With fall comes Halloween, and with Halloween comes pumpkins! Learn how to make a unicorn pumpkin decoration for your next party or dress up your front porch. Fair warning—it's so cute, you may want to keep it up year-round.

By Melissa Johnson of BestFriendsForFrosting; Photography by Lydia Photography
Updated July 02, 2019

What's Halloween without pumpkins and costumes? Put away the carving knife and paint your pumpkin instead! This pumpkin decoration is a kid-friendly project and much more forgiving if you happen to make any mistakes. I can't tell you the number of times I've messed up while carving! In case you don't want to get your hands slimy or dirty, this DIY unicorn pumpkin tutorial works with both real and craft pumpkins. This Halloween, focus on cute alternatives to traditional decorations and unicorns are no exception! Get the kids involved in putting this easy Halloween craft together.

How to Make a Unicorn Pumpkin

Supplies Needed

  • Fake pumpkin
  • White spray paint
  • Gold spray paint
  • Air dry foam clay
  • Hot glue
  • Black vinyl eyelashes
  • Pink paint
  • Round sponge
  • Pink artificial flowers like roses

Step-by-Step Directions

With a few supplies and these how-to instructions, you can create your own DIY unicorn pumpkin. Plan on allowing your Halloween pumpkin and horn to dry overnight.

Step 1: Prepare Your Pumpkin

Spray paint your pumpkin white. We chose to use a faux pumpkin so this craft can be displayed year after year. Use an off-white pumpkin and you'll only need one coat of paint. Let the pumpkin dry completely. Using a real pumpkin? Get our best pumpkin care tips.

Step 2: Make The Horn

Form the unicorn horn with your air dry foam clay. Roll out a long piece of clay, bend and twist making a point at the top. Let dry and harden. This could take up to 2 days. Spray paint your unicorn horn gold and let dry. Hot glue your horn into the top of your pumpkin.

Step 3: Add The Face

Cut the stems off your artificial flowers. Glue the cut flowers around the top of your unicorn pumpkin. We started with the largest flowers in the middle. Apply the vinyl eyelashes. Look for these online or make them yourself with black paper. Add pink cheeks by dapping on pink paint with a round sponge. Let the paint dry completely and your pretty pumpkin decoration is done!

Comments (3)

September 28, 2018
What is the size of the eyelashes, making a large pumpkin and a small one too.
September 24, 2018
Melissa suggests looking for the eyelashes online or making them yourself with black paper.
September 21, 2018
Where can the eyelashes stickers be found at? 🦄🦄