MAKE THIS FUN RAINBOW PIÑATA
Didn’t I tell you guys that Erin from Berin Made would be back with an epic rainbow Piñata DIY?! In case you missed her last guest post you can check out these fun DIY drink tassels that are perfect for your next colourful soiree! And if you love those DIYs then you’ll definitely love her book Paper Parties which you can grab here! Now, onto the tutorial…
Our love of rainbows knows no bounds! If you’re planning to throw a colour-filled party, then look no further, this rainbow piñata just hits all the right spots. A big piñata does take some time and patience, but if you’re looking for a quick piñata fix, check out our 10-minute Paper Plate Rainbow Piñatas too!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Tissue Paper (in colours of your choice)
- PVA glue
- Glue stick
- Heavy duty thick tape
- Cardboard (A3 size)
- Glue Gun
Cut lengths of tissue paper into strips 3m wide. Fringe down the size about 3/4 way through with scissors. You can cut a few strips of each colour to start and see if you need more later on.
Print out the piñata template into your desired size (The one photographed is in A3 size) by scaling it on your printer settings. Cut out the shapes and draw the outline onto your pieces of cardboard.
Attach together according to the corresponding sides on the template with heavy duty thick tape to construct the rainbow shape. Cut out the shape of the flap and two holes on it, marked on the template to create the opening to fill it with sweets.
Cover any gaps with tissue paper and PVA glue to make the “weak spots” for the piñata so that the sweets can fall out when bashed.
Cover the rainbow with colours! Start with lining the bottom (violet, as shown) strip with your glue stick, working your way up to the top of the rainbow. Each fringe should cover over the previous fringe slightly
When the rainbow is covered entirely, fill it with sweets. String a ribbon through the two holes created in the top flap, and use hot glue to glue shut.
Credit: Photos by Jason To; Creative Direction by BerinMade; Craft assistance by Megan Tan
Erin Hung is the creative director of award-winning stationery company BerinMade, and the author of “Paper Parties”. Having spent the better part of a decade designing wedding stationery for the world’s most discerning brides, she knows a thing or two about throwing a real good party. She’s hosted craft workshops all over the world, from Lane Crawford in HK to West Elm in London, and you may even have seen her on TV on Kiristie’s Handmade Christmas on Channel 4.
If you ever catch her day-dreaming, she’s probably thinking about sushi, pinatas, or one day living on a houseboat. More at www.berinmade.com or follow along @berinmade on instagram!