Like the rest of the crafting world (and much of the world in general, if we’re being honest), have you caught total unicorn fever? Honestly, I’d go so far as to say that I’m equally obsessed with the way sparkly unicorns have made their way into DIY, fashion, and pop culture in the last few years. Since I’m always looking for new ways to combine the things my kids love with their favourite kinds of DIY, I doubt it’ll come as any surprise that we recently made some unicorn themed crafts together. I also recently taught my kids how to work with DIY concrete and they completely adored that whole process too, so it only made sense to combine the two! That’s how we ended up making these cute little unicorn painted concrete flower pots together.
Do you love unicorns, getting messy on a crafternoon, and doing some hand painting just as much as we do? Then you might appreciate the fact that I made a whole extra pot just so I could document the process and share it for others to see. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Fine particle DIY cement
- A plate
- A spoon
- A sand paper block
- A paintbrush
- Paint (white, pink, gold, purple, and black)
- An empty yogurt tub
- An empty toilet paper roll
- A plastic plate
- Hot glue
Gather your materials!
Use your hot glue gun to apply glue around the top edge of the empty toilet paper roll. Turn the roll over and stick it down in the centre of your piece of cardboard. Cut off the excess around the edges so one end of your toilet roll is now covered in a cardboard circle.
Use your paint brush to cover the whole outside surface of your toilet roll in olive or vegetable oil. This will stop the DIY concrete mixture from sticking so badly in later steps.
Pour water into your DIY concrete powder and mix it together until the consistency is right. Follow the instructions on the packaging of your concrete mix to get the ratio of mix and water right, as it might vary for some brands.