How To Make an Unicorn Book Cover

How to make an Unicorn Book that is sure to make the little girl or tween in your life smile! It is a simple kid craft and makes a great party craft!

Want to create a book cover that stands out? Follow this step-by-step guide to make an eye-catching unicorn book cover that uses basic felt craft supplies.

how to make an unicorn book

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What You Will Need:

Here is a quick look at the supplies needed for this how to make an unicorn book tutorial.

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book
  • GLUE: I’m using E6000 here today, the bottle has a great nozzle, the glue flows better and the felt/felt bond was awesome! Check out my previous post What Glue Works Best on Felt? for more options.
  • FELT: You’ll need a few sheets of soft rainbow-colored felt sheets. Buy these at your local craft store or online here. I just bought this entire set of colors and love it!
  • FABRIC PAINTS: I used these dimensional paints that were super easy to apply onto the felt- you will definitely NEED the gold for the Unicorn’s horn, but the black paint you could easily replace with a good black marker and draw in the eyes instead of paint.
  • BOOK/JOURNAL: You can convert any BOOK you have into an unicorn book. You can use leftover school supplies or buy a few books in bulk here and make these for the cousin gang!
  • SCISSORS: A sharp scissor like this one or this one makes it easy to cut two to three layers of felt at once, speeding up the process.

How To Make An Unicorn Book Tutorial:

How to make an Unicorn Book, but really you could use this tutorial to make a book of any theme- think donut craft or even a simple monogram.

Step 1:

Using the shears cut out all the shapes- two ears, a horn, a couple of leaves, and a few flowers. 
I simply free handed my shapes. But if you would like a template showing all the shapes needed, leave me a comment below and I might make it happen. 

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book
How to make an Unicorn book easy

As you cut the shapes, start placing them on the book front- to make sure the colors work together and that the sizing of everything is proportional.

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book

Add more dimension by layering colors- like for the leaves, I added a whimsical blue layer beneath the green to add more drama.

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book

Also, keep it simple. As for the flowers, I did not go overboard with the details, instead, I just layered three wonky circle shapes. ALSO READ: How to Make Felt Flowers Video

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book felt

Step 2:

I covered the whole book with a sheet of felt in this pretty aqua shade. If you don’t have a sheet of felt that is large enough to cover the whole book, you could use a good quality wrapping paper instead.

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book

I had just enough felt to cover the book, but the fold over was pretty tight so I had to use some binder clips to hold the felt in place for a few minutes till the glue held.

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book

Step 3:

Once the book has been covered and all the shapes cut, it is time to assemble our Unicorn Book! Glue down the ears and horn first. Then draw gold details onto the horn to add some dimension and shimmer! You could instead add glitter glue here too.

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book

Add the flowers and leaves in place, layer all of them ever so slightly. Draw eyes with the black fabric paint.

DIY girls gift idea How to make an Unicorn book

Paint eyelashes on next. I mean look how cute that is! This dimensional painting adds all the drama you need. I know I said you could use a marker instead, but don’t do that. Use this dimensional paint instead. If you need another reason to buy this paint- check out my How to hand letter on your T-shirt post. Yup, I used it there too.

How to make an Unicorn book photo tutorial

That’s how to make an Unicorn Book or journal. Use this idea to decorate anything rectangle in shape.

How to make an Unicorn book photo tutorial


More Note Book Cover Ideas:

Tips and Tricks:

  • While cutting felt, you can easily hold two or three sheets of felt together and cut out the same shape. See more in this Felt Flower Tutorial.
  • Don’t have felt? No worries, try this exact technique with fabric or paper instead!
  • Always cut your felt pieces a little larger than you think you might need. While arranging everything in Step 3 you can easily trim off the excess, but its a big bore to go back and re cut something if it turns out to be too small.
  • Don’t expect the glue to hold everything immediately. Apply the glue as instructed (see next tip) and let it dry completely. I let it dry overnight and EVERYTHING was held in place ๐Ÿ™‚
  • With this glue, the instructions specifies that you need to apply the glue to both the surfaces- so make sure you add a dot to the leaf as well as a dot onto the felt cover like shown below.

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  1. Super cute project! My daughter would absolutely love this. The bright color palette makes me happy. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Loved this project!! I’ve made decorated journals before using paper, but never thought about felt! Love this!

  3. What a sweet gift idea! My daughter loves journals and I think personalizing one like this is such a great idea!

  4. Soooo cute! I love the colors you selected for this project. I’m always hesitant to do any project that requires fabric glue, but I may have to cave and give this one a try.

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