How to Make a Unicorn Wall Hanging

Two top DIY trends join forces in one project: fluffy yarn wall hangings and unicorns.

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Learn how to create a rya weave which acts as your unicorn head. Using simple tools and mesh fabric, you can create fluffy rugs, pillows or in this case a wall hanging.

Photo by: Jennifer Ramos

Jennifer Ramos

The real fun of this project begins after the yarn, when you transform your rya weaving into a unicorn. Embellishments like flowers, pompoms and even a felt horn bring this magical wall hanging to life.

Photo by: Jennifer Ramos

Jennifer Ramos

Tools and Materials

  • white or cream yarn
  • rya weaving tool
  • scissors
  • yellow felt
  • hot-glue gun and hot glue
  • sparkly yarn or pipe cleaner
  • black yarn or black pipe cleaner
  • white and pink felt
  • mesh fabric
  • embroidery hoop

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Decide on the size of your unicorn and sketch out a design. Using the embroidery hoop as your guide, place the mesh fabric on top and chart your pattern by marking marks on the mesh.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Using a rya tool begin making several cream-colored yarn bundles. Follow manufacturers instructions. These tools help you make bundles in bulk and in the same size.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

How many times you wrap the yarn around your tool will determine how large your bundles are. Follow the instructions in the package and cut the bundles away from the tool.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Following the marks you made on the mesh fabric attach the bundles using a double knot.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Continue until the entire piece of mesh is covered. Using the excess edges of the fabric slip into the embroidery hoop and trim excess edges.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Flip the unicorn head over and make sure all the bundles are relatively smooth and flat. Trim where necessary.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Cut long strands of colorful yarn. Attach to the embroidery hoop (using a needle if needed to get through) and fasten with a larks head knot. Continue this over half of the embroidery hoop.

Photo by: Jennifer Ramos

Jennifer Ramos

Trim the colorful yarn so that it gives the unicorn a mane.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

To make the horn, cut a piece of yellow felt into the shape of a party hat (wide triangle).

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Using hot glue, roll the horn into a cone shape. Stuff with batting. Wrap the felt cone with sparkly yarn or pipe cleaners to get the look of a twisted horn.

Photo by: Jennifer Ramos

Jennifer Ramos

Attach the horn to the top of the weaving with hot glue. Use faux flowers, scrapbooking embellishments and pompoms to give the unicorn a crown. Then make an ear from pink and white felt.

Photo by: Jennifer Ramos

Jennifer Ramos

All that is left to do is to give the unicorn an eye made from yarn or pipe cleaners. Then hang in your unicorn in your favorite tween's bedroom. This rya weaving goes perfectly with a trendy wall mural.

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