My daughter Little A's 6th birthday is on November 20th, and we're going to be celebrating it unicorn style this year! She loves all things unicorn, so we both agreed this would be a fabulous theme for her party. When I purchased a new Christmas tree this year for the Holiday season, I decided that I may as well set it up a little early instead of hauling it into storage and then out again so soon. (That's my excuse anyway, and I'm sticking to it!) When Little A saw the tree, she wondered if we could hold off until AFTER her birthday to decorate it, but then we thought of a better idea - why not make it a UNICORN tree?! This unicorn inspired Christmas tree will be the perfect decoration for A's party, and it turned out so cute that I thought I needed to share it with you here today.
When I think of unicorns, I think of pastel colours and lots of glitter. That's exactly what we added to this tree!
This project is part of Remodelaholic's #CreativeChristmas series where there will be lots of project tutorials and ideas, plus a week-long link party for any and all Christmas projects. Make sure to check it out as you check out the other projects in the blog hop at the bottom of this post, and share the love on social media with #CreativeChristmas!
When I found a glittery cone tree that I had on hand, I thought it was the perfect unicorn horn shape, and it quickly became our tree topper. If you don't have anything like this, you could easily make a cone tree out of glittery scrapbook paper like this.
When I decorate Christmas trees, I like to start with the ribbon, then the larger ornaments, and finally the smaller ornaments.
I had some large, glittery gold & white bows on hand that I made a few years ago (find that tutorial here), and I thought they added the perfect amount of ribbon to our unicorn inspired tree. After I spread a few of those evenly throughout the tree, we added some frosted faux greenery branches for some extra sparkle.
Next, the larger ornaments went on. Kat and Annie sent me some gorgeous metallic geometric ornaments, along with some pink ones (and a few others I'll share in our next tree idea). They were perfect for this tree!
Smaller ornaments in pastel colours filled out the rest of the tree. We had all of them on hand already except for the lavender coloured ones. To make those, I dipped some old ornaments right in chalk style paint and hung them to dry. They turned out beautifully!
Watch our video below to see us decorate this unicorn inspired Christmas tree:
Now, click through all of the links below to see lots of other Christmas DIY & decor inspiration for Remodelaholic's #CreativeChristmas!
DIY Christmas Trees and Ornaments
Wintry Silver Dollar Store Christmas Tree Decor | Remodelaholic
Marbled Christmas Ornaments | Doodlecraft
Scrap Wood Inlay Ornaments | The Ugly Duckling House
Woodburned Wood Slice Ornaments | Sisters What
Flocked Pine Cones | Practical and Pretty
Abstract Monogram Ornaments | Domicile37
Concrete Christmas Ornaments | The Palette Muse
Wood Slice Deer Ornaments | Our Crafty Mom
Vintage Gumball Machine Ornaments | Beth Watson Design Studio
Etched Glass Ornaments | Just Call Me Homegirl
Unicorn Inspired Christmas Tree | The DIY Mommy
Driftwood Reindeer Ornaments | Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY Christmas Gifts and Decor
Christmas Pine Hoop Wreath | This Mama's Dance
Gingerbread Man Candles | Nourish and Nestle
Wire and Glass Chandelier | Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline
Christmas Scroll Wall Art | Grace In My Space
Lighted Wood Trees | Frazzled Joy
Crocheted Christmas Hat | Luz Patterns
Christmas Card Photo Display| Hertoolbelt
JOY Porch Sign | Ginger Snap Crafts
Folding Bar Cart Table | Everyday Party Magazine
Wood and Burlap Christmas Sign | Leap of Faith Crafting
Wood Block Snowman | Anika's DIY Life
Holiday Candle Wrap | Dragonfly & Lily Pads
Christmas Pom Pom Pillow | Small Home Soul
Handlettered Wall Art | Smiling Colors
You can also watch some #CreativeChristmas YouTube videos right here: