How to Make a Piñata

How to Make a Piñata

I have been seeing specialty piñatas and balloons all over Instagram and Pinterest lately. I of course have been obsessed with them and wanted one of my own. Thus, my latest DIY project. Since my birthday is on Thursday I thought “what better decoration than a specialty piñata?” I normally would say what the heck and just order one but I just knew I could make one myself.

Just a little disclaimer, I normally share quick and easy projects but this one turned out to take some time. Even though it took me a little while to complete, it was totally worth it. I have a feeling you will feel the same way too. Also, shout out to my baby sister, Sam, for helping me with this!

What You’ll Need:

Moving Boxes | Scissors or a Box Cutter | Tape | A Sharpie | Tissue Paper

How to Make a Piñata

Step 1: Trace

After determining your shape, trace it onto the flat cardboard boxes. I repurposed my moving boxes for this project to save some money. Your boxes can be any size and shape as long as they will accommodate what you are trying to make.

How to Make a Piñata

Step 2: Cut

Now you will want to cut out your shape using your scissors or box cutter. Make sure you cut through both sides of the box so you end up with two of the same shape.

How to Make a Piñata

How to Make a Piñata

Step 3: Tape

With the left over pieces of your cardboard, you will make your shape 3D. Use pieces that are similar in size to the ends of your shape. Doing this will reduce the number of cuts and jagged edges. Piecing your shape back together is kind of like a finishing a puzzle. Also, if you want to add candy or confetti to your piñata, do it right before you seal it up completely.

How to Make a Piñata

Step 4: Fringe

Now that your shape is 3D, cut fringe for the outside. You can make the fringe as big or small as you want. After you finish cutting your fringe, determine a pattern for your piñata. I decided on four gold rows followed by two pink rows and so on. Now tape them on securely.

How to Make a Piñata

Step 5: Have Fun!

Your piñata is all finished. You can use it as a decoration for your party or put it to its real use!

I don’t think I have ever had a piñata at one of my birthday parties so this is a first for me! It only took 24 years!

What’s your favorite birthday party decoration?

 

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