Last week had a unicorn theme, as I was attending a party thrown by a fellow unicorn-lover who needed cheering up. (MOPS is a really douchey program, and apparently if you work for them you can't be gay)

Of course, she needed a unicorn horn.

unicorn horn

It's simple - carved floral foam again, mod podged and painted with acrylics, then pod podged to the backside of a zebra print ribbon.

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As I was unsure I'd complete the horn in time, I scrambled to complete some simpler unicorns as well. One such project was a unicorn magnet.

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It's just cardstock, glued to a magnet and cut out in the shape of a unicorn. I used a mix of gelly roll pens and sharpies to colour it.

I also had to throw in a unicorn in a lightbulb.

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It's just a cardstock unicorn, coloured with sharpies and acrylics, inserted in a hollowed out lightbulb.

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This week, I made some belts I'm not bothering to picture (they were too simple) and a couple other projects too.

I painted a bandana. Simple bandana from a craft store, painted with standard acrylics.

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It's supposed to be a Fail Bee, so it's flying upside down.

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My other project was a bit more urgent. I had to make a hat for a Halloween costume. I'm going as Merlin from the BBC series.

So here's a picture of the hat I wanted to duplicate.

hat sample

I know I fucked it up. It's got way less of a bucket hat to it, because combining the materials I'd collected based on pictures from the wrong angle was tricky.

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The gold button is covering the stitches, superglue, hot glue, and ends of feathers.

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The feathers involved include green and red ostrich feathers, as well as peacock feathers.

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The ribbon is only anchored in place with a couple stitches, but the design on it is hand-painted so I'm not feeling like such a slacker.

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Yeah, the back looks shitty. So look at the right side again!

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I glued the feathers while wearing the hat - needless to say, my hair is also part of the trim now.
 
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