On a recent rainy Saturday, I spent the day with my unicorn-obsessed niece and we had the best time making a unicorn dreamcatcher together. It’s now beautifully displayed on the back of her bedroom door, helping to catch all of her childhood dreams.
With some advance prep work, such as pre-wrapping the foam floral wreath and pre-cutting all the ribbons, this craft would also be a fun activity at a school-age or older unicorn-themed birthday party.
In advance of her visit I stocked up on all the supplies we’d need at my local Dollar Tree.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Foam Floral Wreath
- Decorative Mesh (One Spool per Dreamcatcher)
- 5-6 Stems of Faux Flowers (Varying Flower Types and Colors)
- Spools of Ribbon in Assorted Colors (6-8 spools per dreamcatcher)
- Glitter Deco Tape in Gold
- Flower Shaped Jewels
- Construction Paper
- Tacky Glue®
- Gold Glitter Glue
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)
Follow Along Step-by-Step:
- We started by putting together a few different color combinations of decorative mesh and faux flowers and decided to use turquoise blue decorative mesh with pink, yellow and purple faux flowers. We completely wrapped the foam floral wreath with the turquoise blue decorative mesh, securing the ends with hot glue.
- We then planned where we wanted each of the faux floral buds to be on our wreath. Using the pointed end of the scissors I carefully pierced a hole through the decorative mesh and about ¼” into the foam wreath. We filled the hole with hot glue and inserted the faux floral bud and repeated this process for each flower, left to right.
- Next, we used white and red construction paper and cut out the unicorn’s horn and ears. We used Tacky Glue® to glue the red ear on top of the white ears and detailed them with gold glitter glue. For some added sparkle to our unicorn’s horn, we covered the construction paper horn with gold glitter deco tape. We then secured the unicorn’s horn and ears to the top of our foam wreath using Tacky Glue®.
- While the glue dried a bit, we cut our assorted ribbons into sections that were approximately 3-4 feet in length. We wrapped and wove a few of our sheer ribbons around the floral wreath to make the dreamcatcher and secured the ends with hot glue on the back of the wreath.
- Next, we looped the remaining ribbons through the wreath and secured each with a loop knot.
- To finish, we added a few flower shaped jewels to match the ribbon colors and secured them with hot glue. And just like the magic of a unicorn, we were finished!
My niece now has a beautiful bedroom decoration to catch all of her dreams and I have the memory of a fun-filled afternoon together.