I am a unicorn fanatic. So, when I decided to make a series of DIY Christmas ornaments, making a fun unicorn ornament was first on my list!
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we really love Christmas around here. It starts early and lasts for a good, long time. I mean, why not, right?! So, this year, I’m getting ready for the holiday festivities this year by making a ton of new DIY Christmas ornaments. One of the best and most unique ornaments I’ve made is this adorable unicorn ornament.
Simple and fast, this DIY holiday craft is super cute and very customizable. If you’re ready to add a little unicorn magic to your Christmas tree, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Unicorn Christmas Ornament
- Start by getting the free unicorn cut file here to make this easy unicorn ornament. You can use the cut file with your cutting machine, but if you don’t have one or just don’t want to break it out, you can just print the JPG included in the cut file set and use it to cut the felt pieces with your scissors. Easy squeezy.
- So, the way that I wrote this tutorial is NOT a no-sew ornament. But, you could absolutely make it no-sew. Just because I thought it would be pretty to have a blanket stitch around the edge doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t have worked just the same and been just as cute using hot glue. So, if you want to make this into a no-sew unicorn ornament, just grab that hot glue gun.
- If you would like to turn this simple ornament into a unicorn garland for Christmas, all you need to do is make 5-7 of these unicorns, string them on embroidery thread and add a few felt balls to separate them. What a fun way to make something more from one little pattern!
How Do I Make this Unicorn Ornament?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Craft Felt in White
- Small Amount of Polyfill
- Small Amount of Black Yarn or Embroidery Thread
- Rainbow Colored Yarn
- Gold Lame Fabric Scraps
- White Embroidery Thread
- Copy Paper, optional
- Unicorn Cut File
- Cricut Explore Air2 or Cricut Maker
- Fabric or Light Grip Map
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Pencil or Chopstick
- Parchment Paper
- Embroidery Thread Needle
- Download the unicorn SVG file then upload it to Cricut Design Space. Follow the prompts to cut out: two unicorn shapes from white felt, one horn shape from gold lame fabric, one mane guide (the purple shape) from copy paper (this is optional).
- Make the unicorn horn first by placing a small portion of polyfill in the middle of the unicorn horn cutout on top of the wrong side of the lame. Pull the edges of the horn shape around the polyfil in the center and, either using hot glue or a whip-stitch, join the two sides of the horn.
- To make the sleepy unicorn eyes, draw an eye shape on the parchment paper, then press a piece of black yarn or embroidery thread onto the eye shape. I like to use pliers or a needle to shift the thread as needed to form the shape before the glue sets. Then trim the eyelashes as desired after the glue is fully cooled (about 5 minutes).
- Glue each of the eyes on the two unicorn head shapes, placing them on the opposite sides from each other. If you feel more comfortable doing this after you've assembled your unicorn, you can, I was just super excited to see how my unicorn was turning out.
- Place the two unicorn shapes together and right-side-out (meaning with the eyes out), using white embroidery thread and a blanket stitch, sew around the outside edge of the two unicorn shapes along the bottom side of the face, neck and base. Leave the top of the head the neck open.
- Fill the unicorn head shape with a small amount of the polyfil.
- Place the prepared horn into the open part of the top of the head and either whip-stitch it or glue it in place.
- Cut your chosen yarn to length using the mane guide paper cutout, if you're using it.
- Insert approximately ¼ inch of the yarn in between the two head shapes along the neck and between the ears, generally where a mane would typically sit on a unicorn.
- Whip stitch or blanket stitch (whatever is easiest, because it will be hidden in the mane) the unicorn shapes closed together, closing the ornament and securing the mane in place.
- Tie off the thread and trim thread and mane as desired.
- Add a small 3-4 inch loop of embroidery thread to the top of the unicorn behind the ears to hang your ornament from the tree and enjoy!
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More DIY Christmas Ornaments You Might Like
- Christmas Gnome Ornaments – A super quick and fun ornament tutorial, the resulting little gnomes are the most fun (and most popular) DIY Christmas ornament on Ruffles and Rain Boots!
- Wood Round Snowman Ornament – One of my favorite homemade ornaments for Christmas, this easy tutorial is all you need to make a fun snowman.
- Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments – One of the funniest ornaments the kid and I have made together, we plan to do a new one this year too!
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