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DIY Pinata Techniques
Creating your own pinata isn't as hard as you may think. You can make pinatas a few different ways. The traditional method is to use paper mache. This method can be a little tedious at times, but the process is simple and, of course, lots of fun. Once you've mastered the technique, you can easily DIY any pinata you'd like.
Another method that works best for some pinatas is to make a base with custom-cut pieces of cardboard that you tape or glue together. And if you're short on time, you can even make a pinata by starting with a paper bag.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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There is nothing like a giant donut pinata filled with candy to put a huge smile on everyone's face! So grab some crepe paper and begin cutting some fringe. This huge pinata can be made in one day with inexpensive materials such as cardboard and multicolored crepe paper.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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Emoji Pinata Gift Box
Put a smile on your sweetheart's (or friend's) face with a gift wrapped in an emoji pinata gift box on Valentine's Day (or on any friend's birthday). Search for the emoji you and your sweetie or friend text each other the most, and use that facial expression to decorate the box.Continue to 7 of 22 below.
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Birthday Cake Pinata
A pinata-sized slice of birthday cake is easiest to make with cardboard, rather than paper mache. Decorate the cardboard base with brightly colored crepe paper cut into long fringe strips.
DIY Birthday Cake Pinata from Studio DIYContinue to 8 of 22 below.
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Shooting Star Pinata
Everyone at your next party can make a wish on your DIY silver-and-gold shooting star pinata, which can be suspended from the ceiling. Unlike traditional pinatas, this one is easy to open: Just pull the string below the shooting star and the candy inside the pinata will rain down onto the floor.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Mini Unicorn PinataContinue to 12 of 22 below.
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Tropical Drink Pinata
Nothing says summer like a tropical drink on the patio or by the pool, and this giant tropical drink pinata would be a fun surprise at your next summer party. Just make sure you have plenty of candy on hand, as there is a lot of space inside this huge pinata. Everyone can get handfuls of loot once it has been opened!
DIY Tropical Drink Pinata from Studio DIYContinue to 13 of 22 below.
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Set the table with individual DIY gem pinatas that you can make by covering a printed diamond template with tissue paper strips cut into fringe. The gemstones can be placed at each place setting for inexpensive party decor for an engagement party or wedding anniversary.Continue to 14 of 22 below.
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Ice Cream Cone Pinata
You scream, I scream, everyone will scream for this ice cream cone pinata. No matter the season, everyone loves ice cream, and this party pinata makes the perfect centerpiece for a sweets table.
DIY Ice Cream Cone Pinata from Oh Happy DayContinue to 15 of 22 below.
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These mini pinatas are almost too cute to break.
DIY Mini Pinatas from Oh Happy DayContinue to 16 of 22 below.
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This giant lipstick pinata is the perfect decor for a bachelorette party and is surprisingly easy to make with red, gold, and black crepe paper. It's also an amazing prop for selfies or group photos at the party!
DIY Lipstick Pinata from Studio DIYContinue to 17 of 22 below.
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Celebrate your friend's birthday by making them their own custom-age pinata in stylish metallic fringe. They can break it open to reveal their birthday prize. The pinata numbers also make a great photo prop for birthday selfies; just be sure to get a photo of the pinata before they break it.
DIY Pinata Numbers from Oh Happy DayContinue to 18 of 22 below.
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What is more fun than a pinata? Having an entire wall filled with pinatas! String up a bunch of mini pinatas to make a brightly hued garland to decorate for any celebration. These are "pull pinatas" that open with a string, so you don't have to worry about errant sticks destroying your wall.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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For a beauty-themed party that no one will ever forget, decorate with an assortment of huge hair-themed pinatas, such as scissors, a brush, a comb, and a hairdryer.
DIY Hair Themed Pinatas from The House That Lars BuiltContinue to 21 of 22 below.
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Instead of decorating with balloons and streamers for someone's birthday party, hang up a custom monogram pinata with fringe detailing to personalize the party decor.
DIY Monogram Pinata from Oh Happy DayContinue to 22 of 22 below.
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DIY Flamingo Pinata
Swap out the pink plastic flamingos in your yard for a bright pink flamingo pinata for your next patio party.
DIY Flamingo Pinata from Studio DIY