Unicorn Gift Idea

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!
Unicorn gift idea

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

Materials:

Directions:

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.

We R Memory Keepers Wick candle maker

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.

Memory Keepers Wick

Wick candle maker machine

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.

Free unicorn cut files

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.

Homemade unicorn gift idea

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.

Unicorn flower crown

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.

Unicorn gift ideas

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?


Unicorn Gift Idea for Mother's Day and Birthday party

 

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17 Comments

  1. May 10, 2018 / 9:31 am

    How cool is this?! I would love to make something like this for my mother. I knew she would think it’s fun and different.

  2. candy
    May 10, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I have never seen anything like this candle making machine before. This would be fun to use and make all kinds of different candles.

  3. May 10, 2018 / 9:33 am

    I had no idea this candle machine existed. I have to look into getting one. I love the way your candle turned out. So unique!

  4. May 10, 2018 / 11:06 am

    This is the best idea! Tween girls would go crazy for it. Heck, same with adults. I tend to love things with lots of colors.

  5. May 10, 2018 / 11:19 am

    I love candles they make the house smell so good. I wish I could make my own and give them as gifts as nice as this one.

  6. May 10, 2018 / 11:29 am

    Unicorns are just cool and so are these ideas! I love the rainbow of colors and I think a candle would be really nice to try.

  7. May 10, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    If I ever throw a unicorn party, these are definitely something I need to make for my guests. I am obsessed with unicorns and this DIY is just too cute!

  8. May 10, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Oh my goodness this is just the cutest gift idea! I would be thrilled to receive something like this, I may have to give making one a try!

  9. valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    May 10, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    I haven’t made a candle since I was a child, we used broken crayons. I had no idea a machine like this was out there.

  10. May 11, 2018 / 1:18 am

    I think it’s awesome and that machine makes life so much easier when it comes to making your own candles at home! I just love it! Definitely something that I’d make!

  11. May 11, 2018 / 7:49 am

    I love all the unicorn ideas out there some are so colorful, fluffy and cute. I am thinking organizing a party for my niece and my idea is unicorn themed.

  12. Peter
    May 11, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    What a great idea. This turned out so beautiful I just know my girls would love making these

  13. Nikka Shae
    May 12, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Wow. This is so creative, I would love to try to make my own candle.

  14. Jennifer Mitchell
    May 12, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    This is such an adorable idea! We love unicorns around here and my kid would love to make something like this.

  15. May 15, 2018 / 12:31 am

    Oh my gosh!!! That candle maker is the coolest thing ever!! I have never seen nor heard of such a thing. Your unicorn candle came so cute and with that maker it looks like it saves on the mess too.

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