Unicorns and rainbow glitter. Yes, Please! I love unicorn home decor, but it’s difficult to fit into traditional home decor.
There’s just something mystical about them that sparks that inner child. Unicorn Love.
I have to say I’m slightly obsessed with unicorns that’s why I couldn’t resist this DIY Unicorn Mason Jar. It’s just so adorable.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are unicorns just about everywhere anymore. Right?!?
I couldn’t find one that really fit into my home decor though, so I decided to make my own. This one specifically is going to end up holding my paint brushes for my DIY/craft projects. Which is perfect as they are rainbow colors. Some day I’ll have my magical craft room to place it in.( A girl can dream!) LOL!
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DIY Unicorn Mason Jar!
Supplies Needed to make the best unicorn mason jar
mason jar or any plain jar(I picked up one from Hobby Lobby- love that simplicity of it- nice and smooth)
acrylic paint white, black and gold
high gloss modge podge
fake flowers(enough to go around the rim of the the mason jar lid)
1 piece of card stock or any piece of thicker paper
hot glue gun and glue sticks
foam sponge brush
small paint brush
2 paper plates
How to Make an Adorable DIY Unicorn Mason Jar
let’s get started
To start with you will need the mason jar or jar of your choosing. Here’s the one I loved from Hobby Lobby. It has a super smooth/ flat surface which is perfect for painting on.
Next I took off the lid and placed the empty jar on a paper plate.
Paint the mason jar white or pastel color of choice
I then took white acrylic paint and placed that on my additional paper plate for my paints.
Using the foam sponge brush I added a coat of white acrylic paint to the outside of the jar. I skipped the rim where the lid screws on and the very bottom of the jar as these areas are not visible.
Allow to dry
Then allow to dry.
add a second coat of acrylic paint
I waited about 20 minutes and applied a second coat of white acrylic paint. Then allowed that to dry for about 20 minutes.
add a coat of high gloss modge podge over the acrylic paint
Next, I added a coat of high gloss modge podge over the white acrylic paint and allowed that to dry the same.
allow to dry
Add unicorn eyelashes
Once all layers are dry including the modge podge it’s time to paint on your unicorns eyelashes. Practice painting them on the plate first to get comfortable with the brush width etc. Try to space them evenly and where you think the eyelashes should be. They were a little tricky, but really just personal preference. Anyway you like is perfect.
Make the unicorn glitter horn and white ears
While the first coat of white acrylic paint was drying I took the piece of card stock and painted a gold square about 6 inches by 6 inches and a white strip about 2 inches by 2 inches. I allowed them to dry as well for about 20 minutes. These will become your unicorn horn and ears. See pic below.
Coat the card stock for the unicorn horn and ears with a layer of high gloss modge podge add glitter to wet modge podge if desired
Once the gold square was dry I added a layer of high gloss modge podge and coated the wet modge podge with gold glitter. I then allowed it to dry.
to finish prepping the ears
I cut out 2 identical(by folding the strip in half and cutting both at the same time) triangle ears from the dry white 2×2 strip and set them aside.
create a floral unicorn head band
Now ,it was time to begin the flower rim for the top of the jar. I simple cut off fake flowers from a stem of fake flowers. I choose to use multiple flowers(types and colors, but it’s up to you)
You will begin to glue(using a hot glue gun) the flowers on the outer rim of the jar lid. See pic below.
Keep them close enough when gluing that you do not see the jar lid on the side.(see below)
Continue until the entire outer side of the jar lid is covered in a complete circle with flowers.
finish the glitter unicorn horn
By now your glitter 6×6 square should be about dry. Add an additional coat of just high gloss modge podge. This will seal the glitter so it’s not falling off everywhere later. Allow to dry for about an hour or more as you have quite a few layers on the paper and you want this to be nice and stiff when you make your unicorn horn out of it.
Once dry cut the glitter square out of the paper and trim it to desired size for your horn. I believe mine ended up about 4 inches by 4 inches but it’s your preference depending on how prominent you would like your unicorn horn to be.
To create the horn simply roll the glitter square into a cone shape and using your hot glue gun, glue the horn into it’s shape. NOTE: this will not work if your gold glitter paper is not completely dry.
create an edge on the ears and horn to attach them to the floral halo
Once your unicorn horn has been turned into a cone fold the bottom edge out slightly to give yourself a place to be able to hot glue the horn to the flower coated mason jar lid. Fold the ears out on the bottom as well to create a ledge to allow them to be glued on with hot glue too. See pic below.
Pro tip NOTE:
Before gluing them in place on the mason jar lid, put the lid on the jar correctly and then mark where the ears and horn need to be glued. If you skip this step you will end up with your horn and ears not aligning correctly with your unicorns eyes.
Your almost done!
Choose if you want the jar open or closed
Now, do you want the top open on closed. I choose open as I want to store paint brushes in mine for organization, but either way is perfect.
Here’s the finished project!
Completed DIY Unicorn Mason jar
DIY Unicorn Mason Jar!
I love it open with my DIY/craft paint brushes inside and organized. It makes every project seem just a tad bit more magical.
Here’s with the lid closed.
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