I decided to take on the task of making a pinata for Bailey’s 1st birthday. It was simpler than I thought it would be. It just takes a lot of time.
We cut out a #1 and I think it was about 24″ tall.
We cut out a matching back and made edging that was about 5″ wide.
It was a HUGE pinata and it took so much candy to fill 1/2 of it.
If I did this again I would do it smaller, probably 16-18″ and 4″ of edging.
I order my crepe paper from Carte Fini. It’s the good, really great quality stuff. I cut it into strips just a few inches wide.
Since I was using white and I wanted to be extra cautious that the cardboard didn’t show through, I put 2 strips together, folded them in half (hot dog fold) and started cutting little fringes. With 2 strips together there was more volume to the fringing.
Thanks to my handy dandy Fiskars for easily cutting through strip after strip.
I saw a bunch of pinatas on Pinterest that I liked, followed techniques and patterns from a few of them, and here are a few that I love.
(Here, Here, Here)
Here is the original post of the party and stay tuned for a before of this horse! It was a Christmas present of mine about 20 something years ago!