I have a gorgeous pile of wool blend felt here in my studio that has been calling my name for the last few months. I am starting off my felt project series with a second version of the felt stick horses that I made almost a year ago. But this one has a little white horn that transforms it into a magical unicorn horse.
Every little princess needs a unicorn to ride, right? And, of course, we can’t forget a princess crown! Dress-up clothes are always so much fun for little ones. And by making them yourself, you can customize them for your kids and make them feel more special than a store-bought version. It also saves you some money, too!
A Magical DIY
For this felt stick unicorn horse, I used a 12″x18″ piece of white felt from Benzie Design. While you are ordering your unicorn felt, you may want to get some pretty colors for the matching felt and lace crown. (I used oats in 12″x18″ and blush, pink, and pistachio in 9″x12″.)
I also used a blanket stitch with pink embroidery thread to add a little handmade detail. For the mane of the unicorn, the felt version of the horses was not quite right, so I found this silky fringe in the wedding section of the fabric store to make the luxurious mane. One yard of fringe is plenty for each unicorn since I doubled it for a thicker mane.
For the stick, I bought a 1/2-inch dowel at the home improvement store and had it cut to 36 inches. Though the bare wood looks great, I painted my stick white before I started my project.
I have included the pattern for the unicorn horse below with a full set of step-by-step instructions on how to assemble it. If you prefer using a sewing machine over the blanket stitch, you can use the tutorial from the stick horse and add the horn. Cheers! ~ Lia