Mini Pinatas: Party Decor, Entertainment, Favors…All in One!

Pinatas are a spring and summer party staple, but the big ones are time-consuming (and messy!) to make. Why not make minis? Party decor, party entertainment, party favors…all in one! I will show you how to make a pinata that is quick and fun to make yourself!

How to make a pinata - small and simpleThe supplies are easy to gather! All you’ll need is:

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 2Start by cutting out the shape of your pinata. Any solid shape will do. I went with about a 4″ circle. Also cut strips that are the depth of your desired pinata and long enough to go all the way around the perimeter. Mine were about 3/4″ wide.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorialPunch a small hole into your edging strip. Thread your twine through and knot it to create a hanging loop.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 3Tape it securely.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 4Tape the strips at a 90 degree angle to your shapes.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 18Tape both sides all the way around, leaving just enough room to fill your mini pinata.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 5Loose treats or small packaged treats are equally useful here.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 6Then, seal it up with more tape!

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 7Cut strips with your desired colors of tissue paper.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 9Fold the strips and cut fringe!

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 8You want to apply the fringe from the outside working in, so start applying glue around the edge.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 10And then keep moving around toward the center.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 11Here, I’ve switched from red around the edge to orange toward the center.

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 12And yellow in the center. To finish the center of my pinata flower, I balled tiny bits of yellow tissue and glued them on.



crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 14Ta da! Ready to be used as a party favor, decoration, entertainment element or package topper!

crafterhours mini pinata DIY tutorial 15

Comments

  1. This is adorable and so easy. Do you attach a string somewhere to pull it open?

    • I didn’t because my girls are fond of the opportunity to bash at something until candy falls out. But it would be easy to add a pull string!

  2. What a cute idea!!!

  3. CUTE!!

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