Looking for unicorn gift ideas for mom? I’m sharing an adorable unicorn candle gift idea for Mother’s Day or birthday party favors! Free SVG cutting file included!
Homemade gifts are the best, don’t you think? Do you cherish those arts and craft projects your kids make for Mother’s Day? I love them! They are kept in my little keepsake boxes for memories. This year I decided I am making all my mom friends a handmade gift. We’re talking everything even the cards (stay tuned for that soon as I’ll be sharing all the deets!). Candles are always great gift ideas so with the help of We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle making machine, I got to work. Unicorns are all the rage lately – they are sparkly and cute, so who wouldn’t love them?! I knew anything unicorn would be an adorable gift option. Post contains affiliate links. It just means I make a small commission if you make a purchase through any of my links. Thank you to We R Memory Keepers for providing a review unit.
Unicorn Gift Idea
Unicorn Candle with Lavender Essential Oils
- We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut
- Black matte vinyl
- Clear cellophane bag
- Cardstock (I used this exact cardstock)
- Free SVG cutting file (for PERSONAL USE ONLY)
- Twine, ribbon, or string
- Glue Gun
- Essential Oils (optional)
- Flowers from Design #246043 from Silhouette Studio Store
Step 1: Add the Paraffin Wax into the hopper of the Wick candle device. If you are doing multiple colors, do not fill completely to the top but about halfway. Add the deserved amount of dye based on the color chart.
Step 2: Place the candle mold in the appropriate area to capture the melting wax. Once in place, turn the device on to heat up the wax. The wax melts pretty quickly so be sure to check on it after about 5 mins. If you are adding essential oils, add them now. Using the metal rod, stir the mixture so it is well blended. If you have achieved your desired color you can now open the wax dropping valve to allow the wax to drip into the candle mold. (Note: you can add more pigment to achieve the color you want if it is to light or add white if it is too dark)
Step 3: Allow that first layer to completely dry. While it is drying wipe any excess wax left in the hopper. Once dry, repeat step 1 and 2 until you have filled your candle mold.
Step 4: While the candle wax is cooling, open up Silhouette Studio. Download the Free Unicorn cut files (Be sure to make a copy of the file so you can download). Cut each of the pieces on your desired cardstock. The unicorn eyes will be cut with vinyl. You can use black cardstock and glue/tape to adhere to the clear cellophane bag.
Step 5: Cut the cellophane bag to be about 1-1.5 inches taller than your candle. Place the candle inside the clear bag and eyeball the position of where you want the unicorn eyes to go. Remove the candle and lay the cellophane bag flat. Place the black vinyl (or cardstock) on the clear bag. Place the candle bag inside the bag. Secure the bag with string or twine.
Step 6: Time to stick the ears and horn on the front of the candle. Use glue dots or sticky tape to stick the horn right in the front of the candle (but on the clear bag). Be sure that it is directly in the middle of the unicorn eyes. Next, bend the ears a little so they look folded and stick them slightly behind the horn.
Step 7: Using Design #246043 (the flowers) from the Silhouette Store, create the flowers and glue them with the glue gun. The glue gun works best for me. I tried regular glue and they kept unrolling. Carefully place the flowers on the candle using the glue gun.
You are all done! You just created an adorable unicorn gift for mom! I think the candle would totally work as a centerpiece or party favors for birthday parties too. The candles can be made smaller on the We R Memory Keepers Wick. You can also use your own containers. I picked up some clear glass jars in my local craft store for a few dollars. I burning candles on a daily basis so I love that I can create my own. The scents can be changed easily too by just adding some essential oils into the wax hopper. Oh, and you can use the wax cubes to create candles too!
So many possibilities. I’ll be sharing more projects using Wick so stay tuned!
Do you enjoy making homemade gifts?