All posts tagged: pinata

cactus fiesta.

Just because we’re on SIP doesn’t mean we can’t have a fiesta at home! Let’s make a cactus piñata! Materials: corrugated cardboard, box cutter, scissors, masking tape, crepe paper streamers, glue stick Cut two of the same shape for the front and back of your piñata. Cut 1.5-2in wide strips of cardboard for the perimeter; make sure the corrugation allows you to bend your strips along the length (corrugation should run parallel to the bottom). Decide where you want to place the piñata opening and start wrapping one of the shapes with the cardboard strips at the base of the opening. Use masking tape to attach strips to shapes. I prefer attaching the strips to the outside border of the shapes (versus in line with the shape perimeter); this makes it easier to bend the strips to conform to the shape. End with a flap that is not attached with tape. You may leave a slight overlap. Attach the second shape to the opposite side. For this step, you could add all the tape to …

URAQT.

Happy Valentine’s Day! This year, I decided to keep the tradition alive and host Hearts and Crafts 2017 at work. Thanks to Studio DIY for the inspiration, my co-workers got to craft in style. Conversation heart piñatas for all! These make the cutest Valentine’s decor; and they’re perfect for gifting! Materials and tools: paper mache heart boxes, crepe paper streamers, glue stick, scissors, alphabet stickers. Optional materials and tools: awl, darning needle, ribbon/string. Step one: Cut hella fringe Glue one side at a time from the bottom up. Start by glueing a piece of non-fringed crepe paper to the bottom of heart box lid. Overlap with fringe until you reach the top. Trim excess crepe paper. Repeat for the sides of the lid and the back of the base. For the sides of the base, wrap with non-fringed crepe paper. Add alphabet stickers with your phrase of choice. Optional: Poke a hole at the top of the heart with the awl. Use the needle to string the ribbon through the hole. Tie a knot. All the …

PIÑAtas.

My friend asked me to make some party decor for a flamingo and pineapple themed bachelorette party. So craft I did! Paper pineapples, hot pink bunting, and felt leaf confetti. And…and…and…mini pineapple piñatas! A big thank you to Oh Happy Day for the inspiration! Here’s my rendition… Materials & tools:  mini paper cups yellow crepe streamers confetti yellow cardstock ribbon green felt glue stick hot glue scissors tiny hole punch Glue strips of crepe streamers to the bottom and sides of the cup. The streamers don’t need to lay flat on the cup (they can be slightly wrinkled); just make sure they stay put. Cut fringe into strips of crepe streamers. Glue on one piece of fringe to the cup starting at the open end. Add the second layer slightly overlapping the first. Continue adding layers until you reach the bottom of the cup. Fill your mini piñatas with confetti of choice. I created my own mix with tissue paper confetti, die cut flowers & leaves, paper scraps, and of course, sparkly hearts. Cut circles to fit over the …

piñata party.

Did someone say fuñata? Ok, so I’m a little obsessed with piñatas right now but only because I now know you can make them without the mess of paper mâché. My Daddy’s birthday was coming up so I decided to experiment with a new skill and make him a piñata to fill with all kinds of birthday goodies. All you need is some cardboard, crepe paper (streamer form will be easiest to work with), glue stick, packing tape, scissors, black and white paper (for the eyes) and string (optional, for hanging). First, draw and cut out your shape. Then, trace your shape and cut out a second piece. I made a donkey! For a donkey you will need two donkey shapes, rectangular pieces to link the two main parts together, and triangles for the ears. The rectangular shapes will attach the two sides of the donkey together. Cut your cardboard so the corrugation runs crosswise. This will allow the cardboard to curve easily along your piñata shape. Decide where you want your flap (for placing …