DIY Unicorn Bookend

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This Diy Unicorn Bookend is an simple and sparkly diy idea that is perfect for any little one that loves magical unicorns.

Diy Unicorn Bookend

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Diy Unicorn Bookend

Unicorns are all the rage! And while I may not get into the mythology history of the legendary horse, I do however think they are adorable! My daughter loves the colorful manes and rainbow glitter that tends to come along with anything unicorn.  I was shopping at one of my favorite stores, Target, the other day and came across these paper mache unicorns and the Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint in their craft department!  Anytime I can mix some of my favorite home decor items and craft items in one shopping trip it’s a winner for me! My daughter actually spotted the unicorn first while we were shopping and the idea of this diy unicorn bookend came to life. 

Unicorn Bookend Supply List

Supplies for Diy Unicorn Bookend:

  • Paper Mache Unicorn
  • Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint
  • Wooden Block
  • Glitter
  • Sponge Brushes
  • Mod Podge, Satin

You only need a few supplies for this unicorn bookend and it’s completely customizable to your color preferences. We wanted ours to match some of our other home decor items in her room such as her Princess Dress Nightstand.   I wanted to make a bookend that was sturdy enough to hold books without necessarily needing a matching bookend on the other end.  I also purchased a wooden block that I found in the craft section that acted as a “stand” for the unicorn.

Unicorn Bookend Delta Ceramcoat Paint Colors

The main hero of this craft is the Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic paint.  Here are just a few reasons why I like to use this paint when crafting:

  • The paint is rich and creamy formula which provides excellent coverage on most craft surfaces. 
  • It’s great for base coating, stenciling and decorative painting
  • It’s perfect for wood, terra cotta, plaster and paper mâché. 
  • Dries to a matte finish, but you can always add a layer of glossy Mod Podge if your want to add some shine!
  • It’s made in USA

Glitter on Mache Unicorn legs

I decided I wanted my unicorn to be white with a flash of sparkles.  Once we painted the unicorn white we added a light layer of Mod Podge over the entire surface.  We sprinkled on some shimmer glitter on the body of the horse and added some pink glitter to the feet.  Feel free to leave the glitter off completely if you have a hatred for glitter 🙂 

While my unicorn was drying, I did an “ombre-ish” effect on the wooden block.  No need to get fancy, I only used one brush.  I just started with some purple on the bottom, added some pink in the middle, and a light blue on top.   Once both pieces are dry just hot glue your horse to the top of your wooden block.  You can use a stronger glue if you think it’s necessary but this bookend will be holding lighter books and the hot glue should work just fine 🙂

Unicorn Mache gold glitter horn

I think my favorite part is that sparkly gold horn 🙂  My daughter has been playing with her bookend rather than letting it hold her books for the last few days and it has held up just fine. 

Finished Diy Unicorn Bookend

Do you like unicorns?  I never used to but I have to say they have definitely grown on me and I think having a daughter has helped that love for them 😉

Diy Unicorn Bookend with Childrens Books

While you are shopping in the Target craft aisle you should also check out the Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint Flash Metallics, which gives your craft projects a flash metallic glossy reflective color. This product is NEW and it’s available in six colors at Target stores or Target online.

Unicorn Bookend

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