DIY Paper Mache Unicorn Decor


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time
Age range: 10+ with adult supervision

Things you will need:
Paper Mache Unicorn
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Lilac Mist Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Fuchsia Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Regency Blue Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Purple Artificial Rose Heads
Pink Artificial Rose Heads
Ivory Artificial Rose Heads
Champagne Gold Rhinestone Stickers
Champagne FolkArt Glitter Paint

Things to do:
1. Paint the Paper Mache Unicorn body with the cameo pink acrylic paint. Let the unicorn dry between coats. 2-3 coats of paint should be sufficient, depending on color chosen.

2. Paint the top strand of the unicorn’s mane and one strand of the tail with the fuschia acrylic paint. Let the strands dry between the two coats of paint.

3. While the fuschia paint is drying, paint the eye sockets of the unicorn with white paint.

4. Then paint the unicorn horn and the inside of the ear with the Folk Art Extreme Glitter paint.

5. Paint the middle strand of the unicorn’s mane and one strand of the unicorn’s tail with the lilac acrylic paint. Let the strands dry between the two coats of paint.

6. Paint the bottom strand of the unicorn’s mane and the last strand of the unicorn’s tail with the regency blue acrylic paint. Also, had some regency blue paint to the unicorn’s eye.

7. Glue on a rhinestone to each of the unicorn’s eyes.

8. This step is where my daughter took over creative control. She asked for the unicorn to have a ponytail holder. So I trimmed of gold rhinestone ribbon and hot glued it to the top of the unicorn tail.

10. Next, we glued on two rhinestones to each of the unicorn’s mane.

11. Then, we glued on several faux rose heads.

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DIY Unicorn Fairy House

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time
Age range: 10+ with adult supervision

Things you need:
Unfinished Wood House
Miniature Magical Unicorn
Miniature Magical Unicorn Poop
Unfinished Wood Rainbow Cutout
Dollhouse Miniature Gold Frame
Miniature Flower and Log Bench
Artificial Moss Sheet
Unfinished Wood Hearts
Extra Fine Glitter (Bubble Gum Pink, Sunflower Gold, Fairy Blue, Neon Orange, Ocean Blue, and White)
Acrylic Paint (Cameo Pink, Fuschia, Lemon Chiffon, Harvest Orange, Regency Blue, Plum Kiss, and Crisp Green)

Things to do:
1. Paint the bottom of the house with the Crisp Green Acrylic Apple Barrel Paint. One coat is sufficient, as it will covered with the moss sheet. Set aside to dry.

2. Once the Crisp Green paint is dry, paint the interior walls of the wooden house with the Cameo Pink paint. Be sure the green paint is completely dry. I did not wait long enough and the pink and green paint mixed together. So, I allowed them both to dry completely and covered with two more coats of cameo pink.

3. Paint the sides of the wooden house with the Harvest Orange paint.

4. Paint the roof of the wooden house with the Regency Blue paint.

5. Paint the outside front edges of the wooden house with the Lemon Chiffon paint.

6. Paint the rainbow cut out with the paint colors from the house, saving the white for last. I used the fuschia pink paint, instead of the blush pink for the rainbow.

7. Decide where you would like to add the miniature gold frame. Trace inside edges of the frame onto the wooden house.

8. Brush on Mod Podge to traced frame area

9. Pour the Fairy Blue glitter over the Mod Podge. Then shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.

10. Brush Mod Podge and add the Fairy Blue glitter over the rainbow cut out. Shake off excess glitter and set aside to dry.

11. Brush Mod Podge onto the sides of the wooden house with the Harvest Orange paint.

12. Over a paper lined container, pour the Neon Orange glitter over the Mod Podge on each side. Shake off glitter and set aside to dry.
13. Add the orange glitter to the rainbow cut out.
14. Fold paper in half, and pour excess glitter back into the container.

15. Repeat steps 11-14 with blue, fuschia and yellow glitter. Also add the fuschia glitter to the wooden hearts.

16. Once all other glitters have been added to the rainbow cut out, brush on Mod Podge to cloud. Then pour on glitter and shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.

17. Measure the bottom of the wooden house. Then cut out a piece of artificial moss to fit inside. Place some hot glue on the bottom of the wooden box and then place the press the artificial moss into the glue.

18. Once the purple glitter is dry, place a small amount of hot glue around the purple glitter. Then, press and hold the gold frame over the glue.

19. Glue the rainbow cut out to the roof of the wooden house.

20. Hot glue the hearts to the front edges of the wooden house.

21. Add any additional features, like little these little stars I had left over from another project.

22. Add Unicorn and furniture to the house.

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DIY Unicorn Monogram Wall Art


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: Adults

Things you will need:
Unfinished Wood Letter E
Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll
Hot Pink Foamies Foam Modeling Clay
Artificial Rose Heads in Purple and Pink
Mint Canvas Fabric Roses
Acrylic Paint in Fuchsia, Plum Kiss, Regency Blue, Lilac, White, Key West and Cameo Pink
Foamies Foam Sheets
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Palette Knife

Things to do:
1. Take some of the Hot Pink Foamies Modeling Clay out of the package. Flatten the clay in your hands. Then, pour some blush pink glitter on both sides of the flattened piece of clay.

2. Mix the glitter into the clay by rolling the clay around in a ball.

3. Roll the clay between your hands into a cone shape. Roll the stop part of the clay into a small cone then the rest of the clay. Gradually allow the clay to become larger towards the bottom.

4. Starting from the bottom of the cone, with a painting palette knife, gently press a line around the cone in a spiral shape. Set the clay aside to dry.

5. Paint the fancy wooden letter E with white paint. Allow the paint to dry between coats of paint. I used 2 coats of paint.

6. Paint the bottom of the E in rainbow colors. Allowing each color to dry before starting the next color, so the paints do not blend together.

7. Find the Center top of the wooden initial E, then hot glue on the pink artificial rose head.

8. On each side of the pink rose, add to mint canvas roses. The canvas roses have their own adhesive, which should work fine. If you would like a stronger hold, add hot glue.

9. In the bottom, left hand corner of the initial E, hot glue on a purple rose head.

10. Add the rhinestones along the edges of the letter E.

11. Once the clay unicorn horn is dry. Add some hot glue to the bottom of the unicorn horn, then gently hold it into place on top of the letter E

12. Glue two purple artificial rose heads to each side of the clay unicorn horn.

13. Cut out 4 unicorn ear pieces. You will need two larger outer ear pieces and two smaller inner ear pieces.

14. Glue the inner, smaller, ear pieces onto the middle of the larger outer ear pieces. Then, glue the ear pieces to the back of the initial E on each side of the clay unicorn horn.

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How to Make a Winter Snow Globe

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes, plus 48 hours for glue to dry
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Soft Iridescent Fake Snow
Artificial Snow
Bottle brush tree
E6000 glue
Sandpaper
Clear acrylic snow globe jar
Water

Things to do:
1. Using sandpaper, sand the bottom of the bottle brush tree and the base sealer surface you’re going to attach it to. (The sealer is the plastic piece that fits just inside the jar opening.)

2. Place E6000 glue on the bottom of the bottle brush tree.

3. Attach the tree to the base, centering it as best you can. Allow it to dry for 24 hours.

4. Add a few pinches of iridescent snow to the globe jar.

5. Add a few pinches of artificial snow to the globe jar. (Be careful, as the snow can get quite messy!)

6. Add water to the globe jar, filling it to the top. Note that if you’re using a bottle brush tree, the green of the tree may turn the water a bit green.

7. Add a layer of E6000 glue around the sealer.

8. Place the sealer inside the water-filled globe jar. Tip: We rested the globe jar on the lid while we completed this step so that the globe jar did not tip over. Allow the lid to dry for 24 hours.

9. Once the glue is dry, screw the jar lid onto the jar. Place the jar upright, resting on the lid. Tip: You may need to remove excess glue from the outside of the sealer in order to screw on the lid.

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Wintry Unicorn Terrarium Tutorial


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Micro mini unicorn pick
Glass terrarium
Reindeer moss
Green bottle brush tree
Mulberry wine bottle brush tree
Artificial snow

Things to do:
1. Break up a few clumps of reindeer moss, then place it along the bottom of the glass. Spread the moss evenly.

2. Add bottle brush trees of your choice, pushing the trees into the moss to secure them. We added three green bottle brush trees and two mulberry wine bottle brush trees, placing the tallest trees in the back of the terrarium.

3. Grab the unicorn pick. Bend the wire to the side.

4. Push the unicorn’s wire into the moss to secure the unicorn.

5. Grab a pinch of artificial snow with your fingers. Be careful, as the snow can get a little messy and fly everywhere. Sprinkle the snow inside the terrarium, covering everything with snow as evenly as possible.

6. If you’re having problems reaching the back of the terrarium, sprinkle the snow through the holes in the top of the terrarium.

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DIY Gold and Pink Ombre ‘Love’ Letters Decor


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: 10+

Things you will need:
Love Letters DIY Kit
Bubblegum Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Champagne Extra Fine Glitter
Champagne Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Metallic Craft Paints
Fuchsia Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray

Things to do:
1. Paint the bottom third of the unfinished wooden letter L with the Champagne Martha Stewart Paint.

2. Approximately a third of the way up, also paint the unfinished letters V and E with the Champagne paint. Set aside to dry.

3. Once the champagne paint is dry, paint the middle third of each letter with the fuchsia Apple Barrel acrylic paint. Set letters aside to dry.

4. Once the fuschia paint is dry, paint the top third of the unfinished wooden letters with the cameo pink Apple Barrel acrylic paint. Set letter aside to dry.

5. Once letters are dry, cover the cameo pink paint portion of the letter L with Mod Podge.

6. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter of the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with other two letters.

8. Once the blush pink glitter is dry, brush a layer of Mod Podge onto the fuschia pink portion of the letter L. I added little smudges above the straight line to mix the glitter colors slightly.

9. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Bubble Gum Pink Extra Fine Glitter of the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 with other two letters.

11. Once the bubble pink pink glitter is dry, brush a layer of Mod Podge onto the champagne paint portion of the letter L. I added little smudges above the straight line to mix the glitter colors slightly again.

12. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Champagne Extra Fine Glitter of the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.

13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 with other two letters.
14. Once all letters are dry, in a well ventilated area, spray the letters with the Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray. This will help the glitter from falling off.

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DIY Ombre Wine Cork Heart


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: 10+ with adult supervision

Things you need:
Wine Corks
Red Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Fuchsia Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Bubblegum Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Garnet Extra Fine Glitter

Things to do:
1. Heat up the glue gun
2. Align the wine corks in a heart shape on a drawn or printed off heart shape. If you would like to make your heart in a more perfect shape, then trace heart onto a piece of cardboard, then glue the corks directly to the cardboard. I wanted more imperfect heart shape.

3. With hot glue, glue together the front two pieces of the heart.

4. Continue glueing the rounded top heart pieces to each side of the two front pieces.

5. Then glueing along the edges of the heart, loosely following the drawn or printed off heart. Start adding pieces to the inside of the heart.

6. Continue filling in heart with wine corks, then end when the heart corks in a point.

7. Paint the bottom third of the wine corks with red paint.

8. Paint the middle corks with the fuschia paint.

9. Paint the top corks with the cameo pink paint

10. Brush Mod Podge onto a few of the painted red wine corks.

11. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the garnet glitter over the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter.
12. Fold the piece of paper in half and pour the excess glitter back into the container.

13. Randomly choose a few of the fuschia painted corks and brush on Mod Podge. Then pour on the bubblegum glitter. Shake off excess glitter, then pour excess glitter back into the container.

14. Randomly choose a few of the cameo pink painted corks and brush on Mod Podge. Then pour on the blush pink glitter. Shake off excess glitter, then pour excess glitter back into the container.

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DIY Pink and Gold Ombre Glittered Wine Bottle


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time.
Age range: Adults

Things you will need:
Wine Bottle
Bubblegum Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Champagne Extra Fine Glitter
Mod Podge
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray

Things to do:
1. Cover the top third of the wine bottle with a layer of Mod Podge all the way around.

2. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter over the Mod Podge. Since the blush pink color is such a light color, I added two coats of Mod Podge and glitter to the top of the wine bottle. Shake off any excess glitter.
3. Fold paper in half and pour glitter back into the container.

4. Brush a layer Mod Podge onto the middle third of the wine bottle.

5. Over a paper lined container, pour the Champagne Extra Fine Glitter over the Mod Podge layer. I poured a little bit of champagne glitter on the bottom of the blush pink glitter layer as well, so the colors would blend well together. Shake off excess glitter. I only needed one coat of glitter with the champagne glitter. Set aside bottle to dry.
6. Fold paper in half and pour glitter back into the container.

7. Once the blush pink layer is glitter is dry (so you are able to the hold to wine bottle by the top), brush on a layer of Mod Podge to the bottom third of the wine bottle.

8. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Bubble Gum Pink Extra Fine Glitter over the Mod Podge. Again, I poured a little bit of bubble gum pink glitter on the bottom of the champagne glitter layer as well to blend the colors. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside wine bottle to dry.
9. Fold paper in half and pour glitter back into the container.
10. Once the wine bottle is dry, in a well ventilated area spray the bottle with the Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray. This will help keep the glitter from falling off. I, once, decided to add glitter to a champagne bottle as gift for a friend hosting a New Year’s Eve party. Except, I did not add a sealant for the glitter and glitter was all over her house. (Sorry Sarah!) So, do not skip this step.

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Vintage-Inspired Valentine Paper Pipe Cleaner Dolls + Free Printable

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Using vintage Valentine’s, create retro inspired pipe cleaner dolls, that are perfect for a vintage flair in your seasonal decor, great for gifts, ornaments or attaching to your Valentine gift packages!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30+ minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Vintage valentines or printable artwork
Bumpy pipe cleaners
Cupcake liners
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Rick rack and various embellishments **optional

Things to do:
1. Create a stick body using your pipe cleaners. We prefer a thicker body, which is made doubling up on pipe cleaners for each piece, and twisting ends to keep them together. (see photos)
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2. Once your body is created and shaped to your liking, fold your cupcake liner into a triangular shape (see photo), and cut a small slit at the top point–just large enough to slip your pipe cleaner body through.
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3. Slip your cupcake liner over the body, and to the waist of your pipe cleaner doll.
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4. Lay your cupcake liner flat, creating the look of a pleated skirt. Use your hot glue, to glue it into place.
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5. Add your body parts–head, signs, or any embellishments you like, and do your best to place them in a way to make it look as natural as possible. A great way to hide your pipe cleaner, and create a nicer looking doll, is to use extra embellishments to areas that don’t look as nice polished. Tip: We used pipe cleaner to create a halo type hanger to our dolls, to fashion hangable ornaments.
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DIY XOXO Vase Decor


Looking for an easy and chic Valentine’s Day decor craft? Well, you are in the right place! Here is how to make your own XOXO Vase Decor:

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time
Age range: 10+ with adult supervision

Things you will need:
Decorative Glass Vase
Bubblegum Pink Extra Fine Glitter
2 Unfinished Wooden Letter “X”
2 Unfinished Wooden Letter “O”
Unfinished Wooden Hearts
Fuchsia Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Ebony Extra Fine Glitter
Black Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
Sticks

Things to do:
1. Start by painting an unfinished wooden X with the fuschia paint, focusing on the outside edges.

2. Repeat step 1 with the second X and the unfinished wooden hearts. One coat of paint should be sufficient, as they will be covered with glitter. If using a lighter color, the edges may need additional coats of paint. Set aside to dry.

3. Paint an unfinished wooden O with the black paint, focusing again on the edges.

4. Paint the second letter O with the black, then set them both aside to dry.

5. My daughter had fun collecting sticks from the yard for the XOXO Vase project. Decide, which sticks to use by arranging them in the vase. Clean sticks with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.

6. Brush on an even coat of Mod Podge over the entire branch, except the very bottom.

7. Hold the bottom of the stick, without Mod Podge. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Ebony Extra Fine Glitter over the Mod Podge. Shake up excess glitter. Touch up any empty spots by adding more Mod Podge and glitter. Shake off glitter again and set aside to dry.

8. Brush Mod Podge on the top of each unfinished wooden letter “O”.

9. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Ebony Extra Fine Glitter over the Mod Podge on each letter O. Shake off excess glitter.
10. Fold paper in half and pour glitter back into the container.

11. Brush Mod Podge on the top of each unfinished wooden letter “X”.

12. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Fuschia Extra Fine Glitter over the Mod Podge on each letter X. Shake off excess glitter.

13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 with the unfinished wooden hearts. Set all items aside to dry.
14. Fold paper in half and pour glitter back into the container.

15. Add a small amount of hot glue to the tip of a branch.

16. Then, place a glittered heart onto the glue. Hold for a few seconds until the glue starts to step. Repeat step 15 and 16 with each branch.

17. Add hot glue to each inside edge of the glittered X.

18. Press and hold the letter O to the letter X. Repeat with second letter X and O.

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