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20 Creative Ways to Make a Piñata

Piñata season (yes, we’re calling it an entire season) is upon us! Whether or not you’re throwing a Cinco de Mayo bash, piñatas are a great way to add a dose of nostalgic cheer to any party or event. I mean, how can you go wrong with tons of colors, fringed tissue paper, and candy? Here are 20 creative ways to create your own DIY piñata for your next big bash!

1. Ice Cream Cone Piñatas: Ice cream in piñata form? We love it! We love the idea of creating a bunch of mini cones and hosting an ice cream party. (via Oh Happy Day)

2. Glitzy Piñatas and Blindfolds: Confetti System is known for putting the glitz back into paper decorations. We love this suite of piñatas, blindfolds, and garlands. (via Confetti System)

3. A Piñata Cake: If you’re an avid Pinterest user, you’ve definitely seen this piñata cake before. What would you fill yours with? (via A Subtle Revelry)

4. Cupcake Liner Piñata: Use cupcake liners to decorate a piñata? Genius! (via Say Yes to Hoboken)

5. Piñata Backdrop: To add a ton of color to your wedding, photo booth, or house, create a wall of fringed paper. (via 100 Layer Cake)

6. Piñata Garland: This pull-style garland is made using paper cups and tissue paper. So cute. (via One Charming Party)

7. Piñata Cupcakes: Another sweet take on the piñata, these are made by creating chocolate dome shells to place on top of regular cupcakes. We’re loving all those sprinkles! (via Sweet Tooth)

8. Number Piñata: Celebrating a milestone birthday? Or saying goodbye to your 20s? (via Oh Happy Day)

9. Post-It Heart Piñata: Post-its make the perfect pixelated piñata heart! (via Brooklyn Bride)

10. Piñata Invitations: For a really cute invitation, send a box with a pull piñata in it. Guests will pull on the piñata and the invite will pop right out! (via Pizzazzerie)

11. Mini Cone Piñatas: You can use those little cone cups from the water cooler to create your own party hat-inspired piñata. (via One Charming Party)

12. Ampersand Piñata: Type nerd alert! (via Pinyadayada on Etsy)

13. Piñata Cookies: When we saw this one hit Pinterest last year, we heard a resounding “why didn’t we think of that?” throughout Brit HQ. So. Freaking. Adorable! (via She Knows)

14. Piñata Napkin Rings: You can’t exactly fill these ones with candy, but we love the festive look for a piñata-inspired tablescape. Stay tuned for more on this theme later this week! (via Confetti Pop)

15. Pull Piñata Garland: You know we love a good garland! This hack uses toilet paper rolls to create a colorful string of candy-filled goodness. (via Love + Cupcakes)

16. Kleenex Box Piñata: Guess what makes a perfect square piñata? A Kleenex box! (via Studio DIY)

17. Piñata Eggs: One of our favorite parts of our creative Easter egg roundup, these are pretty darn cute for any time of year.  (via A Subtle Revelry)

18. Lego Pull Piñata: This has to be the perfect piñata for the little ones. It would be doubly cute if you threw in a few Lego characters as well. (via Delia Creates)

19. Cloud Piñata: This piñata is so sweet that we can’t bear the thought of smashing it to pieces. (via Lieschen Mueller)

20. Ombre Petal Globe Piñata: Using the old balloon and paper mache trick, this lantern-style piñata is cute for any occasion. (via Refinery 29)

Bonus! Piñata Anatomy: Lastly, a lesson in biology ;) (via Carmichael Collective)

Have you ever made a piñata? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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