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13 DIY Piñatas to Make for Your Next Summer Party

Whether your party guests are 12 or 27, everyone loves taking a swing at a piñata and racing to pick up as much candy as their arms can hold. Unfortunately, store-bought piñatas can be expensive and there usually isn’t one that will match your party theme. While making your own can seem daunting, we’re here to tell you that it’s not! You can make one in any shape you want in as little as one afternoon. All you need is stiff cardboard, crepe paper, tape and scissors. Check out these 13 DIY piñatas that are perfect for your next summer shindig.


1. Cactus Piñata: Whether you use it as a centerpiece or fill it with candy, this cactus piñata is the perfect addition to your next fiesta. (via Peachy Cheek)

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2. Flamingo Piñata: Nothing says summer like pink flamingos. This one is so cute you’ll be sad to see it smashed open… until you get to all that candy, of course. (via Studio DIY)

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3. Donut Piñata: Donut you just love this piñata? ;) (via Brit + Co)

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4. Pizza Piñata: Throw a pizza party and have your decorations match the menu with this easy-to-make piñata. (via Frankie Magazine)

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5. Beehive Piñata: Get your party guests buzzin’ with this super sweet beehive piñata. Aren’t those DIY bumblebees made from pipe cleaners and yellow pom poms the cutest? (via Country Living)

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6. Banana Piñata: Because when won’t you need a banana piñata? (via Elsie Marley)

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7. Goldfish Piñata: No under the sea party is complete without a gigantic goldfish. Instead of long strips of fringe, this one’s made with tissue paper squares. (via The Chickabug Blog)

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8. Pineapple Piñata: Cut your tissue paper in points instead of fringe to give your pineapple piñata a more realistic look. (via Think.Make.Share)

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9. Taco Piñata: Taco Tuesday will never be the same. (via Studio DIY)

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10. Popsicle Piñata: Perfect for any backyard party, this is one popsicle that isn’t made for eating. (via Oh Happy Day)

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11. Strawberry Piñatas: These mini piñatas aren’t just adorable, but they also ensure that no one gets left out or fights over the candy. (via Woods of Bell Trees)

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12. Watermelon Piñata: You can be the proud owner of your very own giant watermelon with the help of a few big pieces of cardboard and some bright-colored crepe paper. (via Color Me Meg)

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13. Birthday Cake Piñata: Make a large slice for everyone to bust open or make an individual-sized one to hold the guest of honor’s present in. Either way, this is the one time everyone will rave over the fake cake instead of the real one. (via Studio DIY)

Which piñata is at the top of your guest list for your next party? Got any other smashingly good ideas we need to hear? Drop us a line!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)