In my neck of the woods unicorns and dream catchers are all the rage right now, so this easy DIY unicorn dream catcher craft makes an awesome birthday gift! We actually had 2 birthday parties the same weekend. One was themed unicorns the other dream catchers. My kids and I gathered up supplies from the craft box and started on these unicorn crafts!
The kids really wanted to make something from the heart rather than buy a gift for these two special friends. After searching the internet for unicorn crafts and dream catcher crafts, we found a few pictures but no instructions on how to craft one of these beauties. We raided the craft box and got started. First we used a wooden embroidery hoop. I opted to use a 5 inch hoop, but you can use any size. Check for these when you go to 2nd hand stores or you can get a set of them* on Amazon.
Then use yarn, thread, embroidery floss, whatever you have to cover the wooden hoop. You may use a dab of hot glue to keep it in place if needs be. I just tied ours and it worked just fine. Wrap the yarn around the hoop.
Wrap it tightly. Once it is all wrapped, tie again or use a dab of hot glue to keep it in place.
I loved that the yard we had on hand was pink and fuzzy! We had purchased it at the 2nd hand store last summer for a craft for $1 and some left over! Next, it’s time to make the dream catcher part. Using a colored embroidery floss of your choice criss-cross it to look like a dream catcher. Use a dab of hot glue to make it stay in place on the back.
Time to Decorate your Unicorn Dream Catcher!
This is where the fun begins and the sky is the limit! We had some jewel ribbon and glued it to the back of the dream catcher. Cutting a few jewels off, we attached them to the dream catcher part.
We pulled out a few different ribbons that we had on hand in my sewing stash. I had picked these up at an estate sale a few years ago and paid 10 cents for a whole grocery sack full of them! We chose the white and gold lace.
Time to turn it into a Unicorn Dream Catcher!
Now that it was all decorated it was time to incorporate the unicorn part! I didn’t have any gold paper, so I used some hot glue and glitter on a piece of purple card stock.
TA-DA! A DIY unicorn dream catcher! So fun, super cute, and all the rage right now! This would be such a fun easy craft to do to fill time at a birthday party and would be a fun send home memento!
Ella loved her unicorn dream catcher! We followed the same steps to make one for Jackalynn, We all call her Jack for short. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity with this fun craft! If you make one, let me know in the comments how yours turned out! Happy crafting!