quick unicorn craft you’re going to love, let’s get started.

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You’re busy, I get it. Pin this to your favorite DIY gift ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.

front view of a unicorn made from a candle with text which reads diy unicorn candle

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Tips to Make This Unicorn Craft Idea

  • Grab a unicorn headband or costume headpiece for the horn. I respect that sometimes you have time and would love to make a unicorn horn from scratch, but this is just a quick unicorn craft–not a work of art. So, just make your life easier and take a horn off a headband.
  • You want your unicorn to look just like mine? Awesome! Grab some unicorn eye stickers here so you can put unicorn eyes on eeeeverything. LOL!
  • If you don’t have an old candle that you’re looking to upcycle, that’s ok. You can do this exact same unicorn candle with a mason jar or old pickle jar. Just be aware that a pickle jar is NOT going to smell as fabulous as your favorite candle jar.
  • Some suggestions about how to use this unicorn candle:
    • Gift Card Holder
    • Jewelry Box
    • Bath Bomb Keeper
    • Key Jar
    • Vacation Bank
easy unicorn gift idea

How Do I Make this Unicorn Candle?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Adorable Unicorn Candle

Unicorn Candle

easy unicorn gift idea

This is the cutest little unicorn candle. Perfect gift for anyone that loves unicorns, yummy smelling candles or both!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Candle Jar
  • Unicorn Costume Horn
  • Unicorn Sticker Eyes
  • Craft Flowers
  • White Paper


  • Scissors
  • Super Glue


  1. Clean out all of the old wax from the candle jar. I recommend filling your jar with water and allowing it to soak for 10-20 minutes. The wax should just pop right out.
  2. Dry out your candle jar.
  3. Line your candle jar with the white paper and trim any excess paper.
  4. Glue your unicorn horn to the center of the candle lid.
  5. Glue the flowers to the front, top of the lid. 
  6. Place the unicorn sticker eyes onto the front of the candle. If you can't find the stickers or hate them, you can also draw eyes on the jar with a permanent marker. 
  7. Get ready to either place a gift card inside or wrap this unicorn in a box, because it's ready for it's new home! photo collage tutorial of how to make a unicorn candle


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