I love a good piñata, but the thought of making them from scratch seemed a bit daunting and time consuming, especially for something that would be torn apart. That's when it hit me- faux piñatas! All the cuteness and fun of a piñata, made in half the time, that can be kept indefinitely. Win-win! So, I scoured Oriental Trading for supplies and got to work creating this tiny piñata tutorial.
Step 2: Fold your length of crepe paper in fours so that it's compact. Put the crepe paper against the lid rim and cut at the width of the rim. Save the wider section- you'll be using it for the bottom. Do this for all the colors to mix and match, or keep it the same for consistency.
Step 3: Wrap the lid in the narrow section, putting glue every few inches as you work so the glue stays hot.
Step 4: Wrap the bottom of the pumpkin with the wider section from before. Glue every few inches to secure it.
Step 5: Now that the perimeter of your pumpkin is wrapped, you can start the piñata part at the top! Cut a length of crepe paper, and fold it so it's narrow. Cut in half width-wise.
Step 6: Take your folded crepe paper and cut slits close together to make the pinata fringe.
Step 7: Starting at the bottom, glue the fringe onto the top of the lid. Continue all the way to the top.
Step 8: Trim the excess from the sides of the lid.
Step 9: Fill with candy. Finito!
Don't forget to make some teal pumpkins as well to support this great cause!
How cute are these? I think they would make great seat markers at your place settings or nice favors for your party guests. What do you think of faux piñatas? Better than the real thing?! Let me know in the comments!