How to make a No Carve Unicorn Pumpkin Halloween Decoration

How to make a No Carve Unicorn Pumpkin Halloween DecorationThis year, mermaids are out, and unicorns are the new hotness! For Halloween, decorating a pumpkin is always a must, but when you want to make something quick and cute while avoiding the mess, it can be a challenge. If you’re looking for how to make a no-carve unicorn pumpkin Halloween decoration, we’ve got you covered. You won't believe how cool these are!

Supplies Needed

Hot Glue Gun

Gorilla glue sticks

Felt Paper


Pastel-colored chalk paint



Faux Fur or feather boas

Fake Eyelashes

Step by Step Instructions

You'll need to gather a few crafting supplies for your unicorn jack o lantern: Any number of small pumpkins that you want to transform, some unicornesque pastel-colored chalk paint, a glue gun with glue sticks. Also, some fancy glitter, at least two colors of felt paper—we love the two-tone look of a sparkly paper matched with a plain color, but it's up to you—some clay that matches your color theme, some faux fur or feather boas, and some false eyelashes. Once you have your supplies, you can get to the fun! Follow these steps below, and you'll end up with the cutest Halloween decorations!

First, plug in your glue gun to give it a chance to heat up. Always be careful around hot glue; It can give you a nasty burn. Make sure that you experiment with the placement of all the pieces before you glue them down!

Select your colors. The color choice is up to you, but pastels will probably work best for your unicorn jack o lantern. Monochromatic ponies look especially cute, but you can make a pink, purple, blue unicorn pumpkin if that's your style. Think my little pony, and you'll be in great shape!

Using a paper towel, or a chip brush if you have one, paint your pumpkin. Don't bother with the stem, you'll be covering it up anyway!

To give it a chance to dry, move on to the next pumpkin or just bask in the glory of your future unicorn!

After it's done drying, check to see if your pumpkin needs another coat.

To assemble the horn, it might be a good idea to follow the next instructions with a piece of scrap paper to practice.

Grab a sheet of sparkly felt paper. You'll need to cut out a large triangle with a slight convex (outward) curve for the bottom.

Make sure you make the triangle wide enough so that when you roll the triangle into a cone, it will look like a horn and be large enough to cover the stem of your pumpkin.

After you cut out your triangle, take your glue gun and place a bead of glue along one edge.

Take the opposite edge and curve it around to make a cone, and attach it to the other side with the hot glue and set it aside.

Sprinkle some glitter onto a baking tray or wax paper.

Grab your clay and roll it out into a long rope about a quarter of an inch in diameter. Gently roll the clay on your wax paper to coat it in glitter.

Glue one end of your glittery clay rope on the point of your felt horn, and spiral it down around the horn, glueing it to the felt with a dot of hot glue here and there as you go.

Next, place your felt horn on top of your painted pumpkin and shift it around to make sure it is centered.

When you're happy with the placement, put a few beads of hot glue around the base of the horn to attach it to the pumpkin. Don't worry if the glue shows, you'll cover it up anyway!

Next, take your feather boa and wrap it around the base of the horn, cut away the excess and glue it to the bottom. If you have faux fur instead, cut a ring sized to slip over the horn.

For the ears, take your two sheets of felt paper. Take the plain color and cut out a triangle with the edges curving slightly outward.

Cut a similar sharp from the sparkly felt, but smaller to simulate the inside of the ear.

Glue the small piece on top of the big part, and then glue the base down on the pumpkin!

Now, in your unicorn's face, find the three center ridges on the pumpkin and glue your false eyelashes on the outer two so that middle one looks like nose!

That's it! You're done! Sit back and celebrate your incredible creation, you crafty person you!

Halloween is coming up quickly, and we’re always looking for new ways to make it fun and fashionable. These cute Halloween decorations couldn't be easier to make and, with an adult to help glue, are totally kid-friendly. Follow these instructions, and you'll get a kick out of the collective "neigh-way!" from your friends when you tell them you did it yourself!

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