How to Transform a Boring Mesh Pencil Pot into a Magical Unicorn

Today’s Dollar Tree DIY makeover shows you how to turn a boring wire mesh pencil pot into a magical unicorn to brighten up your desk!


We know how much y'all love a good unicorn craft so today we have a special treat! Just in time for those back to school crafting sessions we've got a video tutorial to show you how to make a unicorn pencil pot, using a boring wire mesh holder you can pick up from the Dollar Tree!

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DIY Unicorn Pencil Pot

We know how much y’all love a good unicorn craft so today we have a special treat!

Just in time for those back to school crafting sessions we’ve got a video tutorial to show you how to make a unicorn pencil pot, using a boring wire mesh holder you can pick up from the Dollar Tree!

Your kids can help you make one to use at home, or maybe as a back to school gift for their teacher.

Supplies

Here’s a list of the supplies you’ll need to make your unicorn pencil holder.

You’ll also need a pair of scissors and your hot glue gun.

Unicorn Pen Pot Craft – Video Tutorial

Check out the video below to see how to make your pencil pot.

If you’re not a fan of videos keep scrolling for the written directions with photos to help you.

How to make your unicorn pencil pot

Wrap the twine around the pot - securing with hot glue

Place a small dot of hot glue on the base of the metal pen/pencil holder.

Stick one end of your twine to the glue dot.

Place another dot about an inch or so from the first, and stick the twine to it.

Keep repeating until the twine is wrapped around the entire base.

Now continue wrapping twine around the holder until you reach the top.

Finish by securing the end piece of twine to the holder with another dot of hot glue.

Cut out the ears from felt

Take the white felt sheet, fold it in half, and cut out an ear shape. These don’t have to be perfect!

Repeat with the pink felt sheet, but this time create smaller ear shapes.

Place a small dot of hot glue to the base of each ear and fold the ends in.

Cut out the eyes

Fold the black felt sheet in half and cut two parallel curved lines to create eyes.

Cut them into two and trim the rough edges.

Cut the glitter foam to make the horn

Cut a triangle shape from the glitter foam sheet to make the unicorn horn.

Add some flowers

Using your hot glue gun, secure all of the pieces to the holder, including the ribbon flowers.

Make the unicorn's tail

To make your unicorn’s tail you need to wrap the twine around four of your fingers multiple times.

Remove the twine from your hand and wrap the end of the twine about 3⁄4 of the way up. Then secure with a dot of glue.

Cut the ends of the twine on the long end to create a “pompom” like tail and then secure it to the holder with a dot of glue.

Watch out video tutorial to find out how easy it is to make this whimsical unicorn pencil pot!

Fill your new unicorn pot with pencils and place it on your desk!


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Watch our video tutorial to see how to turn a boring old mesh pen holder into a fabulous unicorn pencil pot!

DIY Unicorn Pencil Pot

DIY Unicorn Pencil Pot

Instructions

  1. Place a small dot of hot glue on the base of the metal pen/pencil holder. 
  2. Stick one end of your twine to the glue dot.
  3. Place another dot about an inch or so from the first, and stick the twine to it.
  4. Keep repeating until the twine is wrapped around the entire base. 
  5. Now continue wrapping twine around the holder until you reach the top.
  6. Finish by securing the end piece of twine to the holder with another dot of hot glue.
  7. Take the white felt sheet, fold it in half, and cut out an ear shape. These don’t have to be perfect!
  8. Repeat step 7 with the pink felt sheet, but this time create smaller ear shapes.
  9. Place a small dot of hot glue to the base of each ear and fold the ends in. 
  10. Fold the black felt sheet in half and cut two parallel curved lines to create eyes. 
  11. Separate and trim the rough edges. 
  12. Cut the glitter foam sheet into a triangle for the horn.
  13. Using your hot glue gun, secure all of the pieces to the holder, including the ribbon flowers.
  14. Wrap twine around four of your fingers multiple times.
  15. Remove from your hand and wrap the end of the twine about 3⁄4 of the way up.
  16. Secure with a dot of glue.
  17. Cut the ends of the twine on the long end to create a “pompom” like tail. 
  18. Secure it to the holder with a dot of glue.