Unicorn Christmas trees are the most magical festive trend

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
A snow white unicorn Christmas tree. Photo: Instagram/cute_stuff_online.

Despite being the stuff of fairytales, unicorns have had a resurgence of late with their horned heads popping up on everything from t-shirts to candles and even as a contestant on The Masked Singer.

Now, the mythical beast is set to take the festive season by storm with a slew of unicorn-inspired Christmas trees sweeping Instagram.

Another adorable unicorn Christmas tree. Photo: Instagram/corrie9.

Crafty folks have created their own using unicorn decorations, colourful lights and - the pièce de résistance - a unicorn horn in lieu of a traditional star or angel.

The result is a fun, modern twist on a yuletide classic that’ll please kids and adults alike.

This unicorn Christmas tree features a cut-out horn and ears. Photo: Instagram/taymooon.

How to make a unicorn-themed Christmas tree

If you’re wondering how to create your very own unicorn-themed Christmas tree at home this festive season, wonder no longer.

From the tree to the lights, decorations and the all-important unicorn horn to top it all off, here are some of the cutest (and most wallet-friendly) items out there to inspire you.

White Christmas tree

First of all, you’ll need a tree but why not switch out the traditional green for a fun and funky snow white version - it’s the perfect canvas to make all the unicorn decorations stand out. We love this $39 one from Kmart.

The perfect blank canvas: A 1.82m white Christmas tree, $39 from Kmart. Photo: Kmart.

Unicorn tree-topper

Forget a star or an angel, for your unicorn Christmas tree you’ll need a unicorn horn and while it’s not made-to-purpose, this Cotton On headband ($12.99) is the next best thing.

This unicorn horn headband ($12.99 from Cotton On) is the perfect topper for your tree. Photo: Typo.

Unicorn Christmas lights

Deck your tree with more unicorn magic with these $6 purple unicorn string lights from Kmart.

Continue the unicorn theme with these $6 purple string lights from Kmart. Photo: Kmart.

Unicorn tree decorations

Who doesn’t want a herd of glittery unicorns (these ones are $12.95 for a two from David Jones) dancing across their tree?

David Jones pastel unicorn ornaments, $12.95. Photo: David Jones.

Pink, blue and silver ornaments

An assortment of ornaments in different sizes, shapes and colours are a must. We like this pack of 110 for $15 from Kmart.

This 110 pack of colourful ornaments ($15 from Kmart) will compliment your tree. Photo: Kmart.

More unicorn tree decorations

These winged beauties ($5 from Big W) will give your tree that extra lift and comes in four colours: pink, purple, green and gold to suit your theme.

These Christmas Simply Magic White Unicorn Decorations come in four colours and cost $5 from Big W. Photo: Big W.

Silver tinsel

Every Christmas tree, even a unicorn-themed one, needs a bit of tinsel. Go for silver - like this $5 tinsel from Kmart - for a modern feel.

Add a bit of glitz with some silver tinsel, $5 from Kmart. Photo: Kmart.

A unicorn pool float ornament

Add a bit of whimsy with a quirky summer-inspired ornament like this unicorn pool float Christmas tree ornament, $12.95 from David Jones.

A Unicorn Pool Float Christmas Tree Ornament, $12.95 from David Jones. Photo: David Jones.

Snowflake lights

A multicoloured set of string lights - like these 20 LED Low Voltage Snowflake String Lights, $9.60 from Big W - will add a magical feel.

These $9.60 multicoloured snowflake String Lights from Big W are a fresh twist on tradition.

Candy-coloured baubles

These baubles ($4 from Big W) are so sugary sweet you almost want to eat them - but don’t! They’re best hung on the tree.

These candy-coloured Christmas Simply Magic 20mm Baubles 30 Pack from Big W look good enough to eat. Photo: Big W.

A light-up unicorn

A 65cm high, light-up tinsel unicorn (this one is $29 from Kmart) isn’t essential to your unicorn-themed tree but ‘tis the season to be jolly, so why not?

You know you need this light-up tinsel unicorn, $29 from Kmart. Photo: Kmart.

Unicorns not really your thing? No problem - we’ve got heaps more tree inspo for you, including ice cream, wildlife and cotton candy themed trees.

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