Ring in 2018 with this dreamy craft.

New Year's Eve is a magical holiday—a celebration of the year that has passed and a time for making wishes for the year ahead. It is a perfect time to gather the family together to set intentions and share some joy with a creative project.


White and yellow felt Crepe paper rolls in pastel colors Colored cardstock 12-inch dowel rod Scissors Hole punch Hot glue gun


1. Draw a profile of a unicorn head on a piece of white felt. The head should be approximately 6 inches tall without the horn. Cut out the head, trace it on the white felt and cut out a second head.

2. Measure 24 inches of crepe paper and then cut it in half lengthwise. Repeat with as many colors as you choose. (Tip: You can substitute crepe paper with yarn, tissue paper or anything else that flows.)

3. Draw a star on a piece of cardstock and cut it out to use as a template. Trace two to four more stars and cut them out. Punch a hole in the top of each.

4. On each star, write a wish for the coming year.

5. Take one of the crepe paper strands and weave all the stars onto the strand.

6. Have an adult use hot glue to attach the strands to the dowel rod. Then glue the rod between the unicorn heads. Glue yellow felt onto the unicorn's horn and draw an eye.

7. Wave your wand to celebrate and share your wishes for the new year!


OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.