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We’re getting close to single digit days until Halloween and I’ve still yet to get my decor up! I think I’ve truly mastered the art of procrastinating. So, this weekend, instead of working on important things like cleaning the house, finishing my latest DIY, or putting up decor, Macie and I went on a little mommy-daughter date instead. I happen to think that’s way more important anyway. We snuck out for a little while to see My Little Pony: The Movie. I’ll tell you, these aren’t the ponies I remember from my childhood, but it was still pretty cute and she loved it.
Turns out, all we needed was a little unicorn magic…
Inspired by our weekend movie getaway, Macie and I decided to tackle a little of the Halloween decor with a fun Unicorn Pumpkin project. Though to be honest, I hate carving pumpkins. It’s such a pain to clean them, deal with all the mess, and use those little carving sets, just to inevitably end up with a rotting pumpkin on your doorstep. We went with a little less traditional pumpkin and a way less messy version and bought these super cute white (and fake!) pumpkins at Target.
We did this project for under $20!
I have a ridiculous amount of crafty leftovers from other projects, so the pumpkins were the only thing we needed to buy at $8 each. We started by making the unicorn horns. I was struggling a bit with how to build the horn so my husband came to my aid with an idea for a simple cone. He traced two circles on a heavy sheet of cardstock, using a small plate, and drew a line running halfway through the center of each circle.
I went to work cutting out the circles and then down the center line which allowed us to then twist the cardstock into a cone shape and I simply taped it in place. So easy! I made the cones wide enough at the base so that they would fit over the pumpkin stem and then used a leftover piece of a glittery gold mesh fabric sheet to cover each cone, attaching with hot glue.
Once the flowers were in place, it was super quick and easy from there. Using a black Sharpie paint pen, I drew lashes for the eyes and then used a round sponge brush and pink craft paint for the cheeks.
These are seriously so cute!
And so much prettier and easier than carving an actual pumpkin! No carving, no mess (other than maybe a little hot glue!) and so adorable and unique! Just look how cute these three little pumpkins are!
- White Pumpkin (an alternate option on Amazon)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gold Mesh Fabric Sheet
- Silk Flowers
- Black Paint Pen
- Pink Craft Paint
- Round Sponge Brush