We’re ending on a high with our final Christmas craft instalment. What’s more festive than a Unicorn Christmas Card? Answer: nothing. So get on board our magical Christmas train and let’s join our crafty mate Emily Dawe to learn how to combine the art of quilling with Unicorn & Christmas awesomeness.
First thing is first – you need supplies – check out our full art & crafts offering here.
● Craft knife (or paper trimmer)
● Cocktail stick
● PVA glue
● Gold glitter
Draw round the unicorn template (just the horn, face and neck) onto the card front, lightly with pencil
Cut the papers into 1cm strips – we cut 3 x lilac, 4 x blue, 4 x mint and 4 x peach
Take a purple strip, follow the edge of the unicorn from the base neck all the way round to the horn and cut the strip.
Apply a little glue to the edge of the purple strip of paper and carefully position it over the pencil line. Hold it in place for about 20 seconds, leave to dry.
Cut a short strip of the purple for the muzzle. And glue in place.
Taking a paper strip, start wrapping it around a cocktail stick tightly. Pull the cocktail stick out and continue wrapping it to the end, place to one side.
Make up 14 coils in this way using a variety of coloured strips of paper.
Stretch out the coils and cut them to different lengths for the mane – test them on the unicorn as you go.
Once you have built up the mane, stick all the coils in place.
Cut a 6cm strip of paper, fold in half, then apply glue to either side and dip into gold glitter.
Glue the edge of the glittered strip and position onto the horn. Apply some glue directly to the unicorn’s horn on the card, pour on some gold glitter and tip off the excess back into the packet.
Finally use a black fine line pen to draw on an eye and nostril.
TIP: Don’t put your card into an envelope, as the paper will squish! Either use a small gift box or pop into into a gift bag instead.
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