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This super fun Unicorn Pumpkin craft is great for kids. It’s also perfect if you’re looking to combine Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness décor! Check out my amazing trick using up-cycled material for the mane. You’ll never guess where it came from!
My theme this year for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Believe in a Cure, with an emphasis on unicorns. If you missed my article on how this came to be, read about Why I believe in Unicorns here.
As a breast cancer survivor, I didn’t want to fill my yard with traditional scary Halloween décor featuring ghoulish undead creatures and things. Kinda like Bob Ross, I wanted to paint my yard with “pretty little clouds”….ok not really, but it sounds good. You get the idea. Pretty things over scary things. And of course…..unicorns….just go back and read my old post—it’s a good one, I swear.
So when I came across this Unicorn Pumpkin craft from Michaels, I got super excited.
It fit perfectly with my theme and I knew my girls would go crazy over it!
(Which they did!)
How to Make a Magical Unicorn Pumpkin
For the complete supply list and instructions, visit Michaels.com. (This link will take you directly to the Unicorn Pumpkin craft on the Michael’s website.) I’ve also included the Michael’s video on how to create the Unicorn Pumpkin right below.
Here are some tips from my personal experience:
I accidentally bought the larger size pumpkin, so the ears provided in the template were too small. I ended up making my ears 3″ wide and it worked really well.
Then in order to adhere the ears to the pumpkin, you’ll need to create ½ “ tabs.
Here’s a better view of the tab.
Apply your hot glue to these tabs when you’re ready to attach them to the pumpkin.
My Big Upcycle Secret to make the Unicorn Mane:
I grabbed an old ripped-up tutu from my girl’s giveaway bag and cut out the tulle!
Voila! Upcycled craft supply!
Can I get a Woot Woot! #MomWin
Now, I was originally going to make a glamorous pumpkin and wrap it in the tulle, but then I realized the edging on this tulle reminded me of a fancy braided horse mane! So I used the tulle on this unicorn pumpkin craft instead.
(Don’t worry if you don’t have any tulle, the instructions from Michael’s actually calls for multi-colored yarn.)
OK, in this picture it looks more like a bridal veil, but in person it does look a little bit like a mane when bunched together.
So, to apply the tulle, I just wrapped it around the pumpkin stem.
How to Make the Unicorn Horn:
I cut strips out of the gold glitter foam paper and twirled it. I actually made 2 sizes–the first was about 1/2 inch wide, and it was really small. So then I cut a wider strip, attached it to the bottom of the skinny horn, and twirled away creating a wider bottom. The video above from Michael’s demonstrates how to do this. Then, I slipped it over the pumpkin stem and it fit perfectly.
Well, what do you think? Pretty magical, right?
And it wasn’t too complicated.
Wanna see how my whole Breast Cancer /Think Pink Front Yard Decor turned out?
Until next time…
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!