Iridescent, holographic, rainbow fun has been taking over decor, fashion, makeup, and even food — check out the Unicorn Grilled Cheese, Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches, metallic rainbow flatware, and rainbow-sparkle Birthday Cake Popcorn over at The Kitchn — and I can't get enough. Here are 10 projects that will let you revel in the over-the-top shiny rainbow madness. Brace yourself: this roundup includes both Koosh balls and a seahorse unicorn!
Unicorn Piñata by Oh Happy Day (shown above)
This clever project takes a classic burro piñata and unicornifies it with DIY iridescent fringe and a sassy tail and horn.
Holographic Vase DIY by A Beautiful Mess
Update a thrift store vase with only spray paint and holographic vinyl film (used for car headlights!).
Holographic Garland DIY by Paper & Stitch
This low-key project was intended for New Year's Eve, but every day deserves a little sparkle and shine.
DIY Seahorse Unicorn Piñata by Oh Happy Day
Seahorse unicorn—so perfect! This oversized, hand-built piñata is adorned with iridescent cellophane, iridescent card stock, sequins, and a neon pink plastic champagne flute (sold in a set of 10, so you'll have plenty left over for all occasions).
DIY Koosh Ball Pillows by Studio DIY
I know a 10-year-old and a 17-year-old that both desperately need one of these. You could, conceivably, simply make iridescent pillows without the Koosh balls.
DIY Holographic Manicure by Studio DIY
Adorn your nails with holographic nail foil—you can buy five feet of the magic stuff for only $1!
Hologram Nail Decal DIY by A Beautiful Mess
Take your nails a step further with this faceted design that requires only holographic tissue paper.
Hologram Foil Ice Cream Cone Wrapper by Oh So Beautiful Paper
This project involves a foil applicator, but you could just use holographic paper.
5-Minute DIY Sticker Gift Wrap by Paper & Stitch
Keep it simple with your go-to plain wrapping paper—mine is kraft—and holographic stickers.
DIY Phone Case by A Beautiful Mess
Another super-simple DIY, this one requires only a cheap phone case and your best iridescent, holographic sequins.