Whether you’re throwing a unicorn themed birthday party or just have a unicorn lover in your home, I have the best letter board makeover so far! A DIY unicorn letter board, does life get any better?!
Now that letter boards are everywhere and also really affordable, I just can’t pass up giving them a good makeover. I especially love that they can be used as party decorations and then double as home decor after the party!
What little girl wouldn’t want a unicorn letter board in her bedroom?!
My favorite letter board used to be the one from Walmart but unfortunately my readers have mentioned how difficult it is to find. I actually found that to be true myself despite my Walmart App saying my stores had limited stock. So I’ve moved on! I found this letter board at Hobby Lobby (at 50% off!) and thanks to a post from Smart Fun DIY on Instagram, I learned you can paint the felt on letter boards with fabric paint. Mind blown!
Now that I could have a letter board in any color I wanted, I just had to create a Unicorn party sign using a letter board. As always with letter boards, I love the unlimited options when it comes to sayings you can use on the board!
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- Letter Board (here)
- Fabric spray (here)
- Extra letters (here)
- Gold spray paint
- Cricut Machine (here)
- Unicorn clipart (I used this set from Etsy!)
- White, pink, glitter gold cardstock
- White Paper Flowers (here)
- Pink paper flowers (here)
- Hot Glue
Start by taping off your letter board really well with painter’s tape. Then you can follow the directions on the fabric spray and paint the felt part of the letter board. I was a little disappointed at first because the paint emphasizes all the flyaways and stray pieces of felt. The pink is also darker than I thought it was going to be. I was starting to wish I had kept it white but once everything is together and the letters in place, I was really happy with the results!
Whether you’re using the letters that come with the board or the extra letters, you can start to paint those gold with spray paint. I ordered this set because I wanted smaller letters so I’d have more room for various sayings. Whichever set you use, make sure you don’t cut the letters off until after you paint them gold, this makes life way easier to get them properly coated.
Next you can cut out your unicorn horn, ears and eyelashes with your cutting machine or by hand. Everyone knows I’m obsessed with my Cricut maker so that’s what I used. (Seriously, best investment EVER!)
Instead of cutting out flowers, I purchased paper flowers from Michaels. I bought an assortment so the flower crown would have lots of dimension.
The final step is to glue everything into place and decide what phrase you want to display first! Be sure and check out my unicorn pom pom bags if you need something to hold all those extra letters!
If you’re throwing a Unicorn party and also need invitations, you can check out some kid friendly Unicorn invites here!
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