I made these for my daughter and she uses the little one as a planter and the other one holds her collection of pens, pencils and paint brushes.
DIY The Cutest Unicorn Buckets
Is it a pencil holder? Is it a planter? Or is it the cutest paperweight ever? Oh wait, it's a unicorn bucket and honestly, that's all that matters since it can be used in so many different ways and it's real easy to make too.
Aren't they just too cute? To make your own version all you need is:
- Faux flowers
- Metal buckets
- Spray paint (optional)
- InstaMorph Moldable Plastic
- Hot water (about 150°F or 65°C)
- Wax Paper
- Fork or tongs
If you can't find InstaMorph, air dry clay or paper mache will work too.
My buckets had little pink dots on so I sprayed them first. I can't for the life of me imagine a polka dot unicorn looking good
For the unicorn horns I used this crazy stuff called InstaMorph. It's a lightweight thermoplastic which is moldable when warm and becomes a hard, strong plastic when it cools down. It’s A DIY-ers dream and so much fun to play with.
Simply boil about three cups of water and pour it into a bowl. Allow the water to cool down so it’s still hot but not scalding to prevent burns. Throw the InstaMorph pellets inside and leave them for a minute until they become clear and start sticking together. Remove the pellets with a fork or tongs and shake off any excess water.
Use your hands to roll the InstaMorph into a sausage shape and then give it a twist or two to make a unicorn horn. Flatten the one end.
Is you're not happy with the shape, just dunk it back in the hot water and try again. Just a word of caution - InstaMorph sticks to other plastics and fabrics. Ask me how I know 🙄 Protect your work area with wax paper. Once you're happy with the shape, wait for it to dry completely before adding a little glitter or sparkling paint and then glue it onto the bucket.
Add a few faux flowers around the horn and draw on some eyes......
....... and your unicorn buckets are all done.
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