Do you love magical, mystical creatures? I sure do. My hubby always tells me I spend way too much time in that fairy tale world inside my head. He’s probably right, and the fairies would agree 😀 Whenever I have a gap, you’ll find me making teeny, tiny creations in the hope that I can capture a little of that enchantment in the real world. And this easy wall-mounted unicorn light is one of those creations.

Add a touch of magic to any room with the beautiful DIY wall mounted unicorn light. Get the easy to follow tutorial and cutting template @ A Crafty Mix

By no means is it teeny, tiny. The finished unicorn light measures 28 cm x 33 cm (excluding the horn). But it does add a little magic to any room.

Add a touch of magic to any room with the beautiful DIY wall mounted unicorn light. Get the easy to follow tutorial and cutting template @ A Crafty Mix

And we all need more of that in the world.

Add a touch of magic to any room with the beautiful DIY wall mounted unicorn light. Get the easy to follow tutorial and cutting template @ A Crafty Mix

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What you need

For the unicorn

  • Free, unicorn cutting template
  • Wood that’s at least 28 cm (10 1/4″) wide and 1 cm (3/8″) thick
  • 80 and 100-grit sandpaper
  • Wood Glue
  • Long pile, shaggy fur, wool, or cheap costume wig (optional)
  • Slotted keyhole hanger for mounting
  • Two Screws
  • Air dry clay
  • Paint in a color of your choice
Scale up the wall mounted unicorn light template and print out

Light

  • Pendant light fitting
  • Low wattage bulb

Tools

  • Jigsaw
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Wooden spade drill bit (optional depending on how thick your electrical cord is)

How to make a wall-mounted unicorn light

Print out the free cutting template and resize it to twice the size. I used Block Poster to enlarge mine, and you can download the already-resized image here. Alternatively, you can scan the template and print it out to 200% of its original size.

If you're using block poster to scale the unicorn template, stick the pages together

Mark where to cut a hole to fit the light-fitting cable you’ll be using.  Use the pattern as a guide to cut to the unicorn head shape from your wood.  Depending on the thickness of your wood, you may need to cut two. My wood is 10 mm thick, which is a bit flimsy for something like this.

Use a jig saw to cut out the unicorn head

Glue the two head shapes together and clamp down firmly.

Glue the two cut heads together

Clean up any excess glue and wait for it to dry. Sand the unicorn starting with 80-grit sandpaper and moving up to 120-grit.

Wipe away any excess glue and sand smooth

Drill a hole that’s big enough to fit the pendant light cable through. 

Drill a hole that's big enough for the cable

Test fit the cable and adjust, if necessary, before painting the wooden unicorn head.

Check that the hole is wide enough for the cable
Paint the unicorn head white

To hang the unicorn, I used a slotted keyhole hanger. It’s such a clever little invention and makes hanging something like the wall-mounted unicorn light a breeze. The only keyhole hangers I could find in my stash were a little wider than the width of the unicorn head. Easy enough to solve. Just cut the excess away with a hack saw and drill two new holes. 

Use a hacksaw to make the slotted hanger smaller

Place the slotted keyhole hanger on the back of the unicorn head and pencil in the keyhole shape. Use an 8mm wooden drill bit to make two holes. One at the top and the other at the bottom of the penciled keyhole shape. Wobble the drill up and down to clean out the piece between the two holes so you end up with one long hole. 

Position the slotted hanger and drill the holes for the screws

Screw the slotted keyhole hanger over the long hole.

Screw the slotted hanger into the back of the unicorn's head

Making the Unicorn Horn

To make the unicorn horn, I used air-dry clay. You can also make a horn from moldable plastic. If you’re using air-dry clay, you’ll need about a handful. Knead the clay into a ball, so it’s soft and pliable. Roll the clay ball in a long worm shape that tapers towards the top.

Roll a worm shape that tapers towards on end

Cut the tapered worm shape in half lengthwise.

Cut the worm shape in half length-wise

Roll to smooth.

Roll the worm shapes

Starting at the bottom fat end, twist the worm shapes together to form a horn.

Twist the clay worm shapes together

Using the unicorn head template, place the horn on the unicorn’s forehead and trim it at an angle.

Use the printed unicorn template to slice away the horn

Smooth the horn with a little water and insert a toothpick in the bottom. If your toothpicks aren’t very strong, you can insert a nail instead.

Insert a toothpick in the bottom of the unicorn horn

Leave the air-dry clay horn to dry. I usually put my clay creations between two pieces of wax paper. It does take a little longer to dry but minimizes cracks. Once the horn is completely cured, paint it white. Brush on a layer of mod podge and sprinkle liberally with glitter.

Paint the clay horn and add a little mod podge

Add a second layer of mod podge to seal after the first layer dries.

Sprinkle on a little white glitter

Drill a hole in the unicorn’s forehead, and test fit the horn.

Drill a small hole on the unicorn's forehead and insert the horn

Put the horn to one side for a moment so you don’t stab your eye out while working on the next bit – making the ears 😉

Making the ears

To make the ears, you can either cut them out of wood or use craft foam. I wanted my ears to bend, so I took the easy way out and used craft foam. Cut four craft foam ear shapes and glue a thin piece of wire on two of the ears.  

Glue craft wire to one of the ears

Glue one wired ear to one unwired ear.

Glue the ear shapes together

Line up points A and B of the ears as shown below and put a small drop of glue on the bottom, and press firmly together.

Glue the bottom of the ears together

Repeat for the other ear. Trim the ears to neaten them up. Drill a hole on either side of the unicorn head and insert the wire.

Drill a hole on either side of the unicorn light

Bend the ears until you’re happy. I found that white craft foam tends to look dirty, and it’s not easy to wipe clean, so I gave my ears a coat of acrylic paint.

Adding a mane

This part is optional, but it does add to the whole unicorn vibe. Place a cheap costume wig on the unicorn’s head and style the hair mane around the horn and ears.

You can glue the wig down, but to make the wall-mounted unicorn light easier to dust, I just draped the wig over her head. That way, I can take it off and give it a good shake when needed. Trim the sides of the wig so it doesn’t come into contact with the bulb.

Add the unicorn mane

Wiring up the wall-mounted unicorn light

I’m not an electrician, so this part is best done by someone who knows about currents and stuff. Lucky for me my hubby understands those things. Suffice it to say before wiring this baby up, you need to thread the electrical cord through the hole in the unicorn’s mouth. Attach the light bulb holder to one end.

Thread the wire through the hole before adding the light bulb

Add a plug on the other end.

Wire up the plug

I did find this online video that will help make the wiring up a bit a little easier.

Add a touch of magic to any room with the beautiful DIY wall mounted unicorn light. Get the easy to follow tutorial and cutting template @ A Crafty Mix

Me, I’m going to stick with what I know.

Add a touch of magic to any room with the beautiful DIY wall mounted unicorn light. Get the easy to follow tutorial and cutting template @ A Crafty Mix

Magical creatures…..

Add a touch of magic to any room with the beautiful DIY wall mounted unicorn light. Get the easy to follow tutorial and cutting template @ A Crafty Mix

And mythical beings 😉

Add a touch of magic to any room with the beautiful DIY wall mounted unicorn light. Get the easy to follow tutorial and cutting template @ A Crafty Mix

What do you think? Would you make this easy unicorn light?

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For the Unicorn

60 Pieces Round Keyhole Hangers Metal Keyhole Hanger with 120 Pieces Mounting Screws Keyhole Hanger for Mirror Picture Frames
AneShe 32' Fascinating Long Curly Hair Wig Costume Cosplay Party Wigs (White)
Craftsmart Natural Air-Dry Clay, White, 10lbs – All-Purpose Modeling Clay for Sculpting, Hand Modeling and Throwing, Non-Toxic,10114031

Lights and Fittings

Sale Pendant Light Vintage Hemp Rope, MQ Chandelier Pendant Light Single Head 8.2FT Lantern Cable E26 E27 Socket Plug in Hanging Lighting Fixture for Farmhouse Restaurant Bar Room Bedrooms Decoration
Edison Bulbs, DORESshop Vintage Edison Light Bulbs 40 Watt, Incandescent Light Bulbs, T45, 110-130 Volts, E26/E27 Base Dimmable Decorative Antique Filament Light Bulbs, Amber Glass, Warm White, 4 Pack
E26 E27 Light Sockets, 8 Packs Edison Period Retro Style Pendant Lamp Holder, DIY E26 E27 Medium Screw Light Holder, Maximum Wattage 100W Heat Resistant Up to 80℃ Fire Resistant
32.8ft 18/2 Twisted Electric Rope Light Cord, Antique Industrial Electrical Wire,Natural Hemp Rope Covered Wire Vintage Style Lamp Cord Strands UL Listed (TwTisted Hemp Rope) (Round Hemp Rope)

Or if you prefer to buy rather than DIY

Unicorn LED Night Light Decorative Marquee Signs Light-Wall Decoration for Living Room,Bedroom,Home, Christmas,Party as Kids Gift (Battery Operated) (Colorful Unicorn Head)
XIYUNTE Unicorn Neon Sign with Switch, Novelty LED Unicorn Light for Girls Room, USB Powered Unicorn Neon Lights for Bedroom, Kids Room, Party, Girls Gift
Pooqla Remote Control 3D Rainbow Unicorn Color Changing Unicorn Lamp Girls Night Light with Diamond Light Bulb, Unicorn Birthday Gifts Party Supply – Big Eye Unicorn Head Colorful Glow

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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