Make These Holographic 2017 Number Piñatas to Ring in the New Year
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Make These Holographic 2017 Number Piñatas to Ring in the New Year

Guys, 2017 is upon us! Whether this time of year means you’re fondly reflecting over the previous year, or if you can’t wait to shake off the past and welcome 2017, it’s a time to celebrate. If doing more DIYs is on your resolution list for 2017 (if it isn’t, it should be), why not start your resolutions early by making these holographic 2017 number piñatas?

I love these piñatas because you can take this concept and use it for lots of other occasions. Make number piñatas for a birthday party as the birthday gal’s age, or for a graduation party as the class year. There are a few steps to the piñata making process, but trust me — it’s all really easy! Let’s get to it!

Materials + Tools:

  • holographic wrapping paper (I got mine at Michaels)
  • cardboard boxes (I used two large ones to make the four numbers)
  • tape
  • ruler
  • utility knife
  • pen
  • scissors
  • glue

Instructions:

1. Draw a block number on the cardboard box. I made my number as tall as the side of the box (I made the top and bottom of the number touch the creases in the box), so I would have a reference on how tall I should make the other numbers later on.

2. Cut out the number. Use the cutout to trace another shape on cardboard. Cut the second number out.

3. Cut 2-inch-wide strips of the cardboard.

4. Tape the strips along the edge of one of the numbers. Tape the second number on top.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 to make the other numbers.

6. If you want to fill your piñata with candy (or confetti!), cut a flap on the side.

7. Make a fringe with your holographic paper. I first cut 3-inch-wide strips and then fringed them.

8. Glue fringe on the piñata, starting from the bottom. Trim any fringe hanging off the cardboard. Glue fringe along the side and the back. Trim again.

9. Cover the other numbers in fringe. You’re done!

Draw a block number on the cardboard box. I made my number as tall as the side of the box (I made the top and bottom of the number touch the creases in the box), so I would have a reference on how tall I should make the other numbers later on. Cut out the number. Use the cutout to trace another shape on cardboard. Cut the second number out.

Cut two-inch-wide strips in the cardboard. Tape the strips along the edge of one of the numbers. Tape the second number on top.

Repeat steps 1-4 to make the other numbers. Easy peasy.

If you want to fill your piñata with candy (or confetti!), cut a flap on the side.

Now that you have the bones of your piñatas made, time to cut fringe! Make a fringe with your holographic paper. I first cut three-inch-wide strips and then fringed them. This is your chance to stream that movie you’ve been wanting to watch. I suggest When Harry Met Sally, because it’s New Year’s-esque.

Glue fringe on the piñata, starting from the bottom. Trim any fringe hanging off the cardboard. Glue fringe along the side and the back. Trim again.

Cover the other numbers in fringe. You’re done!

Ring in the new year!

Pipe cleaner tiaras are a must. We made this one by simply bending and curving pipe cleaners, but we also have a pretty cool tutorial here.

Is this a New Year’s party or an ’80s prom? (I’d be fine with either.)

How will you celebrate the new year? Share photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #britstagram!

DIY Production and Styling: Irene Lee

Photography: Kurt Andre