10 Holographic DIYs Fit For a Unicorn

published May 23, 2016
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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.

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).

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.

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.

This project involves a foil applicator, but you could just use holographic paper.

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.