Obviously…I didn’t just get my friend a card for her birthday. I also got her a matching unicorn head! Time to make a giant hot pink unicorn head. She’s a teacher so her classroom was the perfect place to hang some quirky wall decor. Who doesn’t want to stare at hot pink unicorn wall decor all day?
We had been browsing around online looking for her deer head project (which looked kinda creepy to me). I think its the eyeballs that freak me out. The unicorn was way less creepy maybe because he/she’s magical. Magically awesome. We found a few on Etsy that were spray painted and selling for hundreds of dollars. HUNDREDS. That’s crazy to me. This project was A LOT less. Still not cheap, but you pay a premium for magic.
Here’s what you’ll need to get your own hot pink (or whatever color you want) unicorn head wall art:
- Unicorn head (obviously)
- Spray Paint Primer
- Pink Spray Paint (Pink Glow)
- Tacky Glue
- Extra Fine Gold Glitter
- 4-5 Trash Bags/Floor covering
We started by laying down trash bags to catch any overspray during painting. We may or may not have been successful with that. We used 2 trash bags, but I recommend 4 just to be sure. Also maybe don’t spray paint onto the trash bags, walk on it, then walk on the uncovered part of the floor. Oops.
We started with a white primer to even out the dark areas of the unicorn head. Also to cover the super creepy eyes. We sprayed a thin coat for quick drying time and no drips/streaking. At this point, it looked like a horse with a rectangular hole in its forehead.
While the primer was drying, we decided to glitter up the horn because, everything can always use more glitter. We started by laying down another trash bag on a table. Next, we applied streaks of craft glue along the horn and smeared it into all the nooks and crannies with our fingers (rather, my friend’s fingers).
Next, it was time for glitter. We used a fine glitter and started dumping it all over the horn. Don’t worry about all the glitter that doesn’t make it onto the horn. We just dumped it all back into the glitter container when we were done. Glitter recycling.
To let it dry, we leaned it up against the wall. Can you tell we did this in her classroom? We don’t put owl borders in our homes. Not cute for home…super cute for a classroom.
Now that the primer was dry on the unicorn head, it was time for hot pink spray paint. We did sprayed about three thin coats to cover all of the white primer and to get a true hot pink color. Also, we made sure to get it at every angle. You’d be surprised how many angles are on this thing (behind the ears, under the jaw, nostrils, list goes on…).
Here’s what it looked like after three coats.
And now our unicorn head was ready to be reunited with its newly glittered horn. The dry time was about 1-2 hours for the spray paint and horn.
Now it was ready for the wall. The head comes with a hole in the back for hanging. We hammered a nail into the wall and hung it up!