A Crafty Mix


There’s Unicorn SPiT in our Loo and I Love It!!

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Unicorn SPiT? It’s a water-based, nontoxic, vibrant colored gel stain and glaze that smells yummy and OMW this stuff is awesome. Just look at those colors – WOW!!!

Beautiful and vibrant Unicorn SPiT colors

I ordered mine online and it arrived last weekend and I couldn’t wait to try it. Lucky for me we have lots of pallets lying around…….. LOTS!!!!

Pallet stock pile

I got hubby to tear some apart for me while I drew a quick sketch of a small bathroom cupboard that could hold spare toilet rolls.

Use a roll of toilet paper to figure out how wide to make the Unicorn SPiT cupboard

We used our trusty table saw to cut all the pieces.

All the bits have been cut

And we sanded the pallets until they were free of splinters. Now I was finally ready to start SPiTting 😎

The door for the little cupboard is made from a rag tag of interesting pieces, cut to size

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Putting Unicorn SPiT in Our Loo

I used our balsamic Rusty Nail Muti to stain and seal the pallets, but any water-based wood stain should work. It must be water-based so that the Unicorn SPiT will stick. Oil-based sealers will create a protective layer that Unicorn SPiT won’t be able to penetrate and you’ll lose out on all those beautiful colors.

The unicorns made me do it 😉 Click to Tweet

I covered one side of all the cut bits with Rusty Nail Muti and on the other side, I only used the stain around the outer edges. I wanted to keep as much raw wood as possible free for the Unicorn SPiT.

Stain the outside edges of the wood pieces in a rich brown

Once the stain was dry (about 10 minutes) I could start playing with my SPiT, whoop, whoop.

Here’s how I played with my Unicorn SPiT

I gave the pallets a light spitz of water and added Dragon’s Belly on the outside, followed by Navajo Jewel and then Blue Thunder. Don’t you just love those names?

Spritz some water onto the raw untreated wood and then apply the unicorn SPiT

Using my fingers I smudged the colors from left to right following the grain of the wood. Don’t you just love how vibrant the colors are? Since green, teal, and blue are analogous colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel, they create a sense of harmony. For a little contrast and interest, I added a few drops of the Zia Teal in the middle of all my smudgingness.

Now for the fun, use your fingers, a brush or even steel wool to smudge a spread the Unicorn SpiT into the grain

My Zia Teal is so much more intense than the other colors, so I tried to use it where I wanted to emphasize certain bits of the wood. I used steel wool to scrape over all the Unicorn SPiT, once again going in the same direction as the wood.

Now for the fun, use your fingers, a brush or even steel wool to smudge a spread the Unicorn SpiT into the grain

The steel wool pushed the Unicorn SPiT deeper into some areas and lifted it off other areas and gave the whole piece a distressed look.

Close up of streaks made by the steel wool

Once the SPiT was dry, I dry brushed on some more Rusty Nail Muti to make everything pop and add additional contrast.

Add a dark, glossy wood stain around the outside edges to make the colors pop and create a complimentary contrast.

My hands look like I might have some dragon blood in me but I smell divine 🙂 Here’s a close up after the stain has been dry brushed over the Unicorn SPiT. So pretty, it adds dimension and finishes it off so nicely.

After adding the White Ming Unicorn SPiT

Here’s another view. The pallet bits are the same vibrant, gorgeous color as the paint in the bottles of Unicorn SPiT. We’ve even put Unicorn SPiT on fabric and those colors are just as beautiful.

Getting this look was so easy. Unicorn SPiT is the most amazing wood and gel stain. Love these colors #unicornspit #DIYHomeDecor #GelStain #trendingdecor #diytutorial

Once everything had been stained I could put the little cupboard together.

Making the Unicorn SPiT Cupboard

The thing I love about pallets is that they are bent and damaged. They have their own character. The middle piece in the pic below had been attacked by bugs and I could never reproduce what Mother Nature did so beautifully with her creepy crawlies.

Close up of the door that's been spat on by a Unicorn

To put the cupboard together I used 1″x 1″ and made a box frame out of the pallets.

Make a simple box shape for the cupboard

I attached the door and then changed my mind about the door handle. Someone told me that unicorns aren’t too keen about man-made materials 😉 so I decided to use a branch instead of the silver handle shown above.  I just used the box that the Unicorn SPiT came in to figure out what angle to cut the brand and then screwed it into the door. We did something similar when we made our ammo box cupboard.

To make a branch handle use a cardboard box to figure out where to cut the branch so it's level with the door.

Three layers of protective satin polyurethane and my little cupboard was finally ready.

Getting this look was so easy. Unicorn SPiT is the most amazing wood and gel stain. Love these colors #unicornspit #DIYHomeDecor #GelStain #trendingdecor #diytutorial

Now there’s a little Unicorn SPiT in our loo and I cannot wait to get my hands dirty again. If you like it don’t forget to share 😉

Getting this look was so easy. Unicorn SPiT is the most amazing wood and gel stain. Love these colors #unicornspit #DIYHomeDecor #GelStain #trendingdecor #diytutorial
Hope your day is filled with Unicorns and glitter. Click to Tweet

The original creator of Unicorn SPiT actually liked our technique so much she gave it a name  😀 That makes me soooo proud. Can you see me doing the happy dance? It’s now officially known as the Seawater Technique.

Getting this Seawater Unicorn SPiT look was so easy. Unicorn SPiT is the most amazing wood and gel stain. Love these colors #unicornspit #DIYHomeDecor #GelStain #trendingdecor #diytutorial

Although Unicorn SPiT was originally used to stain wood, you can use it on all kinds of things. If you haven’t played with it yet, here are a few more tutorials for you:

Unicorn SPiT has a few sparkling colors too, which are just stunning. This tutorial will show you how to blend the sparkling colors to create jewel-like tones.BTW, I’m not being paid to say all these things about Unicorn SPiT, it’s just so magical I had to share it with you all and it’s available on Amazon too. Disclosure: If you click on the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us fund our SPiTting habit?

Sale Unicorn SPiT, Navajo Jewel, 5771011 Gel Stain & Glaze, 8 Ounce Bottle
Sale Unicorn SPiT 5771006 Gel Stain and Glaze, Zia Teal 8.0 FL OZ Bottle, 1 Liter, 8
Sale Unicorn SPiT 5771008 Gel Stain and Glaze, Blue Thunder 8.0 FL OZ Bottle

And as always here’s wishing you a beautiful crafty week filled with love and unicorns 😉 Thank you for popping around for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, DIY Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Painting, Pallet Hacks


  • Posted: May 23, 2021 15:22


    I absolutely love this! Thinking about using it on some hand made outdoor wood furniture. If I did what would you seal it with?
    • Posted: June 2, 2021 18:56


      So happy you like our little Unicorn SPiT cupboard, Nicole. To seal I prefer using a water-based sealer. I find the oil-based ones tend to yellow over time. Ronseal and Aquacote are both good. You can also apply an outdoor clear wax, which will feed the wood and seal in too. If you use wax then you'll need to reapply it again. We use Woodcote, but I'm not sure if it's available everywhere.
  • Posted: October 15, 2020 19:07


    Your project is so beautiful:) I've been looking at putting minerals in polyurethane and doing a floor at the entrance to my home but this has created some excitement! Do you think it could go on a painted floor and then covered with water based polyurethane? Thank you so much for sharing so much excitement!
    • Posted: October 17, 2020 07:58


      Thanks so much, Ava, you made my day. WRT to your question, there are some high-grade water-based polyurethanes out there that will definitely work. I've never tried them myself since they're a bit more expensive than the oil-based versions. I've heard really good things about Minwax.
  • Posted: August 9, 2020 15:04


    Dearest! I love your work soooo much!!! Can you tell me please where can I buy the products in The Netherlands???? Because if Ik order these with Amazon I have to pay do many taxes... Thanks you for your replay! Keep up the beautiful wirk! Kind regards, Trees Dovianus
    • Posted: August 10, 2020 13:59


      Dankje wel, ek waardeur dit baie. I had the same problem when I first started playing with Unicorn SPiT. Staying in South Africa the Amazon shipping costs are a nightmare. I reached out to the lady who created SPiT and she kindly sent them to me. It worked out way cheaper. She's since sold the recipe but if you search for "Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain Q & A (OFFICIAL)" on facebook, there's a wonderful community of SPiTTers who will jump at the chance and maybe they can point you in the right direction. I do hope you get some, it's awesome stuff
  • Posted: March 26, 2020 14:30


    Love these colors but a little confused... did you use the purple?
    • Posted: March 26, 2020 14:53


      Hey there Laura, no purple. I only used Dragon’s Belly, Navajo Jewel, Blue Thunder, and Zia Teal.
  • Posted: January 21, 2020 11:13

    Louise Ruth

    Hi Where do you get Unicorn Spit in South Africa, and how much is it please?
    • Posted: January 21, 2020 12:22


      Hey Louise, Granny B's is the distributor for Unicorn SPiT here in South Africa. Here's a link to their website - https://www.grannyb.co.za/ You can also find them on Facebook
  • Posted: July 16, 2019 20:02


    Michelle, is there a water based stain you could recommend for those of us in the U.S.? I am going to (try) to redo my father’s mahogany rocking chair. I am new to wood-working. Love your work. It is inspiring!
    • Posted: July 17, 2019 04:35


      Hello Dominique ? Unicorn SPiT was made in right there in America so you should be able to get it without any problems. I believe it's available in Walmart and you can order it online too. Have fun redoing your Dad's rocking chair
  • Posted: May 27, 2019 14:27


    Hi. I love that you recycled pallets for your project. Your piece is stunning & looks perfect in that space. Your article is very well written & directions are easy to follow. I think the Dragon SpiT has infected me. I have to try this! I'm now your newest follower from the USA.
    • Posted: May 27, 2019 16:16


      You are the best Ally ? both for the follow (so appreciate that - thank you) and that you've been infected by Unicorn SPiT. You are going to have soooooo much fun
  • Posted: January 22, 2019 01:13

    Loretta Babcock

    Love Love love---in the process of rehabbing a house I just bought--kitchen counter tops are going to be unicorn spit!!! Great job!!!
    • Posted: January 22, 2019 04:33


      OooooEeeeee Loretta, I can just imagine how amazing your kitchen will be will the Unicorn SPiT countertops. It would be like cooking in a fantasy world.
  • Posted: April 9, 2018 20:15


    Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS!! I love it!
    • Posted: April 10, 2018 04:05


      Thank you so much Teri ?
    • Posted: March 14, 2020 23:09

      Melanie Lane

      I would love to see how it looks!!!
  • Posted: December 28, 2017 22:12

    Rhonda Allan

    What a gorgeous cupboard! Extremely unique one of a kind piece! I'm impressed! :)
    • Posted: December 29, 2017 08:48


      Thank you very much Rhonda, I really appreciate that so much
  • Posted: August 27, 2017 03:40


    What a magical looking cupboard - that is just the coolest! Those colors ??
    • Posted: August 27, 2017 05:27


      :D thank you Marie
  • Posted: August 22, 2017 02:23

    FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks

    Michelle, I love this look in your loo! Besides the beauty of the colors, what is that face on the left side on the floor? He looks mighty interesting! I like things that are different & that's why all your projects appeal to me so much. You have a unique eye for style & I absolutely love that Unicorn Spit! Gonna have to try it. I thought about it all afternoon while I was working on a project in my basement. I suppose Amazon carries it? It looks very interesting. Pinned
    • Posted: August 22, 2017 06:08


      Isn't that little face just the beautiful? We bought him a while back from a very talented street artist here in South Africa and I believe it's carved out of some kind of seed pod. I haven't seen him around so I'm hoping he got discovered by a gallery and is making tons of money ;-) He deserves it. WRT to Unicorn SPiT I do believe they sell it on Amazon and some WalMart's carry it too in the States. If you don't come right Florence you can have a look at https://www.unicornspit.com/where-to-buy/, there might be a SPiT local vendor in your area. The local vendors are the best because they go to so much effort to help with the product and give advice. Hope you come right my friend
  • Posted: August 16, 2017 13:27


    That is such a cool look Michelle. Love the way the colors are swirling and it looks great in the loo. Giving it a bit of fun color.
    • Posted: August 16, 2017 14:30


      Thanks so much Mary. I am totally in love with US and how the colors take on a life of their own when they're mixed with water. I'm dying to try it with resin but need to practice a little bit first ;-)
  • Posted: August 13, 2017 05:18

    Amy Nahirny

    I love UNICORN SPIT. I try to spit on everything. i love the colors you got out of it. I really need to get more motivated.
    • Posted: August 15, 2017 11:39


      Isn't it just the best ever!!! I don't think I've ever seen such beautiful colors in our paints of glazes. Thanks so much for your lovely words Amy
  • Posted: July 28, 2017 16:00


    This is absolutely stunning! I love the color!! I will have to try that Unicorn Spit and soon.
    • Posted: July 29, 2017 10:41


      You'll love it Carolann. There's just so much you can do with it
  • Posted: April 21, 2017 15:47


    Michelle, That is so beautiful and cool! I love the Green Stained wood in the blue Loo! Oh! and I LOVE your Blog! The layout looks like a pinterest feed! So cool! Jeannee
    • Posted: April 23, 2017 06:00


      Thank you so very much Jeannee, I really appreciate that
  • Posted: January 23, 2017 20:27

    Anita Holland

    I was always the biggest hater of painted furniture but after seeing this my order of unicorn spit is on its way. So excited, cant wait to try it out. Thanks for the ideas.
    • Posted: January 24, 2017 08:11


      I agree with you Anita, some pieces shouldn't be painted, especially when the piece of wood has a beautiful story to tell. It's one of the things I love about Unicorn SPiT, it doesn't hide the story, it just gives it a new cover. I think you'll love playing with it.
  • Posted: October 26, 2016 16:52


    WHOA!!!! That is one of the most AMAZINGINGLY BEAUTIFUL things I've seen!!!! ♥♥♥ it! And you pulled me in by the post title alone ;) I've got to try this :)
    • Posted: October 26, 2016 17:29


      ;-) Yay, I'm so glad you likes it Kristine, Unicorn SPiT is A.M.azing. Please try it, the story behind creating SPiT is also so special.
  • Posted: October 1, 2016 01:34


    Awesome, I just think its great that you are willing to share your knowledge. I love learning new things !!! Great, beautiful job :)
    • Posted: October 1, 2016 06:19


      Thank you so much Karla :-)
  • Posted: September 27, 2016 02:53

    Ernesto Castillo

    Amazing look , love the vibrant colors! It looks fantastic, Wow what a masterpiece so full of colors and looks great too in the throne room Lol Thanks for sharing ???
    • Posted: September 27, 2016 05:56


      I'm so glad you like it Ernesto and thank you so much for stopping to say Hi ;-)
  • Posted: September 26, 2016 21:25

    Denise Hardy

    This is beautiful and so is the whole of your bathroom. Love the finish on your walls :)
    • Posted: September 27, 2016 05:58


      Thank you so much Denise. Everyone calls out little blue bathroom the fairy bathroom and we had so much fun decorating it.
  • Posted: September 26, 2016 18:42


    Thanks for introducing me to "Unicorn Spit." Your project has inspired me to get some. Can't wait to try it.
    • Posted: September 27, 2016 06:03


      Oh I'm so glad, it really is so much fun to use. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment
  • Posted: August 18, 2016 17:40

    Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    I love these colors. When I saw this on Instagram I fell in love. I've never heard of Unicorn Spit, but I'm thinking that I need some of this in my home. Seriously, who doesn't need a bit of magic from a Unicorn? LOL I love the way you layered this over the wood and stain, the combination is so stunning! Love it!
    • Posted: August 19, 2016 11:26


      Awesome, thank you so much Nikki. Unicorn SPiT is the bomb, I can't believe how beautiful the colors are and it's smells divine.
  • Posted: August 9, 2016 01:54

    Sherlene Mats

    Where can I get one of those coconut persons? The whole loo is phenomenal!
    • Posted: August 9, 2016 07:24


      Thank you Sherlene and you'r right the little coconut person is adorable. Unfortunately we bought him on the side of the road and I haven't seen the artist for a long time :-(
  • Posted: July 4, 2016 19:50


    LOL, I haven't heard of Unicorn Spit before, now I know ;) This is soooo cool, you are one creative girl! Love what you did and the Unicorn Spit looks lovely on it :)
    • Posted: July 11, 2016 07:02


      Thanks Katrin, I just want to SPiT on everything at the moment, lol. I can't believe how beautifully rich the colors are.
  • Posted: June 23, 2016 12:31

    Louisa Wobbe

    Awesome colours, love it!!!
    • Posted: June 24, 2016 08:04


      Thank you Louisa :-)
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 18:28

    Michelle - Happy Heart™

    Gorgeous colors and such a beautiful space…absolutely love it!!! Thanks for the intro to the U.S…I have so much in my collection, but will be on the look out to try this in the future!!
    • Posted: June 21, 2016 08:36


      Awesome, thank you Michelle, glad you like it!!
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 16:28


    I adore this. Wow!!! Was it expensive?
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 17:34


      Thank you :-) It actually wasn't and our Rand/Dollar exchange rate sucks at the moment. The bottles are bigger than I thought and you can dilute the SPiT a lot. Here's the scary thing the postage to South Africa was more expensive than buying six bottles of Unicorn SPiT. Go figure........
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 16:15


    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I so want to do this! Thank you for the info!!!
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 17:29


      Pleasure Jenny, let me know how it turns out, I'd love to see some pics if you try it.
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 15:15


    Michelle, this is too awesome!! Love what you did with the unicorn spit!! Your cupboard looks so beautiful!!! Amazing, just amazing!!!
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 17:30


      Thank you Keri. (Love your latest project BTW :-) )
  • Posted: June 19, 2016 16:41


    Thanks for sharing! I love it!
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 06:34


      My pleasure, thank you for coming to say hi. Comments always make my day :-)
  • Posted: June 18, 2016 19:52

    Brooke of Passport Couture

    This is so cool! I'm ready to buy my own Unicorn SPiT and start experimenting!
    • Posted: June 22, 2016 07:27


      Oh you're going to have so much fun Brooke, enjoy :D
  • Posted: June 17, 2016 08:55


    What beautiful colors, it looks amazing and it's really nice to see someone using natural elements as part of their design.
    • Posted: June 17, 2016 08:58


      Thank you Anon. Unicorn SPiT and Mother Nature make a beautiful combination :D
  • Posted: June 17, 2016 02:26

    Gerri Davis

    One of the most orginal ideas I've seen using Unicorn Spit.
    • Posted: June 17, 2016 05:26


      Aaaawww thank you Gerri :-)
  • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:09

    Laurie Brennan

    What a great use of Unicorn Spit. Your project fits in perfectly with the decor of your bathroom (which I love!) Great job all around and thank you for sharing your technique.
    • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:38


      Thank you Laurie..... In think I'm addicted <3
  • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:04


    Hi, Fabulous job with the article and the spit!
    • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:39


      Thank you so much Corry <3

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