My favorite form of inspiration is shopping. There are a handful of stores I can wander around where inspiration always hits. A few weeks ago I was shopping at At Home for a totally different post (which will hopefully go live soon!) when I spotted a unicorn headband. Cue the inspiration lightbulb! I must make unicorn pumpkins!
I grabbed the headband and headed back to their seasonal section. I found the perfect plain white pumpkin ready for a magical makeover.
I used my heat gun to melt the glue that was holding everything together on the headband. It’s a bit of a messy process-expect your fingers to get covered in glue. You’ll also need to be super careful. Heat guns can burn you-and they will melt plastics and other synthetic materials if you get them too close. No heat gun? No problem! Try using your hair dryer. It will take a bit longer to melt the glue and little flowers might go flying, so…each tool has their advantages and disadvantages.
After deconstructing the headband, I used hot glue to reassemble everything on top of the pumpkin.
I grabbed a black paint pen and I totally considered free-handing the eyes. Then I remembered what my attempts at bold eyeliner look like and decided to trace a bottle cap instead.
It turned out totally cute, and it only took a few minutes!
If you can’t find the unicorn headband at an At Home store, look in the Halloween section of your favorite discount or craft stores. You could also recreate the look with a few inexpensive floral stems, some felt for ears, and a DIY horn made of glue, rope, and glitter!
Want to save this easy unicorn pumpkin for later? Click the photo below to add to Pinterest!