DIY Mini Faux Pinata

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.

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! Click for the full tutorial.

You will need:

Papier mache boxes
Crepe streamers
Gold streamer
Candy
Scissors
Hot glue gun
 

Step 1: Take your crepe paper and measure around the perimeter of the piñata base. Add a teensy bit of extra length and cut.

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! Click for the full 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.

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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 3: Wrap the lid in the narrow section, putting glue every few inches as you work so the glue stays hot.

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! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 4: Wrap the bottom of the pumpkin with the wider section from before. Glue every few inches to secure it.

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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.

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. 

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! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 6: Take your folded crepe paper and cut slits close together to make the pinata fringe.

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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 7: Starting at the bottom, glue the fringe onto the top of the lid. Continue all the way to the top.

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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 8: Trim the excess from the sides of the lid. 

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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.

Step 9: Fill with candy. Finito!

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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.

Don't forget to make some teal pumpkins as well to support this great cause!

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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.
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! Click for the full tutorial.

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!