DIY Unicorn Calming Glitter Jar

May 24, 2017

If you deal with your share of adult temper tantrums, calm the eff down with this easy to make (and pretty to look at) DIY Unicorn Calming Glitter Jar!

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I have to admit that I actually really hate the unicorn food trend. I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!  There’s nothing appealing to me about the massive amounts of food coloring that goes into making these trendy rainbow treats.  Sure they’re pretty to look at, but I’m not about to color my insides like I just ate a box of Crayola crayons.  And don’t even get me started on the sugar content!

There.  I said it.  Now go ahead and hate me all you want, but I’m going to try and redeem myself today with this glittery AF unicorn project.  Glitter jars have been pretty trendy around Pinterest.  The DIY was originally made to soothe kids when they’re upset.  But let me tell ya – I can throw an adult-sized tantrum like the best of ’em (just ask my husband)!  Move over, kiddos!  This glitter jar is supersized just for adults!

I decided to pretty up my glitter jar even more and throw a golden unicorn on top.  I mean, why the hell not? It’s trendy.  It works!  And chances are, if you’ve been following the slime trend, you practically have everything you need already to make yourself a magical glitter jar!  

So the next time you’re drowning in deadlines, your spouse acts like a jerk, or your kids make you want to pull your hair out, grab a glitter jar and give it a good, hard shake!  Just shake the hell out of it while you curse and pour yourself a big glass of wine (well, maybe put the glitter jar down first before you do that last bit)!



  1. Glue the mason jar lid and seal together with E6000. 
  2. Allow glue to dry completely.  Then, glue a unicorn on top of the lid.
  3. Once the unicorn is secure, spray paint it with rose gold paint.  Allow paint to dry completely.
  4. Fill mason jar halfway with warm water.
  5. Squeeze in glitter glue and stir (use a plastic spoon or craft stick).
  6. Pour in purple glitter (I poured in an entire small jar) and stir.
  7. Top off the mason jar with more warm water and add a splash of rubbing alcohol.
  8. Replace the unicorn lid.  Make sure it’s on nice and tight!
  9. Give the jar a good shake and calm the eff down!

There’s definitely something mesmerizing about watching the glitter slowly spin, swirl, and fall.  You’ll magically calm the eff down after making one of these jars!  I am keeping mine by my work desk.  

The next time an e-mail rubs me the wrong way or I threaten to throw my computer out the window after seeing yet another rainbow colored food concoction, I’ll take my frustrations out on this unicorn jar instead!  

There.  Now don’t you feel better?


What do you think about the unicorn trend?


  • Reply Camille Gabel May 24, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    This is AWESOME! I’m going to add it to our summer craft projects for my 11 year old daughter!

    • Reply Jessica May 24, 2017 at 2:06 PM

      So glad to hear it! I’m sure your daughter will have a great time making (and shaking) this unicorn jar!

  • Reply kissmytulle May 24, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    I’m over this unicorn thing. But this? Is less unicorn and more awesome, so I’m good with it. 😉

    • Reply Jessica May 24, 2017 at 2:25 PM

      I just want to focus on mermaids, really. But I figured I’d give the unicorn lovers at least ONE project! 😉

  • Reply Romy May 24, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Love this! I’m all about the sparkle ✨

  • Reply Kendra May 25, 2017 at 12:07 AM

    That calming jar is so pretty!

  • Reply Desirae H May 26, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Totally gonna make one of these for myself. I’m thinking a dinosaur-topped version with green glitter for Owen!

    • Reply Jessica May 27, 2017 at 8:12 AM

      That sounds awesome! I’m sure Owen will love it!

  • Reply Kim May 30, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Oh I like this idea! Pretty glitter too! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Pinned ! Have a great week!

    • Reply Jessica May 30, 2017 at 1:11 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Disney Magic Mommy May 31, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    This looks really fun. I teach sunday school to some very entergetic 4 and 5 year olds. This might be so fun for them to do!! Found you through the dizzy busy and hungry link party, and I’ll be back, I’m sure!

    • Reply Jessica June 1, 2017 at 1:39 PM

      Thanks so much! I think this would definitely be easy enough to share with your Sunday School kids. I hope they love this glitter-filled project! 🙂

  • Reply Hil D (@Raisingfairies) June 2, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    I should make a few of these for everyone in my family 🙂 Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight!

    • Reply Jessica June 2, 2017 at 2:21 PM

      Unicorns for everyone! ✨?

  • Reply akaleistar June 3, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    That glitter jar is so pretty!

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