diy | Christmas tree pinatas for hello giggles

12.03.2011
I love this time of year! When Hello Giggles approached me to collaborate on a DIY (here) with them, I instantly thought of the holidays and wanted to take this opportunity to do something a little more playful and festive. Here's how to make a Christmas Tree Pinata...


Materials:
- Tissue Paper
- Poster Board
- Newspaper
- Scissors
- Masking Tape
- Mod Podge
- Elmer's White Glue
- Paintbrush

1. Pinata Bases: To create the pyramid-shaped Christmas tree, cut out 3 triangles (17.5" high and 14" at the base) using the poster paper. Then, cut out 1 equilateral triangle, with each side measuring 14". Tape together. To create the second tree shaped pinata, draw a Christmas tree to your liking. Cut two. For the sides, cut a long rectangle strip, at least 2" wide. Fold and tape together.

2. Create paper mache paste by watering down a few cups of Mod Podge. Dip newspaper strips into the paste.

3. Place strips onto your pinata bases. Use the paintbrush to create an even coat.

4. Cut 2" tissue paper strips. Fringe using your scissors.

5. Glue fringed tissue paper strips onto pinata bases.

6. Cut excess tissue paper fringe at the sides. Continue until all sides are covered. If you would like to add treats inside, use a blade to cut a little flap. You can poke two holes at the top and string rope through to hang up for some pinata fun!

Thank you to Lauren of Hello Giggles (@MissGallo)!!

13 comments:

Mangotatoes said...

Ugh that's sort of amazing. I love winning some loot ahah. No but seriously my sisters would love this DIY craft.

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

it came out so super cute!! youre so creative!

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Amanda Nguyen said...

this project gives me warm fuzzies...so great for the holidays! great collab!

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Anonymous said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AIMEE :) auntie kay

jen said...

adorable!! a great diy to do with the fam!

Fashion Tales.... said...

What a fun DIY! Hope you had a great wkd. xxoo :)

Bonnie said...

These are so cute! I would definitely DIY this.

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nicola lynde. said...

Everybody's getting so christmassy....love it!

Anonymous said...

so cute aimz!! will have to try this out! :)

Rachel Phipps said...

These look amazing - I really want to make some for my next Christmas party!

Veva said...

A perfect DIY to make with kids!
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Ashley said...

awesome! looks like fun!

Stella MArie said...

WOWOWOW AWESOME!!!

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